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Taggart is a police drama series originally based on the character of Glaswegian police detective Jim Taggart from the city's Maryhill CID. The series was created in the early 1980s by Robert Love, controller of drama at Scottish Television, and Glenn Chandler, a former pathologist turned writer. Chandler chose the name after seeing it on a headstone in a Glasgow graveyard, in Maryhill.

Since the character of Jim Taggart first appeared in "Killer" in September 1983, and the Taggart series began in July 1985, it remained in production to become known as the longest running police drama on television.

Although Mark McManus died in 1994, and with him the lead character that gave the series its name, thanks to its supporting cast, both past and present, and its setting on the streets of Glasgow, the series has continued to develop, and delivered intriguing plot twists, gory murders, and red herrings. However, although it can still provide occasional examples similar to its original genius, the switch to a single episode within a 1-hour format between the 9 pm watershed and the News at Ten means it simply cannot deliver the depth of plot it once enjoyed through its longer format, which had 90-minute episodes and stories which spanned three episodes.

It seems that its longevity has allowed it to be split into three eras: the Jim Taggart Era from 1983 to 1994); the Michael Jardine Era from 1994 to 2002; and the Matt Burke Era which began in 2002 and saw the apparent end of the series in 2010.

Taggart was made by SMG Productions, SMG plc (formerly Scottish Media Group) being a Scottish media company, and distributed throughout the UK by ITV. Formerly STV (Scottish Television plc), SMG changed to its current name in 1996.

The final episode, Ends of Justice, was broadcast on Sunday, 07 November 2010, and was the 109th episode to follow Killer, which was not actually a pilot for the series although often referred to as such, but a stand-alone drama production which came to be the series' inspiration.

Chandler wrote every episode for the first eleven years of the series.

There's Been a Murder: A Celebration of Taggart

A documentary, "There's Been a Murder: A Celebration of Taggart", aired on April 26, 2006.[1]

Featuring appearances by the main cast with their favourite memories of the series, cast, and characters over the years, a look at how the series was conceived from the play Killer, and how Mark McManus was seen as the natural choice for the lead role. The programme ends with a humorous look at scenes which didn't quite go as planned first time round.

Featuring in a number of episodes, the identity of the Gloved Hand was revealed during the documentary. Generally appearing just before an intended victim meets their fate, the Gloved Hand can be seen on its own, or holding the blunt object, gun, knife, axe, saw, or other handy device used to effect their despatch, including a simple push - the hand in The Glove was revealed as belonging to a member of the production staff, who compete amongst themselves for the chance to play the 'part' when called for.

Cast

Characters which made up the main recurring cast included:

  • Mark McManus as DCI Jim Taggart (1983 - 1994)
  • James MacPherson as DS/DI/DCI Michael (Mike) Jardine (1987 - 2002)
  • Blythe Duff as PC/DC/DS Jackie Reid (1989 - ???)
  • Colin McCredie as DC Stuart Fraser (1994 - 2009)
  • John Michie as DI Robbie Ross (1998 - ???)
  • Robert Robertson as Dr Andrew Stephens, pathologist(1983 - 2000)
  • Iain Anders as Superintendent Jack McVitie "The Biscuit" (1985 - 1998)
  • Tom Watson (March 21, 1932 - August 18, 2001} as Superintendent Murray "Murray Mint"
  • Neil Duncan as DS Peter Livingstone (1983 - 1987)
  • Alex Norton DCI Matt Burke (2002 - ???)
  • Harriet Buchan as Jean Taggart (1983 - 1994)
  • Leigh Biagi as Alison Taggart 1988 (Root of Evil), 1992 (The Hit Man) 1993, (Death Without Dishonour)
  • Geraldine Alexander as Alison Taggart 1983 (Killer), 2007 (Genesis)
  • Lesley Harcourt as Gemma Keir, Forensics (2003 - 2005)
  • Yasmin Marley as WPC Heather McIntyre (1999 - 2001)

A note in the IMDb claims that James MacPherson (Jardine) had to leave the series in 2001, due to illness, suffering from a health condition which resulted in his lungs spontaneously collapsing. [2]

Scottish guest stars

Dorothy Paul (twice, murdered each time), Annette Crosbie, Hannah Gordon, Phyllida Law, Barbara Dickson, Daniella Nardini, CP Grogan (Claire/Clare Grogan), Jimmy Logan, Johnny Beattie, John Hannah, Peter Mullan, Dougray Scott, Ken Stott, Alan Cumming...

Also, Robert Carlyle, Isla Blair, Jill Gascoine, Ann Mitchell, Jason Isaacs, Amanda Redman, and Diane Keen – to name but a few.

Awards

1993

  • Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award, TV: Original Drama Serial. Tied for win with Coronation Street.

1994

  • Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Award for TV Theme Music of the Year.

1997

  • "Angel Eyes" was nominated for a British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) Scotland award for Best Drama Series or Serial. The award went to The Crow Road.

2005

  • Nominated for a BAFTA Scotland award, Best Drama Programme. The award went to Sea of Souls.

2006

  • Won a BAFTA Scotland award, Special Contribution to Scottish Broadcasting for Most Popular Television Programme.
  • Nominated for a BAFTA Scotland award, Audience Award for Most Popular Television Programme. The award went to Still Game.

Themes



Taggart Start & End Titles (Intro/Outro) 1985



Maggie Bell - No Mean City



Intro til Taggart Black Orchid (1995).
First Taggart opening without Mark McManus
The first episode after the death of Mark McManus.
This opening to Taggart is one of a kind. Never used again.



Amanda Redman in Taggart 1995
Amanda Redman as singer Julie Carson in an episode of the
UK television series "Taggart" from 1995.



Taggart Start & End Titles (Intro/Outro) 2002 #2



Taggart Start & End Titles (Intro/Outro) 2009

Export

Taggart is also one of British television’s top exports, bringing Glasgow to an international audience. Since the series began it has been sold or broadcast in more than 80 countries around the world, from Iceland to New Zealand and from the USA to Japan. Both subtitles and dubbing are used to bring the characters to life for overseas audiences.

2009 Uncertainty

Although Taggart was STV's best known programme, it was neither commissioned nor paid for by STV, but by the ITV network. In July 2009, rumours persisted of Taggart's demise, and various claims and stories appeared in the media.[3]

STV stated then that ITV was yet to confirm any further commissions for the show that year, and that there was "no truth" in the suggestion Taggart has been axed. Although the group said it was "confident about the future of the series", the company's shares fell 14% on the news that the commission was yet to be confirmed. An ITV spokesman said future episodes were being produced, and it was noted that STV faced a £3 million cost if Taggart was not recommissioned, and had rearranged its bank facilities to cope with the possible impact of the show being dropped.

The End 2011

In 2010, financial issues were forcing ITV to reassess its offering, and Taggart was one of shows at risk.

An agreement between STV and ITV saw the series survive as a co-production, broadcast first in Scotland on STV, then later in the rest of the UK, on ITV1.

Despite continuing popularity in Scotland, the show's new format failed to improve viewing figures in the rest of the UK, and in May 2011, ITV announced that it had decided not to commission any further series.

The final episode, Ends of Justice, was broadcast on Sunday, November 07, 2010.

Episode formats

When it began in 1983, the show format was three one-hour episodes for each story, lasting 130 minutes without the adverts.

By 1999, this had changed to a two-hour stand-alone story, later shortened to 90 minutes.

By 2008, the show became a regular one-hour stand-alone story for the first time since 2003.

Scheduling of the show was also frustrating for viewers, with episodes often being fitted into scheduling gaps, rather than being regular features. Episodes might not be shown in consecutive weeks, or on set nights, so could be missed. While the episodes may be shot in blocks or series, this does not guarantee they are shown together, consecutively, or even in the order they were made. See the list below, where the episode numbers fall out out of sequence, and the dates are scattered. Periods of weeks or months between episodes were not uncommon.

Lost Taggart grave identified

In 2013, a newspaper published a story regarding the fate of the gravestone which inspired Chandler's choice of name for his character.[4]

Information from the archives and special collections department ofGlasgow’s Mitchell Library identified the grave as that of James Taggart, who died on March 17, 1925, and was buried in Lambhill cemetery. He was buried in lair E119, beside his mother Fanny B Taggart, who died in 1909, and his father Henry Taggart, who died in 1894.

By 2013, the plot was unmarked and the gravestone which inspired the first drama and subsequent series had gone. This is not unusual, as many graveyards are vandalised, stones are toppled, or become unsafe and are removed by the council if the families are no longer, or unable, to maintain the plots.

Taggart home for sale

Former Taggart home, sales pic, 2017
Former Taggart home
Sales pic 2017

In Match 2017, it was reported that the house Jim and Jean Taggart once lived in during the series was for sale, inviting offers over £430,000 for the property which is located in Percy Drive, Giffnock.[5][6]

Episode list

Although the episode "Killer", which aired in September 1983, was to become the effective pilot for the Taggart series, it was not intended as such, having been conceived and produced as a single, stand alone police drama by STV (Scottish Television) for the ITV (Independent Television) network, and comprised three, 54 minute episodes shot on 16 mm film.

  • This listing is a 'Best Effort' Air-Date order, but this is not guaranteed to be correct.
  • Episode numbering begins with the first series episode, "Dead-ringer", as number 1.
  • Episode numbers are as per the SMG site listing. No longer available online.
  • Series-Episode numbering is usually as per IMDb.
  • Season is usually as per TV.com.
  • Air-Date is usually as per Fan site, but see Notes column too.

None of the sources are consistent or in agreement with one another. TV.com originally claimed its Episode Numbering was correct, but you will find that the number 45 is used twice (in a typo for 46), for Fearful Lightning and A Fistful of Chips.

Ensure the dashes (-) are used to format the Episode Part-numbers and Air Dates, as these are required to maintain table layout and consistency. S1-E1 represents Season/Series 1, Episode 1.

EpisodeTV.com EntryFan ReviewIMDb EntrydigiguideFirst Air Date OrderNotes
SMG - Dead link---Fan site---------There appears to be some disagreement between the various episode listings, so rather than try and work out or decide if any listing is 'Right' or 'Wrong', the columns are simply identified by source, and the episodes are given the same number as they are given by that source (In other words, the info given here originates elsewhere, so should not be 'Corrected'. This should be done at the source, if required.
0
Part-1
E1-S1-E0-1
Killer
Sep-06-1983
E0
Killer
Sep-06-1983
S1-E1
Killer
Sep-06-1983
S1-E1
Killer
Sep-06-1983
Tue-Sep-06-1983A murderer is loose in Glasgow and a major police investigation is mounted to find the killer. But one by one the bodies of young women are found strangled in the city. The enquiry is headed by top detective Jim Taggart, a tough local cop who has risen through the ranks and one of the new breed of graduate policemen, Peter Livingstone. But despite their differences they work together breaking all the rules to hunt the killer before he strikes again. * A murderer is loose in Glasgow and a major police investigation is mounted to find the killer. But one by one the bodies of young women are found strangled in the city. The enquiry is headed by top detective Jim Taggart, a tough local cop who has risen through the ranks and one of the new breed of graduate policemen, Peter Livingstone. But despite their differences they work together breaking all the rules to hunt the killer before he strikes again. * The first ever appearance of the Glaswegian detective, Jim Taggart, as he investigates a series of brutal murders in his home town. The victims are all women, and have been strangled with considerable force.

Episode numbering conflict.
0
Part-2
E1-S1-E0-2
Killer
Sep-13-1983
E0
Killer
Sep-13-1983
""Tue-Sep-13-1983NO summaries online.

Episode numbering conflict.
0
Part-3
E1-S1-E0-3
Killer
Sep-20-1983
E0
Killer
Sep-20-1983
""Tue-Sep-20-1983NO summaries online.

Episode numbering conflict.
1
Part-1
E2-S1-E1-1
Dead-ringer
Jul-02-1985
E1
Dead Ringer
Jul-02-1985
S1-E2
Dead-ringer
Jul-02-1985
S1-E2
Dead Ringer
Jul-02-1985
Tue-Jul-02-1985The 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. Heading the enquiry is Jim Taggart, a local cop who has learned his trade the hard way, rising through the ranks. At his side, one of the new generation of graduate policemen, Peter Livingstone. * 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. * Detective Chief Inspector Jim Taggart is reunited with Sergeant Peter Livingstone to investigate the murder of a woman. Her skeletal remains are discovered years after her husband was convicted of her murder, despite the fact that her body was not produced at the time of his trial. Was he wrongly convicted?

