Taggart (1983–2010)

TV Series   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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

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  • Paul Ellard in Taggart (1983)
  • Alex Norton in Taggart (1983)
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  • John Michie in Taggart (1983)
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  • Colin McCredie and Alex Norton in Taggart (1983)

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Glenn Chandler

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19 May 2009 | TheLittleSongbird
9
| Tense, exciting and well written!
Taggart is definitely gritty, but you can't really have a murder mystery that is funny. Sometimes Touch of Frost is like that, but that is because David Jason is a comedy genius, and also knows when to be serious. But if you want a gritty, sombre murder mystery with totally original ideas, Taggart is perfect for you. Such a shame that Mark McManus died during the series' very successful run, though Alex Norton does do a competent job as DCI Burke. Blythe Duff is a very talented actress, and John Michie and Colin McCredie do a credible job also. The episodes are sometimes brutal, but always gritty and tense. Although I am more familiar with the more recent episodes, I wish there were more repeats of the earlier ones with McManus. Another special mention should go to the theme tune, very good indeed, and it was a really original idea to base it around Glasgow. 9/10 Bethany Cox.

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