The Maryhill CID investigates gruesome murders against the bleak backdrop of the city of Glasgow.


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Series cast summary:
...  DS Jackie Reid / ... 95 episodes, 1990-2010
...  DC Stuart Fraser / ... 75 episodes, 1994-2010
...  DI Robbie Ross / ... 70 episodes, 1990-2010
...  DCI Matt Burke / ... 59 episodes, 1986-2010
Robert Robertson ...  Dr. Stephen Andrews / ... 51 episodes, 1985-2001
James MacPherson ...  DCI Mike Jardine / ... 48 episodes, 1987-2002
...  Supt. Jack McVitie / ... 39 episodes, 1985-1998


The Maryhill CID investigates gruesome murders against the bleak backdrop of the city of Glasgow.

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Release Date:

6 September 1983 (UK)  »

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Did You Know?


Because the phrase "There's been a murder!" was so associated with the show, longtime star Alex Norton called his 2014 autobiography "There's Been a Life". See more »


Det. Sgt. Jackie Reid: Michael Jardine died as he had lived - a brave and honest man. He was the best friend I ever had, and the worst boss.
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Featured in Britain's Favourite Detectives (2014) See more »


No Mean City
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Sung by Maggie Bell
Music by Mike Moran
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Good procedural but I'm tired of neurotic abusive law-breaking cops/Detectives
29 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

H*L* is only offering seasons 18-27, so I can only speak to the show in that season range. So far I've watched seasons 18-20, I will update my review if necessary as I watch: While dated, it held up well enough as a police procedural. Dialogue and production values are decent enough considering it was filmed in the early 2000s. I generally like British television. The cases and the characters tend to be more "real" than the Hollywood versions, and for the most part this is true of Taggart as well---HOWEVER: My biggest gripe with the series is that the tension is artificially generated by the impulsive and often aggressive actions of apparently unstable major characters. This is just lazy writing as the cases, suspects and police sleuthing should be--and ARE interesting enough to carry the show without this added nonsense. Basically I'm just tired of this all too common characterization of any police force--American or British. It's ridiculous and frankly insulting to the viewer.

Neither cops or detectives should be shown as being justified in breaking the law to "solve" a case--or abusing suspects. The one thing THIS show did right was to make it clear that these officers do actually make mistakes when they are "sure" they know who is guilty--AND they do (mostly) suffer the consequences of their actions. That raised my score considerably.

The characters also repeatedly make the point that they have procedures for good reason, and it raises sometimes dire questions (and consequences) when those procedures aren't followed.

But--I absolutely HATE how often the major character YELLS at his subordinates. He's rude and a bully. How would a person like that ever be in a sustained leadership position? He also likes to break the rules--in a "Do as I say, not as I do" fashion--which is completely unfair and ridiculous. Again, how could someone like this keep his job????

I do like that they sometimes show the team as disliking this aspect of their boss, but all too often they wind up defending indefensible behavior. It's so unnecessary! I really, really hope that this particular character doesn't stick around--or that his character arc has him "growing" out of it.

Overall the stories are interesting and the dialogue and the acting are decent. If they cut out the neurotic and abusive nonsense by the main characters this would be a terrific show.

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