A number of scenes were filmed on the Isle of Bute, with parts of the shore being recognisable in some shots, and a scene featuring the Rothesay fountain in operation.''

Episode numbering conflict.
1
Part-2
E2-S1-E2-2
Dead-ringer
Jul-09-1985
E1
Dead Ringer
Jul-09-1985
""Tue-Jul-09-1985NO summaries online.

Episode numbering conflict.
1
Part-3
E2-S1-E3-3
Dead-ringer
Jul-16-1985
E1
Dead Ringer
Jul-16-1985
""Tue-Jul-16-1985NO summaries online.

Episode numbering conflict.
2
Part-1
E3-S1-E4-1
Murder In Season
Jul-23-1985
E2
Murder in Season
Jul-23-1985
S1-E3
Murder In Season
Jul-23-1985
S1-E3
Murder in Season
Jul-23-1985
Tue-Jul-23-1985Glamorous opera singer, Eleanor Samson, returns to Glasgow, her home town, to sing with Scottish Opera. She hopes to bring about a reconciliation with her estranged husband, John, but she is furious to discover that there is a new woman in John's life – blonde, attractive Kirsty King. When Kirsty's body is found in the burnt out shell of John's boat, Eleanor Samson is the prime suspect. Jim Taggart, tough Glasgow detective and his smooth assistant, Peter Livingstone, fall out over the case. Livingstone believes that Eleanor is guilty; Taggart cannot believe that a woman like Eleanor could be a murderess. Is Taggart allowing his judgement to be clouded by Eleanor's fame and beauty? * Jim Taggart investigates the murder of a secretary who had been involved with the estranged husband of a world famous opera singer. He learns that the singer had recently returned home to sing with the Scottish Opera and to attempt a reconciliation with her husband.

Episode numbering conflict.
2
Part-2
E3-S1-E5-2
Murder In Season
Jul-30-1985
E2
Murder in Season
Jul-30-1985
""Tue-Jul-30-1985NO summaries online.

Episode numbering conflict.
2
Part-3
E3-S1-E6-3
Murder In Season
Aug-06-1985
E2
Murder in Season
Aug-06-1985
""Tue-Aug-06-1985NO summaries online.

Episode numbering conflict.
3
Part-1
E5-S2-E1-1
Knife Edge
Feb-24-1986
E3
Knife Edge
Feb-24-1986
S2-E1
Knife Edge
Feb-24-1986
S2-E1
Knife Edge
Feb-24-1986
Mon-Feb-24-1986Taggart and Livingston investigate after the discovery of a woman's severed leg. However as the body parts build up Taggart finds himself no closer to the cases solution. The investigation leads them to a butcher George Bryce who Taggart and Livingston are convinced is the killer. When he turns up dead, killed with the same gun that the dismembered corpse it appears to be another dead end. However with a little further digging links start appearing and Taggart realises he's closer to cracking the case than he thought. * Taggart and Livingston investigate after the discovery of a woman's severed leg. * The discovery of a severed female leg sparks off a murder investigation for Taggart and Livingstone. When a forensic expert declares that the limb has been skilfully amputated, a city-wide check on missing women is initiated. As more severed limbs are found, the police track down the origins of a tartan rug in which some of the limbs were discovered.

This episode saw Alex Norton as butcher and murder victim, George Bryce. Norton returned in 2002, as DCI Burke, heading the team after Jardine was murdered.
3
Part-2
E5-S2-E2-2
Knife Edge
Mar-03-1986
E3
Knife Edge
Mar-03-1986
""Mon-Mar-03-1986NO summaries online.
3
Part-3
E5-S2-E3-3
Knife Edge
Mar-10-1986
E3
Knife Edge
Mar-10-1986
""Mon-Mar-10-1986NO summaries online.
4
Part-1
E4-S2-E4-1
Death Call
Sep-02-1986
E4
Death Call
Sep-02-1986
S2-E2
Death Call
Sep-02-1986
S2-E2
Death Call
Sep-02-1986
Tue-Sep-02-1986Taggart and his partner Peter Livingstone are called in to investigate the macabre killing of the wife of a wealthy landowner whose body is found strangled and weighed down with luggage in a reservoir. The husband was last seen preparing to go to Switzerland with a large sum of money in a holdall. * The wife of a wealthy landowner is found strangled in a reservoir on the eve of a trip to Switzerland. Her husband appears to have skipped the country, prompting Taggart to investigate.

Episode numbering conflict.
4
Part-2
E4-S2-E5-2
Death Call
Sep-09-1986
E4
Death Call
Sep-09-1986
""Tue-Sep-09-1986NO summaries online.

Episode numbering conflict.
4
Part-3
E4-S2-E6-3
Death Call
Sep-16-1986
E4
Death Call
Sep-16-1986
""Tue-Sep-16-1986NO summaries online.

Episode numbering conflict.
5
Part-1
E6-S3-E1-1
The Killing Philosophy
Apr-15-1987
E5
Killing Philosophy
Apr-15-1987
S3-E1
The Killing Philosophy
Apr-15-1987
S3-E1
The Killing Philosophy
Apr-15-1987
Wed-Apr-15-1987Taggart investigates an attempted rape by a masked attacker, followed by the suicide of the intended victim. The attacker strikes again, only this time the victim is murdered. * Taggart investigates an attempted rape by a masked attacker. The victim later commits suicide. Then the criminal strikes again, adding murder to his crimes.
5
Part-2
E6-S3-E2-2
The Killing Philosophy
Apr-22-1987
E5
Killing Philosophy
Apr-22-1987
""Wed-Apr-22-1987NO summaries online.
5
Part-3
E6-S3-E3-3
The Killing Philosophy
Apr-29-1987
E5
Killing Philosophy
Apr-29-1987
""Wed-Apr-29-1987Two lovers plan to kill the woman's husband and to make it look as if the Bowman was responsible.
6
Part-1
E7-S3-E4-1
Funeral Rites
Sep-09-1987
E6
Funeral Rites
Sep-09-1987
S3-E2
Funeral Rites
Sep-09-1987
S3-E2
Funeral Rites
Sep-09-1987
Wed-Sep-09-1987The discovery of a charred corpse in a disused railway tunnel sets Taggart on the gruesome hunt for a ruthless killer in an investigation with sinister undertones of black magic and voodoo. The wife of an arthritic dentist narrowly escapes a series of murder attempts, adding to a complex case for Taggart and his team. * Taggart and Jardine are called in when a charred corpse is discovered. The case becomes more sinister when there appears to be sinister signs of black magic.

Episode numbering conflict.
6
Part-2
E7-S3-E5-2
Funeral Rites
Sep-16-1987
E6
Funeral Rites
Sep-16-1987
""Wed-Sep-16-1987NO summaries online.

Episode numbering conflict.
6
Part-3
E7-S3-E6-3
Funeral Rites
Sep-23-1987
E6
Funeral Rites
Sep-23-1987
""Wed-Sep-23-1987Taggart and Jardine are surprised to find fingerprints on a possible murder weapon.

Episode numbering conflict.
7E8-S3-E7
Cold Blood
Dec-31-1987
E7
Cold Blood
Dec-31-1987
S3-E3
Cold Blood
Dec-31-1987
S3-E3
Cold Blood
Dec-31-1987
Thu-Dec-31-1987When a masseur is murdered at a beauty exhibition, Glaswegian detective, Jim Taggart, is called in to investigate. * When a woman shoots her husband after discovering that he was having an affair, it appears to be a clear-cut case - until the police realise the man was already dead when he was shot.

90 minutes.

This special feature episode was watched by 9.6 million viewers when first aired.

Locations: The Carrick was seen in the background about 25 minutes in, as the characters exit the police station. A little later, Jardine has a secret meeting with Superintendant McVitie's wife in Glasgow's Fossil Grove.

Episode numbering conflict.
8
Part-1
E9-S4-E1-1
Dead Giveaway
Sep-07-1988
E8
Dead Giveaway
Sep-07-1988
S4-E1
Dead Giveaway
Sep-07-1988
S4-E1
Dead Giveaway
Sep-07-1988
Wed-Sep-07-1988Taggart uncovers a sordid case of extortion, forgery and murder when he investigates the suspicious death of a member of a church youth club. * Taggart uncovers a sordid case of extortion, forgery and murder when he investigates the suspicious death of a member of a church youth club. * The suspicious death of a member of Jardine's church youth club leads Taggart into a case of extortion, forgery and murder.

Locations: Killearn Hospital, where the final explosive scene takes place.
8
Part-2
E9-S4-E2-2
Dead Giveaway
Sep-14-1988
E8
Dead Giveaway
Sep-14-1988
""Wed-Sep-14-1988Taggart suspects that the killer could be someone bearing a grudge against the business.
8
Part-3
E9-S4-E3-3
Dead Giveaway
Sep-21-1988
E8
Dead Giveaway
Sep-21-1988
""Wed-Sep-21-1988A shopkeeper survives an attempted poisoning. Taggart considers whether the man's wife might be behind the attempt, or whether a serial killer is at large.
9
Part-1
E10-S4-E4-1
Root Of Evil
Sep-28-1988
E9
Root of Evil
Sep-28-1988
S4-E2
Root Of Evil
Sep-28-1988
S4-E2
Root of All Evil
Sep-28-1988
Wed-Sep-28-1988Taggart and Jardine investigate when someone starts bumping off Glasgow's loan sharks. * During the Glasgow Garden Festival the severed head of loan shark Willie Lomax is found in a blocked drain. He is but the first victim in what appears to be a serial killer taking out murderous revenge on loan sharks. Lomax's brother, his unhappy son and the boy's stepfather, however, may provide clues to take the investigation in a different direction. * The Glasgow Garden Festival is the unlikely setting for Taggart and Jardine's investigations into a series of brutal murders. It appears the local loan sharks are getting their comeuppance.

Locations: 1988 Glasgow Garden Festival, Bowling Basin.

Episode numbering conflict. Episode name conflict.
9
Part-2
E10-S4-E5-2
Root Of Evil
Oct-05-1988
E9
Root of Evil
Oct-05-1988
""Wed-Oct-05-1988A rival loan shark is killed, and Taggart has to consider whether this is a revenge killing. A blood-stained handkerchief may provide a solution.

Episode numbering conflict. Episode name conflict.
9
Part-3
E10-S4-E6-3
Root Of Evil
Oct-12-1988
E9
Root of Evil
Oct-12-1988
""Wed-Oct-12-1988A rival loan shark is killed, and Taggart has to consider whether this is a revenge killing. A blood-stained handkerchief may provide a solution.

Episode numbering conflict. Episode name conflict.
10E11-S4-E7
Double Jeopardy
Dec-30-1988
E10
Double Jeopardy
Dec-30-1988
S4-E3
Double Jeopardy
Dec-30-1988
S4-E3
Double Jeopardy
Dec-30-1988
Fri-Dec-30-1988The body of Rowena Bain is discovered in a wood. The forensic evidence suggests suicide, but Taggart is suspicious. The victim's sister thinks that Rowena's husband, Maurice, killed her. The case against Maurice grows when it is discovered that his first wife also disappeared in mysterious circumstances. * Imdb same.

90 minutes.

This episode featured a rare trip abroad, to Germany, when the suspect travels to Munich to begin a new business. Much of the episode was shot in Bavaria.

Episode numbering conflict.
11
Part-1
E12-S5-E1-1
Flesh And Blood
Sep-05-1989
E11
Flesh And Blood
Sep-05-1989
S5-E1
Flesh And Blood
Sep-05-1988
S5-E1
Flesh and Blood
Sep-05-1988
Tue-Sep-05-1988The social worker wife of a convicted bank robber is crushed to death by a car. Elsewhere, someone hijacking a truck discovers a cache of explosives. * Jim Taggart attends the wedding of social worker Jane Ross and jailbird Charlie Forbes. Janie Ross is later found murdered and a chain of seemingly unrelated events begins.

