Taggart and Jardine investigate after a gypsy is found murdered in her caravan.

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Mark McManus ... Jim Taggart
James MacPherson ... Mike Jardine
... Jane Antrobus
... Danny Bonnar
... Malcolm Durie
... DCI Andy McGarry
Gerry Slevin ... Tom McGarry (as Gerard Slevin)
... DS David Tilling
... Supt. Jack McVitie
Robert Robertson ... Dr. Stephen Andrews
Harriet Buchan ... Jean Taggart
Louise Beattie ... Marie Rendall
Patrick Hannaway ... Mark Hamilton
... Colin Breck
Johnny Beattie ... Frank Rourke
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Taggart and Jardine investigate after a gypsy is found murdered in her caravan.

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4 September 1990 (UK)  »

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The character of Effie is played by Maggie Bell who in real life performs the theme song to Taggart which plays over the end credits of each episode. No Mean City is the name of the song. See more »

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The case of the murdered gypsy
5 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

If you watch Taggart long enough you begin to see a theme to the writing. In the past we have had "Taggart and the serial killers," "Taggart and the voodoo magic," & "Taggart and the mad motorcycle gang." I can imagine the writers sitting around and thinking "Why don't we try a storyline with a gypsy curse?" The story begins with a gang of diamond thieves holding up a jeweler in London. The heist goes terribly wrong when a policeman is murdered and the villains head for Scotland. Along the way they crash near a gypsy caravan and murder the family matriarch.

Taggart has been credited with getting a number of young actors under way. John Hannah is introduced in the episode and puts in a credible performance. He is best remembered for "4 weddings and a funeral." Taggart spends much of this episode beside his wife who is in hospital in a coma. Watch the amusing tirade that brings her out of it.


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