Taggart (1985–2010)
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The Killing Philosophy 

Taggart investigates a failed rape attempt by a masked attacker. However, his job is complicated when the victim commits suicide and the criminal strikes again, and his attacks soon turn to murder.

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Mark McManus ... DCI Jim Taggart
... DS Peter Livingstone (as Neil Duncan)
Sheila Grier ... Kim Redman
Phillip Dupuy ... Patrick Clark
Richard Jamieson ... Alan McMasters
Rod Culbertson ... Kevin Redman
Jenny Lee ... Joan Raeburn
Gerda Stevenson ... Mary Imrie
... Sylvana Watson
Jon Croft ... Brian Hogg
David McKail ... Derek Munro
... Supt. Jack McVitie
James MacPherson ... DC Mike Jardine
Robert Robertson ... Dr. Stephen Andrews
Patricia Ross ... DS Laura Campbell
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Taggart investigates a failed rape attempt by a masked attacker. However, his job is complicated when the victim commits suicide and the criminal strikes again, and his attacks soon turn to murder.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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15 April 1987 (UK)  »

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DS Laura Campbell: Well you'd hardly be undercover with me there.
DS Peter Livingstone: That could come later.
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Genuinely frightening
5 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

The opening scene in this episode is genuinely frightening. A young woman climbs into a car only to have the another one tail gate her while trying to get her to stop. Is he trying to rescue her or harm her? You will have to watch it to find out.

The story line is simple. A number of attacks start turning to murder. One of the victims, who survives an attempted rape, commits suicide.

Fans of the series will note this is the first appearance by Detective Micheal Jardine who went on to replace Detective Peter Livingstone. Neil Duncan, who played Livingstone, had given the producers notice that he wanted to pursue his career on stage in London. His relationship with Taggart was always fairly competitive as the two barely tolerated each other. Jardine would become like a son to Taggart and the relationship endured until McManus tragically passed away.

This is a very good episode of Taggart for all the right reasons.


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