This episode features a scene shot in one of Glasgow University's buildings, the Institute of Genetics, later known as the Pontecorvo Building. Notably, the scene includes Taggart travelling in the building's Paternoster - the only example of such an elevator known to have been installed in Scotland.[7]
11
Part-2
E12-S5-E2-2
Flesh And Blood
Sep-12-1989
E11
Flesh And Blood
Sep-12-1989
""Tue-Sep-19-1989An Irish terrorist tracks down his missing explosives, and gives qualified consent to a planned robbery.
11
Part-3
E12-S5-E3-3
Flesh And Blood
Sep-19-1989
E11
Flesh And Blood
Sep-19-1989
""Tue-Sep-19-1989Taggart has his hands full as he investigates the explosion, the murder of the social worker, and the disappearance of a key suspect.
12E13-S5-E4
Love Knot
Jan-01-1990
E12
Love Knot
Jan-01-1990
S5-E2
Love Knot
Jan-01-1990
S5-E2
Love Knot
Jan-01-1990
Mon-Jan-01-1990A woman's body is dredged from the Clyde, her face deliberately disfigured. Her wrists are bound by climbing rope, and the weapon might have been an ice pick. Taggart's investigation starts with the North Face Club, but soon he and Jardine are heading for the Highlands and a case which assumes an international dimension. * A body is dredged up from the bottom of the Clyde, setting Taggart and Jardine off on an investigation which takes them beyond Glasgow into the Scottish Highlands.

90 minutes.

This episode saw John Michie appear as one of the murder suspects. He returned in 1998 as DI Robbie Ross.

Watched by 12.48 million viewers when first aired.

Episode numbering conflict.
13
Part-1
E14-S5-E5-1
Hostile Witness
Mar-01-1990
E13
Hostile Witness
Feb-22-1990
E5-S3
Hostile Witness
Feb-22-1990
S5-E3
Hostile Witness
Feb-22-1990
Thu-Feb-22-1990A by-election is taking place in Glasgow and one of the candidates represents the Referendum for the Return of Capital Punishment party. When the candidate and her agent are murdered, Taggart is pressed for a quick solution to the crime. * A by-election is taking place in Glasgow and one of the candidates represents the Referendum for the Return of Capital Punishment party. When the candidate and her agent are murdered, Taggart is pressed for a quick solution to the crime.

180 minutes.

This episode is reported to have won a BAFTA Scotland award for Best Drama (but this can't be confirmed on any BAFTA web sites - archives date only to 1997).

Air date conflict. Episode numbering conflict.
13
Part-2
E14-S5-E6-2
Hostile Witness
Mar-08-1990
E13
Hostile Witness
Mar-01-1990
""Thu-Mar-01-1990NO summaries online.

Air date conflict. Episode numbering conflict.
13
Part-3
E14-S5-E7-3
Hostile Witness
Mar-15-1990
E13
Hostile Witness
Mar-08-1990
""Thu-Mar-08-1990McGreevey fails to confess to the latest murders, and Taggart wonders whether he might be guilty after all.

Air date conflict. Episode numbering conflict.
14
Part-1
E15-S6-E1-1
Evil Eye
Sep-04-1990
E14
Evil Eye
Sep-04-1990
S6-E1
Evil Eye
Sep-04-1990
S6-E1
Evil Eye
Sep-04-1990
Tue-Sep-04-1990Taggart and Jardine investigate after a gypsy is found murdered in her caravan. * Taggart and Jardine investigate after a gypsy is found murdered in her caravan. * A jewellery robbery in London goes wrong, and a police officer is fatally stabbed. The murder of a Gypsy woman near Glasgow is complicated by the family's reluctance to co-operate with the police. Taggart discovers the two are linked, but finds his case is further complicated by the arrival of another team of detectives from the Met. * The killing of a gypsy woman outside Glasgow is linked with the fatal stabbing of a policeman during a jewel robbery in London. The Scottish sleuth heads the investigation, but his job is complicated by the presence of a rival team of detectives from the Met.

This episode begins with a guest appearance by Maggie Bell, who sang the the theme song for the series.
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Part-2
E15-S6-E2-2
Evil Eye
Sep-11-1990
E14
Evil Eye
Sep-11-1990
""Tue-Sep-11-1990Another member of the gang of jewel thieves has been murdered, and the Met's DCI McGarry is unimpressed with the Maryhill operation.
14
Part-3
E15-S6-E3-3
Evil Eye
Sep-18-1990
E14
Evil Eye
Sep-18-1990
""Tue-Sep-18-1990The last member of the gang wants to escape. Taggart and Jardine must get to him before the killer does.
15
Part-1
E16-S6-E4-1
Death Comes Softly
Dec-03-1990
E15
Death Comes Softly
Dec-03-1990
S6-E2
Death Comes Softly
Dec-3-1990
S6-E2
Death Comes Softly
Dec-03-1990
Mon-Dec-03-1990When an elderly man is found murdered in his home, his daughter and son-in-law come under suspicion. * Taggart and Jardine are called to investigate the murders of elderly residents. * When a pensioner is found murdered, suspicion falls on his daughter and son-in-law. DCI Taggart and DS Jardine investigate, but events take an unexpected turn.

First guest appearance by Blythe Duff as WPC Jackie Reid.

Locations: People's Palace Winter Gardens, King's Theatre.

Episode numbering conflict.
15
Part-2
E16-S6-E5-2
Death Comes Softly
Dec-10-1990
E15
Death Comes Softly
Dec-10-1990
""Mon-Dec-10-1990A second elderly person is murdered. A spiritual healer is the only apparent connection between the victims.

Episode numbering conflict.
15
Part-3
E16-S6-E5-2
Death Comes Softly
Dec-10-1990
E15
Death Comes Softly
Dec-17-1990
""Mon-Dec-17-1990A mummified body found in an attic brings Taggart closer to a solution.

Episode numbering conflict.
16E17-S6-E3
Rogues Gallery
Dec-31-1990
E16
Rogues Gallery
Dec-31-1990
S6-E3
Rogues Gallery
Dec-31-1990
S6-E3
Rogues Gallery
Dec-31-1990
Mon-Dec-31-1990Taggart and Jardine investigate a case linking the world of drug pushers with the world of art and artists. * Taggart and Jardine investigate a case linking the world of drug pushers with the world of art and artists.

This episode marks the formal arrival of Blythe Duff into the cast as WPC Reid, to help reduce his workload after Mark McManus suffered a heart attack. Yet to pass her real-life driving test, apparently failed first time but then quickly achieved, as the part required her to serve as his driver.
19E18-S7-E1
Violent Delights
Jan-01-1992
E19
Violent Delights
Jan-01-1992
S7-E1
Violent Delights
Jan-01-1992
S7-E1
Violent Delights
Jan-01-1992
Wed-Jan-01-1992A student spying on his French teacher witnesses what appears to be a murder taking place in her bedroom. * Sixth former, Philip Dempster, has a crush on his French teacher and sees what looks like a murder when he spies on her through a telescope.

90 minutes.

This episode was watched by 18.3 million viewers. Showings consistently attract an audience share of between 31 and 34 per cent.
17
Part-1
E19-S7-E2-1
Nest Of Vipers
Jan-09-1992
E17
Nest Of Vipers
Jan-09-1992
S7-E2
Nest Of Vipers
Jan-09-1992
S7-E2
Nest of Vipers
Jan-09-1992
Thu-Jan-09-1992Two skulls are found on the site of a new by-pass road. Could one be that of Janet Gilmour, a girl who disappeared four years ago without a trace? Taggart investigates and puzzles over the link between Janet and the theft of poisonous snakes from a pharmaceutical company. * The discovery of two skulls at the site for a new by-pass road leads the team to a pharmaceutical company. Someone doesn't want the skulls identified and will go to any length including murder. * Two skulls are found on the site of a new bypass. Was it someone's burial ground? And what is the link with the theft of poisonous snakes from a Glasgow research library?

Locations: Glasgow Zoo and its former Tropical House.
17
Part-2
E19-S7-E3-2
Nest Of Vipers
Jan-16-1992
E17
Nest Of Vipers
Jan-16-1992
""Thu-Jan-16-1992The forensic scientist working on the facial reconstructions has been bitten by a poisonous spider. It seems that someone is prepared to commit murder to prevent the excavated skulls from being identified.
17
Part-3
E19-S7-E4-3
Nest Of Vipers
Jan-23-1992
E17
Nest Of Vipers
Jan-23-1992
""Thu-Jan-23-1992Further victims are attacked by poisonous snakes.
18
Part-1
E20-S7-E5-1
Double Exposure
Jan-30-1992
E18
Double Exposure
Jan-30-1992
S7-E3
Double Exposure
Jan-30-1992
S7-E3
Double Exposure
Jan-30-1992
Thu-Jan-30-1992Taggart investigates an apparent suicide. * Racial violence or something more sinister? The Taggart team are baffled by murders with no connection other than a possible racial link. Or is it something not so obvious to the all seeing eye? * Taggart does not usually concern himself with suicides - until he finds one case where all is not what it seems.

Episode numbering conflict.
18
Part-2
E20-S7-E6-2
Double Exposure
Feb-06-1992
E18
Double Exposure
Feb-06-1992
""Thu-Feb-06-1992Taggart and Jardine have a suspect in mind, but another party wants to get to him first.

Episode numbering conflict.
18
Part-3
E20-S7-E7-3
Double Exposure
Feb-13-1992
E18
Double Exposure
Feb-13-1992
""Thu-Feb-13-1992Taggart must determine whether the murders are racially motivated or whether there are other factors in play.

Episode numbering conflict.
20
Part-1
E21-S8-E1-1
The Hit Man
Sep-17-1992
E20
The Hit Man
Sep-17-1992
S8-E1
The Hit Man
Sep-17-1992
S8-E1
The Hitman
Sep-17-1992
Thu-Sep-17-1992An old friend from Taggart's past gets out of prison and the bodies start piling up. But is there some fishy business going on that muddies the waters for the Taggart Team. * The release of former hit man Jimmy Catto after serving 20 years for murder is followed by a series of shootings, each of carry trademarks signs of Catto's handiwork. Taggart is not convinced that Jimmy is the culprit, the two having been childhood friends from the same area of the city. * When former hit man Jimmy Catto is released after serving 20 years for murder, a series of shootings take place which smack of Catto's handiwork. But Taggart, who was a childhood friend of his, is not convinced that Jimmy is the culprit.
20
Part-2
E21-S8-E2-2
The Hit Man
Sep-24-1992
E20
The Hitman
Sep-24-1992
""Thu-Sep-24-1992NO summaries online.
20
Part-3
E21-S8-E2-2
The Hit Man
Oct-01-1992
E20
The Hitman
Oct-01-1992
""Thu-Oct-01-1992The manner of execution of two murders seems to point to hit-man Jimmy Catto, but Taggart and Jardine seem no nearer to solving the murder of his brother.
22
Part-1
E22-S8-E4-1
Ring Of Deceit
Oct-08-1992
E22
Ring-of-Deceit
Oct-08-1992
S8-E2
Ring Of Deceit
Oct-08-1992
S8-E2
Ring of Deceit
Oct-08-1992
Thu-Oct-08-1992A research scientist is murdered by an unknown assailant but it soon becomes clear that she is another victim of a serial rapist - 'The Mechanic. * A research scientist is murdered by an unknown assailant but it soon becomes clear that she is another victim of a serial rapist - 'The Mechanic'. * With 'the Mechanic' taunting the police for their lack of success in discovering his identity, a large-scale undercover operation gets under way to trap the killer. Meanwhile, Jackie Reid gets more than she bargained for

Episode numbering conflict.
22
Part-2
E22-S8-E5-2
Ring Of Deceit
Oct-15-1992
E22
Ring-of-Deceit
Oct-15-1992
""Thu-Oct-15-1992A man is implicated in the murder of the research scientist.

Episode numbering conflict.
22
Part-3
E22-S8-E6-3
Ring Of Deceit
Oct-22-1992
E22
Ring-of-Deceit
Oct-22-1992
""Thu-Oct-22-1992The Mechanic taunts the police over their failure to catch him.

Episode numbering conflict.
21E23-S8-E7
Fatal Inheritance
Jan-01-1993
E21
Fatal Inheritance
Jan-01-1993
S8-E3
Fatal Inheritance
Jan-01-1993
S8-E3
Fatal Inheritance
Jan-01-1993
Fri-Jan-01-1993Taggart refuses to accept a not-guilty verdict on a woman suspected of murdering her husband's mistress. In a bid to get his woman, he stakes out the scene of the crime, a fashionable health farm. * When Dr Janet Napier walks free from court on a "Not Proven" verdict, Taggart begins a more personal investigation. However as more murders are committed Taggart must admit that even he might have been wrong about the good doctors guilt.

