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Dead Ringer, Part 1 

The skeletal remains of a dismembered body are discovered beneath the floorboards of a house in Glasgow. The drama takes an unexpected twist when a nine-month-old toddler is kidnapped from ... See full summary »

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... DCI Jim Taggart
... DS Peter Livingstone (as Neil Duncan)
Tom Watson ... Superintendent Murray
Colette O'Neil ... Josephine Peebles
J.G. Devlin ... Bill Lynch
John Carlin ... George Cunningham
Jake D'Arcy ... Ronnie McIsaac
Bill Leadbitter ... Alan Tulloch
... David Balfour
... Mike Balfour
... June Balfour
Ron Bain ... Laurie Johnson
Valerie Lush ... Mrs. Robertson
Jackie Farrell ... Norman Burt
Anne Myatt ... Sheila Burt
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The skeletal remains of a dismembered body are discovered beneath the floorboards of a house in Glasgow. The drama takes an unexpected twist when a nine-month-old toddler is kidnapped from a multi-storey car park, followed by a ransom demand of £50,000. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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2 July 1985 (UK)  »

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Ronnie McIsaac: You want some tea?
DS Peter Livingstone: Oh, that'd be very nice, thank you.
Ronnie McIsaac: That a plum in his mouth?
DCI Jim Taggart: All the young ones speak like this these days, Ronnie. It's part of a police drive, to encourage a better class of criminal.
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Surprisingly good
11 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

The skeletal remains of a dismembered body are discovered beneath the floorboards of a house in Glasgow. The drama takes an unexpected twist when a nine month old baby is kidnapped from a multi-story car park and a ransom note demanding 50,000 pounds is sent to the parents.

Inspector Taggart and Peter Livingstone soon discover that the two investigations may be linked.

This is the second episode of the Taggart series and introduces the music that became familiar to us for the next 2 decades! As usual the story line is complex and original and will keep you guessing right to the end. Mark McManus is Taggart and fans of the series will enjoy his extra dry wit and understated acting.


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