This episode features Scotland's unique and increasingly infamous Not Proven verdict, which neither clears nor convicts the defendant. Capable of being interpreted as "Guilty, but with insufficient evidence available to convict", or "Innocent, and wrongly accused as a victim of circumstances". By the early 2000s, advocates and legal experts were beginning campaigns to have the verdict abolished.

Episode numbering conflict.
23
Part-1
E24-S9-E1-1
Death Benefits
Feb-16-1993
E23
Death Benefits
Feb-16-1993
S9-E1
Death Benefits
Feb-16-1993
S9-E1
Death Benefits
Feb-16-1993
Tue-Feb-16-1993The wife of a police sergeant is brutally murdered while her husband is on duty. A search of the couple's house reveals a list of names belonging to people who are rapidly meeting with unfortunate accidents. Can Taggart discover the connection between the names on the list and discover the identity of the killer? * Julia Fraser, wife of a police sergeant, is brutally murdered whilst he is on duty. During a search of the house a list of names is found. It appears that the names on the list are rapidly meeting with a series of accidents - and yet the only connection between them is the list.
23
Part-2
E24-S9-E2-2
Death Benefits
Feb-23-1993
E23
Death Benefits
Feb-23-1993
""Tue-Feb-23-1993NO summaries online.
23
Part-3
E24-S9-E3-3
Death Benefits
Mar-02-1993
E23
Death Benefits
Mar-02-1993
""Tue-Mar-02-1993NO summaries online.
24
Part-1
E25-S9-E4-1
Gingerbread
Apr-20-1993
E24
Gingerbread
Apr-20-1993
S9-E2
Gingerbread
Apr-20-1993
S9-E2
Gingerbread
Apr-20-1993
Tue-Apr-20-1993The murder of his father sets young Simon Barrow on a nightmare journey, and his dying words on Simon's answer-phone throw the police on a trail of confusion.

Episode numbering conflict.
24
Part-2
E25-S9-E5-2
Gingerbread
Apr-27-1993
E24
Gingerbread
Apr-27-1993
""Tue-Apr-27-1993Simon is determined to play detective and returns to the cottage where his father was last seen alive.

Episode numbering conflict.
24
Part-3
E25-S9-E6-3
Gingerbread
May-04-1993
E24
Gingerbread
May-04-1993
""Tue-May-04-1993NO summaries online.

Episode numbering conflict.
25
Part-1
E26-S9-E7-1
Death Without Dishonour
May-11-1993
E25
Death Without Dishonour
May-11-1993
S9-E3
Death Without Dishonour
May-11-1993
S9-E3
Death Without Dishonour
May-11-1993
Tue-May-11-1993A turf war between cab companies sees violence escalating on the streets of Glasgow. The Taggart team are involved in protecting witnesses in the court case against the owner of one of the cab companies when the prosecuting barrister is murdered. * The Taggart team are responsible for protecting witnesses involved in a "cab war" trial. It seems there may be a hidden agenda when the prosecuting barrister is found murdered. * When Sean O'Donnell is brought to trial for an attempted murder committed during a vicious Glasgow cab war, Taggart is given the responsibility of protecting the witnesses in the case. But is the Glasgow detective more preoccupied with the impending opening of his daughter Alison's new wine bar than the job at hand?

Episode numbering conflict.
25
Part-2
E26-S9-E8-2
Death Without Dishonour
May-18-1993
E25
Death Without Dishonour
May-18-1993
""Tue-May-18-1993A second murder leads the team to speculate about Sean O'Donnell's involvement. Meanwhile, Taggart is having difficulties with his daughter and it looks like she might be right in the middle of the murder investigation.

Episode numbering conflict.
25
Part-3
E26-S9-E9-3
Death Without Dishonour
May-25-1993
E25
Death Without Dishonour
May-25-1993
""Tue-May-25-1993A third murder has been committed, two of them in very similar circumstances. The team tries to find a connection between Durrant and the victims.

Episode numbering conflict.
26
Part-1
E27-S10-E1-1
Instrument of Justice
Sep-30-1993
E26
Instrument Of Justice
Sep-03-1993
S10-E1
Instrument Of Justice
Sep-30-1993
S10-E1
Instrument of Justice
Sep-30-1993
Thu-Sep-30-1993Taggart comes under investigation when a prosecution witness escapes custody on his way to court. * Taggart has a new boss and he must take his orders from her even though he has his doubts about the guilt of a gang member. * A supergrass is due to give evidence against his former boss, one of Glasgow's most powerful gang leaders. However, there are disastrous consequences when the police fail to get their key witness to court.

Air date conflict. Episode numbering conflict. (Date conflict is actually just a fan site typo of 3 instead of 30!)
26
Part-2
E27-S10-E2-2
Instrument of Justice
Oct-07-1993
E26
Instrument Of Justice
Oct-07-1993
""Thu-Oct-07-1993DCS Gordon instructs Taggart to find the missing informant, but Taggart is not convinced of a connection to the procurator's murder.

Air date conflict.
26
Part-3
E27-S10-E3-3
Instrument of Justice
Oct-14-1993
E26
Instrument Of Justice
Oct-14-1993
""Thu-Oct-14-1993
Taggart must find Brady to secure the successful prosecution of John McLintock.

Air date conflict.
28E28-S10-E4
Forbidden Fruit
Jan-01-1994
E28
Forbidden Fruit
Jan-01-1994
S10-E2
Forbidden Fruit
Jan-01-1994
S10-E2
Forbidden Fruit
Jan-01-1994
Sat-Jan-01-1994A classic story for the hard-nosed Scottish detective from the days when Mark McManus was showing his sidekick Jardine the ropes. The duo face a bizarre case when a woman's death leads them to investigate the activities of a fertility clinic * Taggart and Jardine are confronted by a bizarre case which revolves around a fertility clinic.

This episode is said to be based on real events, where a doctor at a fertility clinic acted as a donor to numerous patients. Murder victim Joan Mathieson is played by Phyllida Law, wife of the late Eric Thomson, writer and voice behind the original (English) Magic Roundabout stories.

Episode numbering conflict.
27
Part-1
E29-S10-E5-1
Secrets
Oct-06-1994
E27
Secrets
Oct-06-1994
S10-E3
Secrets
Oct-06-1994
S10-E3
Secrets
Oct-06-1994
Thu-Oct-06-1994A Scottish writer recently returned to Glasgow to receive a literary award gets a death threat. * The Scottish literary world is abuzz with speculation as a major prize is due to be awarded. The Taggart Team are called in when one writer, recently returned to Glasgow, is threatened. When a university lecturer in creative writing is found murdered and the manufacture and transport of illegal drugs is thrown into the mix things become very interesting for Jim Taggart and the team. * A Scots writer who has made his name in Hollywood receives a death threat, leading Taggart into a murky world of jealousy and deceit.

This episode sees Jackie Reid promoted from the rank of Detective Constable to Detective Sergeant.

Episode numbering conflict.
27
Part-2
E29-S10-E6-2
Secrets
Oct-13-1994
E27
Secrets
Oct-13-1994
""Thu-Oct-13-1994A lecturer in creative writing may have been involved in the drugs trade. When he is found murdered, his wife's lover confesses.

Episode numbering conflict.
27
Part-3
E29-S10-E7-3
Secrets
Oct-20-1994
E27
Secrets
Oct-20-1994
""Thu-Oct-20-1994NO summaries online.

Episode numbering conflict.
30
Part-1
E30-S11-E1-1
Hellfire
Oct-27-1994
E30
Hellfire
Oct-27-1994
S11-E1
Hellfire
Oct-27-1994
S11-E1
Hellfire
Oct-27-1994
Fri-Oct-27-1994A dying police officer asks Taggart to investigate the death of a wealthy businessman, cut up with a chainsaw in a case with satanic overtones. * On Walpurgis Night, April 30th in German folklore, James Martin is murdered after selling his whisky distillery for £5 million. * The police are convinced that Greg Martin killed his father but are unable to prove it. Taggart inherits the case without realising the complications involved - Jackie Reid is emotionally involved with the suspect. When a Satanist is murdered on Halloween night, Taggart fears that Reid may be in danger.
30
Part-2
E30-S11-E2-1
Hellfire
Nov-03-1994
"""Fri-Nov-04-1994Reid, working undercover in an attempt to secure a confession, becomes convinced of her target's innocence. A Satanist with links to the dead businessman is brutally murdered on Halloween.
29
Part-1
E31-S11-E3-1
Prayer For The Dead
Jan-11-1995
E29
Prayer For The Dead
Jan-11-1995
S11-E2
Prayer For The Dead
Jan-11-1995
S11-E2
Prayer for the Dead
Jan-11-1995
Wed-Jan-11-1995Taggart is reluctantly promoted to acting superintendent when McVitie is hospitalised. Jardine and Reid investigate the death of a drug addict who fell from a balcony. * Last story to feature Mark McManus in the title role. Jim Taggart is promoted to Acting Superintendent when McVitie has a heart attack, but he doesn't take too kindly to his new administrative role, and Marjorie McVitie accuses him of causing her husband's condition. * Taggart is promoted to Acting Superintendent when McVitie is hospitalised after suffering a mild heart attack while they are arguing.

This episode set is the last in which we see Mark McManus (February 21, 1935 - June 06, 1994) appear as DCI Jim Taggart.

Episode numbering conflict.
29
Part-2
E31-S11-E4-2
Prayer For The Dead
Jan-18-1995
E29
Prayer For The Dead
Jan-18-1995
""Wed-Jan-18-19955Another young woman is murdered, and a taxi cab seen at both murder sites might prove a connection.

Episode numbering conflict.
29
Part-3
E31-S11-E5-3
Prayer For The Dead
Jan-25-1995
E29
Prayer For The Dead
Jan-25-1995
""Wed-Jan-25-1995Acting Supt Taggart has doubts about his team's ability to solve the murder case.

Episode numbering conflict.
32E32-S11-E6
Black Orchid
Feb-25-1995
E32
Black Orchid
Feb-25-1995
S11-E3
Black Orchid
Feb-25-1995
S11-E3
Black Orchid
Feb-25-1995
Sat-Feb-25-1995Jardine and Reid embark on a bizarre murder investigation in which they find themselves wondering whether a person can be hypnotised to kill. One of their suspects is a stage hypnotist with a grudge against everyone who has contributed to his professional downfall * Tony Sabina is in town again, "The Great Sabina" to his fans. His hypnotic show relies on volunteers, among who is a young man called Stuart Fraser, and a girl called Frances Shaw. Frances who is hypnotised to believe that she could swim the channel is found drowned after the show. The resulting publicity leaves Sabina's career in tatters and he decides to get even with all those who contribute to his downfall. Jardine and Reid investigate a series of killings that may have been carried out "to order".

90 minutes.

Jim Taggart's Funeral, and the last episode where Harriet Buchan appear as Jean Taggart. Colin McCredie joins the cast as DC Stuart Fraser. Iain Anders, Supt Jack McVitie, does not appear in the episode due to illness.
31
Part-1
E33-S12-E1-1
Legends
Nov-02-1995
E31
Legends
Oct-26-1995
S12-E1
Legends
Nov-02-1995
S12-E1
Legends
Nov-02-1995
Thu-Oct-26-1995The re-release of a track by sixties' rock group The Adders sees the murder of the lead guitarist in bizarre circumstances that sends Jardine's team into the seedy world of rock and roll, and drugs. * The re-release of a track by sixties rock group The Adders sees the murder of the lead guitarist in bizarre circumstances that sends Jardine's team into the seedy world of rock and roll and drugs. * Jardine had just taken over from Taggart. Jardine and his team are drawn into the world of pop music when the lead guitarist of a legendary 1960s group is found dead in his swimming pool. With an old number back in the charts and talk of a comeback, is murder the way to stop them in their tracks?

Air date conflict.
31
Part-2
E33-S12-E2-2
Legends
Nov-09-1995
E31
Legends
Nov-02-1995
""Thu-Nov-02-1995With three members of The Adders dead, the keyboard player takes herself off to the coast where another ex-member is conducting marine research.

Air date conflict.
31
Part-3
E33-S12-E3-3
Legends
Nov-16-1995
E31
Legends
Nov-09-1995
""Thu-Nov-09-1995Jardine suspects that the sole surviving member of The Adders is guilty of murdering her ex-bandmates. Reid makes a breakthrough.

Air date conflict.
33
Part-1
E34-S12-E4-1
Devil's Advocate
Jan-04-1996
E33
Devil's Advocate
Jan-04-1996
S12-E2
Devil's Advocate
Jan-04-1996
S12-E2
Devil's Advocate
Jan-04-1996
Thu-Jan-04-1996When a clever lawyer gains an aquittal for his client on an apparently straightforward murder charge, the Taggart team are compelled to restart the investigation from scratch - and then the killing starts again. * When a clever lawyer gains an acquittal for his client on an apparently straightforward murder charge, the Taggart team are compelled to restart the investigation from scratch - and then the killing starts again. * Charismatic defence advocate Robert Stirling QC humiliates Jardine in court. Meanwhile, a brutal murder looks like remaining unsolved. There is suspicion when a suspect goes missing - or is she yet another victim? Fraser discovers Dr Argylle's dark secret.
33
Part-2
E34-S12-E5-2
Devil's Advocate
Jan-11-1996
E33
Devil's Advocate
Jan-11-1996
""Thu-Jan-11-1996Jardine remains convinced of Price's guilt, despite her acquittal. A petty thief tries to plea-bargain with some new evidence in the case.
33
Part-3
E34-S12-E6-3
Devil's Advocate
Jan-18-1996
E33
Devil's Advocate
Jan-18-1996
""Thu-Jan-18-1996Jardine and Reid uncover a blackmail that might have led to one of the murders.
34
Part-1
E35-S12-E7-1
Angel Eyes
Mar-21-1996
E34
Angel Eyes
Mar-21-1996
S12-E3
Angel Eyes
Mar-21-1996
S12-E3
Angel Eyes
Mar-21-1996
Thu-Mar-21-1996A sixty-year-old gay man is found strangled in his flat, and his long-time partner is Jardine's prime suspect. Reid and Fraser are not convinced. * The murder of a musician sees Jardine's team mixing with the gay community. When a second murder with the same MO is committed Jardine is forced to face his deep seated prejudice's to get to the truth behind the murders. DC Stuart Fraser realises his secret is no longer safe and is 'outed' by a former boyfriend. *

270 minutes total.

Episode numbering conflict.
34
Part-2
E35-S12-E8-2
Angel Eyes
Mar-28-1996
E34
Angel Eyes
Mar-21-1996
""Thu-Mar-28-1996Another man connected to the Glasgow gay scene is found strangled in his flat. Suspicion falls on DC Fraser's ex-boyfriend.

Episode numbering conflict.
34
Part-3
E35-S12-E9-3
Angel Eyes
Apr-04-1996
E34
Angel Eyes
Mar-21-1996
""Apr-04-1996Fraser is blackmailed by one of the murder suspects, and decides to tell Reid his secret.

Episode numbering conflict.
35
Part-1
E36-S13-E1-1
Dead Man's Chest
Sep-19-1996
E35
Dead Man's Chest
Sep-19-1996
S13-E1
Dead Man's Chest
Sep-19-1996
S13-E1
Dead Man's Chest
Sep-19-1996
Thu-Sep-19-1996A cab driver is found in his taxi with his throat cut. As the dead man had been involved in a bullion robbery 15 years before, and the team wonders whether there is a connection. * A 15 year-old gold bullion robbery leads the Maryhill team on a race against time as one by one the robbers are murdered. With pirates, treasure chests and secret maps to buried treasure muddying the waters will the team solve the murders and find the lost treasure before the last robber is killed? * Jardine and Reid are called in to investigate a bullion robbery, buried treasure and bitter rivalries when a gangster is found murdered. Half of the bullion stolen by the gang was never recovered, and the surviving members suspected gang-leader Willie McLean of keeping the proceeds of the heist. Now released from a 15-year prison sentence, could he be to blame for today's crime?
35
Part-2
E36-S13-E2-2
Dead Man's Chest
Sep-26-1996
E35
Dead Man's Chest
Sep-26-1996
""Thu-Sep-26-1996Another member of the bullion robbery gang has been killed, and the search is on for the missing treasure.
35
Part-3
E36-S13-E3-3
Dead Man's Chest
Oct-03-1996
E35
Dead Man's Chest
Oct-03-1996
""Thu-Oct-03-1996The ringleader of the bullion robbers has been killed, leaving behind a map to the treasure.
36
Part-1
E37-S13-E4-1
Apocalypse
Jan-16-1997
E36
Apocalypse
Jan-09-1997
S13-E2
Apocalypse
Jan-09-1997
S13-E2
Apocalypse
Jan-09-1997
Thu-Jan-09-1997A number of people connected with the Church of the Children of the New Millennium have been murdered, each in a fashion that echoes one of the Biblical plagues of Egypt. * The bizarre murders of opponents and ex-members of a religious cult have the team baffled. Each murder follows the Biblical plagues of Egypt which according the Book of Revelation will proceed Armageddon. There are more than fifty members of the cult, most of whom would kill if asked to do so by the cult leader, David Burns. Who is responsible and who will be next? * Jardine, Reid and Fraser try to solve some bizarre murders involving members of a religious cult. But are the members victims or murderers?

Air date conflict. Episode numbering conflict.
36
Part-2
E37-S13-E5-2
Apocalypse
Jan-23-1997
E36
Apocalypse
Jan-16-1997
""Thu-Jan-16-1997Fraser goes undercover with the Church of the Children of the New Millennium, but is unable to prevent another murder.

Air date conflict. Episode numbering conflict.
36
Part-3
E37-S13-E6-3
Apocalypse
Jan-30-1997
E36
Apocalypse
Jan-23-1997
""Thu-Jan-23-1997Jardine's brother suddenly quits the cult, while Fraser continues his undercover work.

Air date conflict. Episode numbering conflict.
37
Part-1
E38-S14-E1-1
Babushka
Sep-04-1997
E37
Babushka
Sep-04-1997
S13-E3
Babushka
Sep-4-1997
S14-E1
Babushka
Sep-04-1997
Thu-Sep-04-1997A wealthy local businessman is murdered, and his housekeeper seems a likely suspect. Jardine's team discover that the dead man had enrolled with the Anastasia Agency to find a Russian bride. * Mail order brides or women to order? Glasgow takes on a Russian flavour when the trail from the murder of wealthy local business man hots up and Jardine's team try to unravel the mystery around the Anastasia Agency. * The apparently motiveless murder of a successful 60-year-old businessman leads Reid and Jardine into a complex web of blackmail and intrigue within a shady matrimonial agency which pairs up women from the former Soviet Union with eligible Scottish bachelors. As the case progresses, Jardine, Reid and Fraser attempt to solve the mystery of the missing Svetlana before Martin Fairbairn is killed.

Episode numbering conflict.
37
Part-2
E38-S14-E2-2
Babushka
Sep-11-1997
E37
Babushka
Sep-11-1997
""Thu-Sep-11-1997The team hunt for the Russian woman with whom the dead businessman had been corresponding, and uncover more about his relationship with his housekeeper. Another client of the Anastasia Agency is targeted by a blackmailer.

Episode numbering conflict.
37
Part-3
E38-S14-E3-3
Babushka
Sep-18-1997
E37
Babushka
Sep-18-1997
""Thu-Sep-18-1997The team closes in on the blackmailers.

Episode numbering conflict.
38
Part-1
E39-S14-E4-1
Berserker
Jan-01-1998
E38
Berserker
Jan-01-1998
S14-E1
Berserker
Jan-01-1998
S13-E3
Berserker
Jan-15-1998
Thu-Jan-01-1998A new and illegal body-building drug with mind-altering qualities leads to a series of deaths. * Illegal body building drugs combined with mind bending additives cause a series of deaths around the muscle scene in Glasgow. In a race against time to find the source of the deadly drug the Maryhill team call on the help of a famous chemistry professor at the University. But is he helping or is he the source of the drug? * What is the mystery drug that turned a museum security man into a killer? As the police investigate, there's another murder - a young lab assistant lies dead. Could he be part of the supply line for the Berserker super drug? Professor James Mitchell is a worried man. He has identified the drug and knows its lethal properties, but who is providing the formula for its manufacture?

Air date conflict. Episode numbering conflict.
38
Part-2
E39-S14-E5-2
Berserker
Jan-08-1998
E38
Berserker
Jan-08-1998
""Thu-Jan-08-1998A laboratory assistant is murdered, and the team tries to establish whether he was involved in the development of the Berserker drug.

Air date conflict. Episode numbering conflict.
38
Part-3
E39-S14-E6-3
Berserker
Jan-15-1998
E38
Berserker
Jan-15-1998
""Thu-Jan-15-1998The team solicits the assistance of a professor of chemistry at the University of Glasgow.

Air date conflict. Episode numbering conflict.
39E40-S14-E2
Out Of Bounds
Mar-01-1998
E39
Out Of Bounds
Mar-01-1998
S14-E2
Out Of Bounds
Mar-01-1998
S14-E2
Out of Bounds
Mar-01-1998
Sun-Mar-01-1998When a sixty-year-old skeleton is found in the grounds of an exclusive boys school and is linked to the disappearance of a school master in 1939 Jardine's team suddenly find themselves not only investigating the pre-war case but the murder of the master's successor. The 'old boys' network closes ranks but when another master is murdered the team are faced with digging deep into the past to solve this one. * Taggart investigates a triple murder at an exclusive boys' boarding school. In each case the victim is a disciplinarian schoolmaster. Eventually he discovers a further link in that several years earlier they had all been prefects who bullied a boy called John Chisholm. John Chisholm has now come back to get revenge, though not in the form that his victims would have recognized.\\\
40
Part-1
E41-S14-E8-1
Dead Reckoning
Jul-15-1998
E40
Dead Reckoning
Jul-15-1998
S14-E3
Dead Reckoning
Jul-15-1998
S14-E3
Dead Reckoning
Jul-15-1998
Wed-Jul-15-1998An escort is found brutally murdered in a hotel car park. At the same time the daughter of a well known ex-army colonel goes missing. * Two women who work for an apparently respectable escort agency are separately murdered. At the same time Peter Letham, who runs an outward bound activity course for executives in the Highlands, reports the disappearance of his wife on a shopping trip to Glasgow. Peter's employer is a principal suspect, causing Jackie to go undercover as a course member. * An outwardly respectable escort agency comes under investigation when a girl is murdered. When a second girl is found murdered, there seems little motive for the killings. Then a man who runs an activity centre in the Highlands for executives reports that his wife has gone missing on a trip to Glasgow

This episode is the last in which we see Iain Anders as Superintendent McVitie. Shortly after it was completed, Anders suffered a heart attack and died.

Episode numbering conflict.
40
Part-2
E41-S14-E9-2
Dead Reckoning
Jul-22-1998
E40
Dead Reckoning
Jul-22-1998
""Wed-Jul-22-1998The team discovers that the first victim also had a connection to Executive Adventure, the company owned by the colonel.

Episode numbering conflict.
40
Part-3
E41-S14-E10-3
Dead Reckoning
Jul-29-1998
E40
Dead Reckoning
Jul-29-1998
""Wed-Jul-29-1998Jackie goes undercover on an outward bound activity course in the Highlands.

Episode numbering conflict.
41
Part-1
E42-S15-E1-1
A Few Bad Men
Oct-08-1998
E41
A Few Bad Men
Oct-08-1998
S15-E1
A Few Bad Men
Oct-08-1998
S15-E1
A Few Bad Men
Oct-18-1998
Fri-Oct-08-1998Jardine and Reid are called in to investigate the murder of a soldier at a Glasgow barracks. The newly-promoted Jardine finds it difficult to work with the Army but Reid seems to have an ally in the handsome Major Graham. New DI Robbie Ross and DC Fraser investigate a scam at the race track. * Mike Jardine investigates the death of a soldier at his barracks, in the company of gruff Sergeant Renshaw. New arrival Robbie Ross, a man with a chequered past, teams up with Jackie to look into the theft of a race horse and a murder at the race track. The different crimes eventually prove to be linked by another theft and murder from thirteen years earlier.

This episode sees John Michie's first appearance as DI Robbie Ross, following an appearance in "Love Knot". Jardine is promoted to the rank of DCI, which he holds until his eventual murder.

Air date conflict.
41
Part-2
E42-S15-E2-2
A Few Bad Men
Oct-08-1998
E41
A Few Bad Men
Oct-15-1998
""Fri-Oct-15-1998Jardine and Reid try to find a connection between the dead soldier and the farmer killed with an army rifle. Meanwhile, Ross and Fraser connect the deaths of a vet and a police informant.

Air date conflict.
41
Part-3
E42-S15-E3-3
A Few Bad Men
Oct-08-1998
E41
A Few Bad Men
Oct-22-1998
""Fri-Oct-22-1998Jardine and Reid make an important breakthrough as they search old army records.

Air date conflict.
42E43-S15-E4
Long Time Dead
Nov-01-1998
E42
Long Time Dead
Nov-01-1998
S15-E2
Long Time Dead
Jan-11-1999
S16-E1
Long Time Dead
Jan-16-1999
Sun-Nov-01-1999When a murder occurs at a hotel during a dinner for the police force, the hunt is on for the killer. When the husband of one of the hotel employees is also murdered the team begin to wonder what the killings have to do with something dark that is going on at the hospital? * A body is discovered at the hotel where Jardine is hosting the Strathclyde CID Annual Dinner. When two more of the hotel staff are murdered, the Maryhill team are called in. At the same time, Jardine finds a personal mystery to solve after his girlfriend begins to act strangely. * Jardine and Reid find themselves embroiled in a disturbing case that leads them to the dark underbelly of human nature. It is the annual Strathclyde CID Dinner at the Crawford Hotel, and the last place you'd think a murder would be committed. However, as the party is in full swing with The Sweet Muffins (The Oddballs) performing on stage, the body of the hotel owner is discovered strangled and dumped in the rubbish. When the main suspect is found murdered before the police can question him, it is the start of a complex case that will affect Jardine in a way he cannot yet expect.

103 minutes.

Air date conflict. Episode numbering conflict.
43E44-S16-E1
Bloodlines
Jan-16-1999
E43
Bloodlines
Jan-16-1999
S16-E1
Bloodlines
Jan-16-1999
S15-E2
Blood Lines
Jan-16-1999
Sat-Jan-16-1999Susan Keller is released to howls of protest after serving a life sentence for the murder of an entire family when she was just a teenager. Forced into hiding she accepts an offer of a country retreat. Fearing that it may be a trap, the Taggart team are assigned as protection. When members of Keller's family are murdered one by one it is clear that someone is taking revenge. The team begin the hunt for the killer - is it Keller's anonymous benefactor or someone closer to home? * Jardine and Reid are assigned to watch over a woman recently released from prison. Convicted of multiple murder when she was a teenager, she accepts an offer of protection to escape angry protesters. However, it is soon apparent that she is not the only one in danger, as members of her immediate family are killed in strange circumstances.

Episode numbering conflict.
46E45-S16-E3
Fearful Lightning
Oct-21-1999
46
Fearful Lightning
Oct-21-1999
S16-E3
Fearful Lightning
Oct-21-1999
S16-E2
Fearful Lightning
Oct-21-1999
Fri-Oct-21-1999A string of people are murdered by electrocution. All of these people are in some way connected to with a local (and popular) spiritualist, who claims he can speak with the dead. When the Taggart team disbelieve the man's powers, the clairvoyant gives them frighteningly accurate messages from a man very dear to their hearts--Jim Taggart! Meanwhile, the murders begin to pile up, and Taggart team race to find the murderer, this time aided by Jim Taggart himself. * A girl found dead at a spiritualist church is initially thought to have been struck by lightning, but when her boss is threatened, the death is found to have been murder. Jardine starts receiving clues, apparently from the spirit of Jim Taggart. * Karen Lennox is found electrocuted in what appears to be a lightning strike, but then another body turns up and the team begin looking for a murderer.

Jim Taggart returns to help the team... with the assistance of a clairvoyant. Several flashbacks appear in the episode.

Air date conflict. Episode numbering conflict.
45E45-S16-E2
A Fistful Of Chips
Sep-07-1999
E45
A Fistful of Chips
Sep-07-1999
S16-E2
A Fistful Of Chips
Oct-07-1999
S16-E3
A Fistful of Chips
Oct-21-1999
Tue-Sep-07-1999A delivery van is hijacked and its contents stolen. But there's more going on than meets the eye, and meanwhile, someone's knocking off anyone who knows about the hijack, which doesn't include the police! Once again Robbie's past catches up with him and he comes close to crossing the line * The apparently motiveless murder of a woman thrown from a bridge leads the team to a microchip factory. When one of Ross's informers is killed, he is determined to seek revenge, despite orders to the contrary form Jardine.

Air date conflict. Episode numbering conflict.
44E47-E16-E4
For Their Sins
Nov-21-1999
44
For Their Sins
Nov-21-1999
S16-E4
For Their Sins
Nov-21-1999
S16-E4
For Their Sins
Nov-21-1999
Sun-Nov-21-1999The murder of a young drug dealer on a housing scheme brings the Maryhill team into conflict with the local community who are not cooperating. A mistake from Michael's past comes back to haunt him as things get messy when another young dealer turns up dead. * Following a series of drug-related murders on an estate, residents are reluctant to talk to the police. The team initially suspects a woman whose daughter died of an overdose, but Jardine has an alternative suspect.
47E48-S17-E1
Ghost Rider
Feb-16-2000
47
Ghost Rider
November-1999
S17-E1
Ghost Rider
Feb-15-2000
S17-E1
Ghost Rider
Feb-15-2000
Wed-Feb-16-2000When a charred body is found in a car, the team discovers a web of police corruption and cover-ups when they identify the body is that of a DCI. * Jardine's team clashes with officers from another station when the body inside in car wreckage is identified as that of a popular police officer. The search begins for an escaped convict, but Jardine suspects it's more a hunt for revenge than for justice. Friction between the Maryhill team and the Glenside coppers causes fuses to blow and when questions are raised about corruption at Glenside things get pretty hot for Jardine's team. Robbie once again sails close to the wind. *

This episode sees the first appearance of Brian Cowan as DCS Brian Holmes, who later marry, then separate from, Jackie Reid.

Air date conflict.
48E49-S17-E2
Skin Deep
Sep-14-2000
48
Skin Deep
October-2000
S17-E2
Skin Deep
Sep-14-2000
S17-E2
Skin Deep
Sep-14-2000
Fri-Sep-14-2000A man is found bleeding and unconscious in the showers at a health club. But did he fall or was he pushed? Meanwhile, Michael and Jackie are put under stress when C&D, in the shape of Jackie's boyfriend DCS Brian Holmes, start to investigate Robbie for corruption. Is the strain of it all too much for Michael? Can he really hide the truth from them all? * When a man is found bleeding to death in a health club, and two female club members claim to have had intimate relationships with him, Reid and Ross uncover a world of health-obsessed women with dark and dangerous secrets. At the same time, Ross becomes the subject of a corruption inquiry, and Jardine is forced to face up to his own mortality.

120 minutes.
49E50-S17-E3
Wavelength
Sep-21-2000
49
Wavelength
November-2000
S17-E3
Wavelength
Sep-21-2000
S17-E3
Wavelength
Sep-21-2000
Thu-Sep-21-2000The team are called in after a therapist returns home after presenting his late-night radio phone-in show to find his wife murdered. * Same in Imdb.

120 minutes.
50E51-S17-E4
Football Crazy
Dec-01-2000
50
Football Crazy
December-2000
S17-E4
Football Crazy
Dec-01-2000
S17-E4
Football Crazy
Dec-01-2000
Fri-Dec-01-2000The murder of a referee and the awarding of a red card has the Maryhill team mixing it with the high powered world of professional football. When a second murder takes place it seems that the cards are the clue, but who will be sent off next? * Jardine and team investigate a series of murky activities at a football club, where lack of success on the pitch is matched by an unaccountably high death rate among its employees.

120 minutes.

This episode was filmed at Partick Thistle Football Club.
51E52-S17-E5
Falling In Love
Jan-10-2001
51
Falling in Love
December-2000
S17-E5
Falling In Love
Jan-01-2001
S17-E5
Falling in Love
Jan-01-2001
Mon-Jan-01-2001When members of a Glasgow Tango Club start to be murdered one at a time the team finds links to and old robbery. Are the two crimes linked or is there something more hormonal that all the victims have in common? * The team investigate a series of mysterious deaths among members of a tango club after a pre-wedding parachute jump ends with the bridegroom plunging to his death. Jackie Reid's wedding day approaches, and Robbie Ross tries to suggest to her that she may be rushing into the marriage too quickly.

This episodes sees the final appearance of Robert Robertson as Dr Andrew Stephens. Robertson died shortly after it was filmed. Jackie Reid married DCS Brian Holmes.

120 minutes.

Air date conflict.
52E53-S18-E1
Death Trap
Jan-14-2002
E52
Death Trap
December-2001

Special Gallery
S18-E1
Death Trap
Jan-4-2002
S18-E1
Death Trap
Jan-4-2002
Mon-Jan-14-2002A multi-million pound investment from a Glasgow politician brings thousands of jobs to the city. When his son, leader of the local protest groups, is murdered, Jardine and his team are brought in. Taken off the case, Jardine continues to work alone, but pays the ultimate price in his search for justice. * The police are dealing with a bizarre case and as Michael Jardine seems to be one step ahead of his friends, it results in a tragedy that will affect everyone at the police department after they discover the truth. * Johnny Innes, son of local politician Malcolm, is shot dead after interrupting one of his father's council meetings. Mike Jardine clashes with Malcolm Innes and is taken off the case but pursues his own line of enquiry. Embittered Liam Kennedy is a qualified sniper and therefore becomes a major suspect, especially as he has a grudge against both Innes and Jardine, one of whom, at least, will find their days are numbered.

This episode sees James MacPherson make his final appearance as Mike Jardine, being murdered under the rail bridge at the Broomielaw, and thrown into the Clyde.

Alex Norton joins as DCI Matt Burke, the eleventh officer to join the team since the start of the series.

Air date conflict.
53E54-S18-E2
Fire, Burn
Jan-21-2002
E53
Fire, Burn
January-2002
S18-E2
Fire, Burn
Jan-11-2002
S18-E2
Fire, Burn
Jan-11-2002
Mon-Jan-21-2002DCI Burke has replaced Jardine. When a body is found in the basement of a burnt-out factory, Burke realises that his arson case has become much more involved than originally thought and uses the case to test his officers. While Fraser attempts to identify the dead man, Burke and Ross pressurise their prime suspect - a rival factory owner named Scott Dewar. * A charred corpse is found in the burnt out remains of a clothing factory. Scott Dewar, owner of a rival factory, is the immediate suspect but Maureen Wishart reports her husband Derek missing and he not only worked for Dewar but had a knowledge of explosives. Meanwhile Jackie, still mourning Mike and watching her marriage crumble, finds her new boss Matt Burke difficult to get on with.

Air date conflict.
54E55-S18-E3
Water Tight
Jul-08-2002
E54
Water Tight
January-2002
S18-E3
Water Tight
Jul-08-2002
S18-E3
Watertight
Jul-08-2002
Mon-Jul-08-2002When the body of a young prostitute is found in a river, Ross thinks he has finally cornered slippery adversary Strachan, who runs a business trafficking girls. Putting pressure on his informant, Ross kick-starts a dangerous chain of events which could end his career, and put more lives at risk. * The discovery of the body of an underage prostitute causes Ross to go after a long time nemesis with renewed vigour. This decision sets into motion a chain of events which not only puts the Inspectors career in jeopardy but also numerous lives. * When teenage prostitute Dee is found murdered Robbie goes gunning for Willie Strachan, a man whom he has long suspected of being involved in sex trafficking. However, he is not the only suspect as law student Craig Colhoune, son of a widowed sheriff who dotes on him, also finds himself in the vicinity with unexplained blood on his sleeve. And there is Mo, violent husband of reformed prostitute Sadie.

Air date conflict.
55E56-S18-E4
The Friday Event
Jul-15-2002
E55
The Friday Event
July-2002
S18-E4
The Friday Event
Jul-15-2002
S18-E4
The Friday Event
Jul-15-2002
Mon-Jul-15-2002An apparently straightforward suicide investigation turns into a political nightmare for Burke when it emerges that the suicide, a sixth form pupil at an elite school, had connections with drug dealing. The press soon sniffs out the potential scandal, and Burke clashes with the school's headteacher when a journalist is allowed on the premises. * But then the journalist is found dead. He's been having an affair with the paper's editor who becomes chief suspect. When another student dies however, the Strathclyde team discover that a psychopath is on the loose, and he's been under their noses all the time.* The apparent suicide of a sixth former at an elite boys' school turns into a murder enquiry and a journalist, much to the headmaster's displeasure, publishes an article linking the boy to drug-dealing before he too is murdered. A third body indicates a serial killer and the manner of the slaying leads to a famous painter.
57E57-S19-E1
Hardman
Dec-04-2002
E56
Hardman
December-2002
S19-E1
Hardman
Dec-02-2002
S19-E1
Hardman
Dec-02-2002
Wed-Dec-04-2002DCI Burke and team are called in to investigate the discovery of a mangled body in what appears to be an industrial accident at a Clyde shipyard. When they discover the victim was dead before the apparent accident, Burke finds himself dealing with a murder investigation. * Investigating the discovery of a mangled body at a Clyde shipyard, DCI Burke and the team soon find themselves dealing with a case of murder.

Air date conflict.
58E58-S19-E2
Fade to Black
Dec-11-2002
E57
Fade to Black
December-2002
S19-E2
Fade to Black
Dec-21-2002
S19-E2
Fade to Black
Dec-21-2002
Wed-Dec-11-2002A young nurse is found strangled in her home, with no sign of forced entry, and two glasses of wine on the table. When they find a large quantity of cash hidden in her flat, and signs of an affluent lifestyle, the team begin to suspect that the victim had a secret double life. Meanwhile, a sinister development occurs when an unidentified person with a camcorder is observed following Burke. * Same in Imdb.

60 minutes.

Air date conflict.
59E59-S19-E3
Blood Money
Dec-18-2002
58
Blood Money
December-2002
S19-E3
Blood Money
Dec-28-2002
S19-E3
Blood Money
Dec-28-2002
Wed-Dec-18-2002A boxing promoter is found strangled, and while Ross breaks the news to his widow, Burke and Reid interview the previous night's fighters. The winning boxer turns out to be more than good friends with the widow, and the ringside doctor is found to have attempted to destroy medical files. An old friend of the promoter is also called in, and soon more information is found which leads to an investigation in order to prevent any further deaths. * When a boxing promoter is found strangled with wads of bank notes stuffed in his mouth, the team investigate. Successful fighter Andy Corbett was having an affair with Elaine, the victim's widow and the ringside doctor, Dr Heron, has also been behaving suspiciously in trying to get rid of the boxers' medical record. Following another death, however, the motive appears to stem from fight fixing.

Air date conflict.
60E60-S19-E4
New Life
Jan-04-2003
59
New Life
January-2003
S19-E4
New Life
Jan-04-2003
S19-E4
New Life
Jan-04-2003
Sat-Jan-04-2003When a controversial scientist is blown up in his car, Burke and the team initially suspect a protest group, but when they discover that the scientist's boss has benefited financially from his death, they start to look elsewhere for a motive. * A top research scientist is blown up in his car having arrived in Glasgow to address a medical conference. There has been opposition to his research and initially, this is where the investigation heads. However, it soon comes to light that there are others within the scientific community who could benefit from the murder.

This episode features a number of scenes filmed around the Glasgow Science Centre.
61E61-S19-E5
Bad Blood
Jan-11-2003
E60
Bad Blood
January-2003
S19-E5
Bad Blood
Jan-11-2003
S19-E5
Bad Blood
Jan-11-2003
Sat-Jan-11-2003In the aftermath of the stabbing of a Kurdish minicab driver, Burke finds himself delegated an officer with a working knowledge of race-hate crimes - an ambitious woman who Ross, Fraser and Reid take to immediately. However, Burke resents his investigation being shackled by politically correct demands, especially when a motive has yet to be established. * A Kurdish taxi driver is murdered and the team is joined by DS Fairchild, who is experienced in the matter of racially-motivated crimes. Whilst the rest of the team get on well with her, Burke is peeved as he believes that political correctness is hampering the course of the enquiry, particularly in view of the fact that no-one seems any closer to establishing a motive for the killing.

This episode featured Glasgow Zoo, where Robbie meets Eddie.
56E62-S19-E6
Halfway House
Jan-18-2003
E61
Halfway House
January-2003
S19-E6
Halfway House
Jan-18-2003
S19-E6
Halfway House
Jan-18-2003
Sat-Jan-18-2003A young man is found shot in a public park, and the only clue to his identity is a library ticket from a local college. Burke, Ross and Reid set about tracing the young man, which leads them to a halfway house containing a familiar list of numerous ex-cons. * When an anonymous victim is shot dead in a local park the only clue on him as to his identity is a library card for a city college. This in turn leads to a half-way house for recently released criminals, some of whom are known to the team. Unfortunately the hostel warden is not keen to cooperate.

This episode reveals that Jackie Reid has been separated from husband Brian Holmes for six weeks. This may have been anticipated after the problems they had following Jardine's death.
62E63-S19-E7
An Eye For An Eye
Jan-25-2003
E62
An Eye For An Eye
January-2003
S19-E7
An Eye For An Eye
Jan-25-2003
S19-E7
An Eye for an Eye
Sat-Jan-25-2003When a doctor at a women's health centre is murdered, anti-abortionists are the prime suspects. Burke and his team investigate whether or not the protesters have been framed. * When a doctor at a clinic for women which advocates birth control is murdered the immediate suspects are a militant fundamentalist group who oppose abortions. However, drug links between the clinic and a local crime boss extend the scope of the investigation further, though Stuart believes the murderer may have had a more personal reason.
63E64-S20-E1
Penthouse And Pavement
Oct-07-2003
E63
Penthouse And Pavement
October-2003
S20-E1
Penthouse And Pavement
Oct-07-2003
S20-E1
Penthouse and Pavement
Oct-07-2003
Tue-Oct-07-2003A famous horror novelist is found murdered in an alley the morning after a prestigious book launch. As they attempt to quell the ensuing media frenzy, Burke and the team start to piece together the author's last movements, but initially their only lead is a drugged and confused prostitute with a memory problem. Soon evidence emerges which disputes the author's image as an upstanding citizen.

This episode sees the first appearance of Lesley Harcourt as Forensic Examiner Gemma Kerr.
64E65-S20-E2
Atonement
Dec-03-2003
E64
Atonement
December-2003
S20-E2
Atonement
Dec-03-2003
S20-E2
Atonement
Dec-03-2003
Wed-Dec-03-2003When Billy McCree is found dead in his workshop with his severed hand by his side, recently-released prisoner Jim Naysmith is the prime suspect for his murder. McCree's testimony had put Naysmith behind bars twenty years earlier. While Burke and Reid investigate another member of Naysmith's gang, Ross is flattered when law student Mary Cullen asks to shadow him, but Gemma becomes suspicious of Mary's motives. * Billy McCree is murdered in his work-shop and his severed hand is found next to him. The obvious suspect is Jim Naysmith, just out of jail after a twenty year stretch, thanks to Billy's evidence. Burke investigates the Naysmith gang whilst Robbie is flattered when Mary, a young law student, asks to shadow him. Forensics office Gemma, however, believes that Mary may have an ulterior motive for her interest in Robbie.

This episode is classed as the "20th Anniversary Show", and featured several references to this anniversary, including the the main story's focus on a twenty year old murder.
65E66-S20-E3
Compensation
Apr-30-2004
E65
Compensation
April-2004
S20-E3
Compensation
Apr-30-2004
S20-E3
Compensation
Apr-30-2004
Fri-Apr-30-2004DCI Burke's personal life comes to the fore as the team are called to the countryside of Fenmore after a farmer is killed in a suspicious fire. With few clues and no villager prepared to offer information, Burke feels they have stepped into a private war. * The team travel to rural Fenmore after a farmer is suspiciously killed in a house fire, but find few clues and the villagers unwilling to offer any information.

90 minutes.
66E67-S20-E4
Saints And Sinners
Dec-30-2004
E66
Saints And Sinners
Dec-30-2004
S20-E4
Saints And Sinners
Dec-30-2004
S20-E4
Saints and Sinners
Dec-30-2004
Thu-Dec-30-2004Top lawyer Richard Fleet is shot in the head in his car after a late business dinner with his partner Charlie Muir and client Simon Turner, the MD of building company Arcadia. Despite the gun being left at the scene there are few clues for the team to go on. Reid and Burke visit Fleet's widow, Adele, and are shocked to discover that not only are they faced with a less than sympathetic wife but that she is also having an affair with his business partner Muir * When company lawyer Richard Flett is found shot to death, the team investigate the dead man's business dealings in order to find the culprit. Suspicion soon falls on Flett's business partner, who is discovered having an affair with the lawyer's widow, but time becomes of the essence when he too is found murdered, and it looks like the killer may strike again.
67E68-S20-E5
Puppet On A String
Jan-06-2005
E67
Puppet On A String
Jan-06-2005
S21-E1
Puppet On A String
Jan-06-2005
S20-E5
Puppet on a String
No date
Thu-Jan-06-2005The team are called to a hospital where a doctor has been attacked by an assailant carrying a lethal syringe of drugs. The doctor is adamant that one of his colleagues is responsible, but the man has a cast iron alibi, and it becomes clear that the two men are arch rivals. The situation is further complicated when the victim's wife is seen in conversation with a known hitman. * Dr Mellor is attacked by a masked assailant carrying a syringe full of lethal drugs. Dr Mellor points the finger at rival doctor Thomas Finn, but Finn has an alibi. Dr Mellor is found dead the next day. Finn again has a cast-iron alibi.
68E69-S20-E6
The Wages Of Sin
Jan-13-2005
E68
The Wages Of Sin
Jan-13-2005
Behind the scenes
S21-E2
The Wages Of Sin
Jan-13-2005
S20E6
The Wages of Sin
Jan-13-2005
Thu-Jan-13-2005A taxi driver is found murdered in his cab outside a jeweller's, leading Burke and Fraser to investigate the shop's owner and his family, who deny all knowledge of the deceased. Meanwhile, Ross and Reid discover a link between the dead man and a powerful underworld figure, and suspicion begins to fall on a shady lawyer with political ambitions. * A taxi driver is found dead in his cab outside the premises of a jeweller - who denies all knowledge of him. The investigation uncovers a trail which leads to a local major criminal, a cache of diamonds, another murder, and a politician running for the Scottish Parliament - who is being funded by drug money.

Episode numbering conflict.
69E70-S21-E1
The Ties That Bind
Jan-20-2005
E69
The Ties That Bind
Jan-20-2005
S21-E3
The Ties That Bind
Jan-20-2005
S21-E1
The Ties That Bind
Jan-20-2005
Thu-Jan-20-2005DCI Matt Burke's professional life is left hanging in the balance when the body of a librarian is found behind the wheel of his car in the Clyde after an apparent hit and run. The detectives are baffled - it appears that the victim had been tied up and already dead before the car hit the water. * (Same in Imdb)

90 minutes.

Episode numbering conflict.
70E71-S21-E2
In Camera
Jan-27-2005
E70
In Camera
Jan-27-2005
S21-E4
In Camera
Jan-27-2005
S21-E2
In Camera
Jan-27-2005
Thu-Jan-27-2005When Danny Weir's body is found at a remote country cottage, the team's investigation leads them into the world of photography and glossy lifestyle magazines. DI Robbie Ross is in trouble when he discovers the body of a young man in a house along with his lady friend. However, there's more trouble on the horizon when his past troubles come back to haunt him whilst trying to solve the death of the young man and subsequent deaths, but what do they relate to and is the past of DI Robbie Ross actually linked to the present killings? * Robbie is all set to spend a romantic weekend with his new lady love Eve Hamilton. Unfortunately the mood is soured when the corpse of a young man, a photographic assistant, is discovered at the romantic hideaway. In investigating the boy's death and subsequent others, Robbie begins to discover to his cost that Eve is perhaps not as innocent as she would at first appear to be and their meeting may not be coincidental.

Episode numbering conflict.
71E72-S21-E3
Mind Over Matter
Feb-03-2005
E71
Mind Over Matter
Feb-03-2005
Behind the scenes
S21-E5
Mind Over Matter
Feb-03-2005
S21-E3
Mind Over Matter
Feb-03-2005
Thu-Feb-03-2005After the murder of a teenager, DS Reid joins a therapy group undercover to try and find the killer, but as more people are discovered, she realises the case is having an impact on her personal life as well as her professional one and her colleagues aren't making her life any easier. But can DS Reid manage to put all her troubles to one side and with the help of her colleagues, find the killer? * When the body of a young medical student is found in a park, the team have a difficult investigation on their hands. Heavy rain has destroyed any evidence, but her body has been arranged into a childlike pose. Another body is later discovered with almost identical neck wounds, and Burke has to face the prospect of the hunt for a serial killer. An unexpected twist leads the team to a therapy centre, where Jackie volunteers to go undercover.

Episode numbering conflict.
72E73-S21-E4
Cause And Effect
Sep-16-2005
E72
Cause and Effect
September-2005
S22-E1
Cause And Effect
Sep-16-2005
S21-E4
Cause and Effect
Jan-20-2005
Fri-Sep-16-2005A young trophy wife from the Clydeside sailing fraternity is murdered and the victim's husband falls under suspicion, but then two more bodies turn up it is clear they are searching for a different killer. Meanwhile, Burke is reunited with an old flame. * When an attractive young trophy wife is found dead in her home, it sparks suspicion and intrigue around an affluent marina. At first, her husband seems to be the prime suspect, but when two more bodies turn up, he can provide alibis. It becomes clear that behind the club blazers and the yardarms, more than one sailing enthusiast may have blood on their hands.

Air date conflict. Episode numbering conflict.
73E74-S21-E5
A Taste Of Money
Sep-23-2005
E73
A Taste Of Money
September-2005
S22-E2
A Taste Of Money
Sep-23-2005
S21-E5
A Taste of Money
Sep-23-2005
Fri-Sep-23-2005An unpopular restaurant critic is found murdered in his kitchen, and a petty thief linked to the crime scene becomes the prime suspect. But it soon turns out that he had a secret life - and that the killer has only just started. * Caustic restaurant critic Barry Secord is found murdered, and as the team uncover details of his last big story, his death begins to look like part of a conspiracy that reaches beyond the world of fine dining. There seems to be no shortage of candidates who would have been delighted to see his demise. A burglar who robbed the journalist's flat doesn't seem capable of carrying out the crime either, then a chef is reported missing.

Episode numbering conflict.
74E75-S21-E6
A Death Foretold
Sep-30-2005
E74
A Death Foretold
September-2005
S22-E3
A Death Foretold
Sep-30-2005
S21-E6
A Death Foretold
Sep-30-2005
Fri-Sep-30-2005A student is found dead in an alley, and evidence suggests that it was a drug deal that turned violent. They soon discover that the victim has links with a parish priest, who seems to have a lot more to hide than the sanctity of the confessional. The case soon becomes more complicated when a second murder occurs * When the body of a student is discovered in a west-end alley, it initially looks like a drug deal gone wrong. A bloodstained leaflet at the crime scene leads back to a church, but the parish priest denies all knowledge of the victim. Elsewhere in the city, a woman is found dead in her office, with similarities to the first murder. Are the two connected? Reid becomes convinced that the answer lies with the parish priest.

68 minutes. According to IMDb.

Episode numbering conflict.
76E76-S22-E1
Running Out of Time
Nov-04-2005
E76
Running Out of Time
Nov-04-2005
S22-E4
Running Out of Time
Nov-04-2005
S22-E1
Running Out of Time
Nov-04-2005
Fri-Nov-04-2005DCI Matt Burke takes a fishing break but he ends up fighting for his life when a gunman shoots him in the head. Also, on the same day, a fraud squad detective Archie Meades is shot dead and stashes of cash are found in the homes of both victims. It is up to the team to clear their boss's name from charges of accepting bribes connected to an illegal import deal. * Burke is shot while taking a break from work, and on the same day, another fraud squad detective's body is found by a colleague. When both victims' properties are searched, large amounts of cash are found, leading to fears of bribery. With Burke's reputation and life on the line, the race is on to find the perpetrator.

90 minutes.

Episode numbering conflict.
77E77-S22-E2
Cause To Kill
Nov-11-2005
E77
Cause to Kill
Nov-11-2005
S22-E5
Cause To Kill
Nov-11-2005
S22-E2
Cause to Kill
Nov-11-2005
Fri-Nov-11-2005Burke feels like he is stepping back in time when the body of a young woman clothed in bin bags is found by the Clyde, a copycat killing replicating a 20 year old murder case. He enlists the help of celebrated forensic pathologist Irene Russell to stop the body count rising further, but it becomes clear she may be the ultimate target. * Burke investigates a copycat killing inspired by a murder committed 20 years ago. With the help of forensic psychologist and author, Irene Russell, he attempts to solve the case before the killer claims more victims. As the case continues, it appears that the ultimate target may be someone at the heart of the investigation

90 minutes.

Episode numbering conflict.
75E75S22-E3
Do Or Die
Dec-09-2005
E75
Do or Die
Dec-09-2005
S22-E6
Do Or Die
Dec-09-2005
S22-E3
Do or Die
Dec-09-2005
Fri-Dec-09-2005As the team begin to investigate a suspicious death at an army training camp, they find that civilian rules don't apply. Recruits are being trained for the demands of war zones where they must be prepared to kill or be killed, and information is given on a need to know basis only. Ross moves into the camp to try and understand the mentality of the trainees and the regime. * Following a poor career appraisal Robbie aims to redeem himself by going undercover at an army base where a young private died in suspicious circumstances. It is a brutal regime, exemplified by the sadistic Sergeant Kent, but there are two further deaths, both of instructors known for their harsh treatment of recruits. The investigation leads to the female Private Lombard, who was the apparent victim of a gang rape by soldiers at the base.

90 minutes.

This episode was originally scheduled to air as the first episode of the new season, on November 4. However, current events at Deepcut Barracks then meant it was replaced by "Running Out Of Time".

Episode numbering conflict.
78E79-S22-E4
Dead Man Walking
Dec-16-2005
E78
Dead Man Walking
Dec-16-2005
S22-E7
Dead Man Walking
Dec-16-2005
S22-E4
Dead Man Walking
Dec-16-2005
Wed-Dec-16-2005A mechanic is found brutally murdered in his garage, but the team are baffled as the crime appears motiveless. His best mate and business partner is visibly upset and then appears to commit suicide, but there is no body. Has he faked his own death? As the detectives search for answers, two infamous gangsters come into the frame. Has someone been lying about their past? * When motor mechanic Andy meets a gruesome death, suspicion initially falls on his business partner Tony, whose car is found at a well-known suicide spot by the river and who has apparently killed himself. However, it transpires that Tony was the intended victim and the connection is down to the murderous Callaghan brothers, released from prison after twenty years and bent on revenge on the people who put them there

Episode numbering conflict.
79E80-S22-E5
Law
Mar-22-2006
E79
Law
Mar-22-2006
S22-E8
Law
Mar-22-2006
S22-E5
Law
Mar-22-2006
Wed-Mar-22-2006A missing teenage girl's body is found on a piece of wasteland near a fairground, and as tensions between locals and the show people have already been running high, the team must tread carefully if they are to catch the murderer. The case is made increasingly difficult when there are conflicting opinions as to how they should handle the case * The body of a missing teenage girl is found on a piece of wasteland near a fairground. Tensions between locals and show people have already been running high, and the team must tread carefully if they are to catch the murderer - opinions differ on how to handle the case.

Episode numbering conflict.
80E81-S22-E6
The Best And The Brightest
Mar-29-2006
E80
Best & Brightest
Mar-29-2006
S22-E9
The Best And The Brightest
Mar-29-2006
S22-E6
The Best and the Brightest
Mar-29-2006
Wed-Mar-29-2006When a research student is found dead in a university science suffering from severe anaphylactic shock, the evidence suggests that her food had been deliberately contaminated. Traces of highly concentrated nut oil are found at the scene, but there seems to be no clear motive for her murder. When another student dies in a suspicious accident the following day, Burke and the team realise that a calculating killer is at work within the university. * Brilliant haematology student Mia Hassan is murdered in her lab when she inhales something which induces a severe anaphylactic shock. The only clue to her social life is a man called Luke, allegedly in Seattle, with whom she exchanged e-mails. Pushy media student Jessica Flowers seems to have known Mia better than she claimed but she becomes the next victim and she also used the internet for sexy chats with a mystery man. Could the link be the handsome and charming Professor Murray who also happens to be an old flame of Jackie's?

Episode numbering conflict.
81E82-S23-E1
Users And Losers
Jan-03-2007
E81
Users & Losers
Jan-03-2007
S23-E1
Users And Losers
Jan-03-2007
S23-E1
Users and Losers
Jan-03-2007
Wed-Jan-03-2007A dead gambler is found to have thousands of pounds stashed in his flat, leading the detectives to suspect he was receiving insider information from a racing stable. When the wife of the owner dies out riding, investigation of the illegal betting syndicate ramps up. Meanwhile, Burke's conviction that a former heroin addict and petty criminal has turned the corner is shattered by a revelation, and he is forced to decide whether to arrest a killer, or do a deal and catch a bigger fish. * A gambler is found dead, and it is discovered that he had thousands of pounds stashed in his flat, leading the team to suspect that he was part of an illegal betting scam. The wife of the owner then gets killed out riding and the investigation heats up further. Meanwhile, Burke is convinced that a former heroin addict and petty criminal has changed, until he is left with a decision to either arrest a killer or do a deal to catch a more major criminal.
82E83-S23-E2
The Thirteenth Step
Jan-17-2007
E82
The Thirteenth Step
Jan-17-2007
S23-E2
The Thirteenth Step
Jan-17-2007
S23-E2
The Thirteenth Step
Jan-17-2007
Wed-Jan-17-2007Eddie Monroe, an ex-convict out on parole, is found stabbed to death in an alleyway. He was a loner attempting to make amends for his shady past and in the course of the investigation Burke comes into contact with Monroe's arresting officer, and develops a growing conviction that the retired policeman is somehow involved in the murder, but is he making a personal judgement based on his own issues with him? He finds that in the course of uncovering the truth, he is forced to confront his own demons. * Ex-con Eddie Monroe is found stabbed in a Govan alleyway. Burke meets Angus Ford - a retired police officer who was responsible for Monroe's arrest and subsequent convictions - who remains adamant that Monroe was a bad man who deserved to die. But who was his killer? All roads keep leading back to old acquaintance Daniel Tulloch and his family. In the course of uncovering the truth Burke is forced to face some demons of his own.

90 minutes.
83E84-S23-E3
Tenement
Apr-30-2007
83
Tenement
Apr-30-2007
S23-E3
TenementApr-30-2007
S23-E3
Tenement
Apr-30-2007
Mon-Apr-30-2007When an activist is found murdered in her tenement flat suspicion falls on a local property developer, who planned to demolish the building and was met with strong criticism by the campaigner. Meanwhile, DI Ross is focusing his attention on a hit and run case, which angers his superiors. * When a local activist is found murdered in her flat, the team suspect a local property developer. But when they question local residents, they discover that her protesting had incurred the wrath of many people. Meanwhile, DI Ross investigates the case of a hit-and-run accident involving the son of a local couple, and the team begins to realise that there may be more similarities to the two tragedies than they initially suspected.

90 minutes.
84
Last SMG record
E85-S23-E4
Pinnacle
Jul-04-2007
84
Pinnacle
Jul-04-2007
S23-E4
Pinnacle
Jul-04-2007
S23-E4
Pinnacle
Jul-04-2007
Wed-Jul-04-2007Tina Brogan, charismatic leader of an all-women pyramid finance group, is found murdered in a field with banknotes jammed into her mouth. Her husband Terry, an alcoholic, turns up at their home after an all-night bender. He cannot account for his movements at the time of her death, and a pool of blood in his garage proves to be Tina's. Only Reid is convinced that Terry did not kill his wife, but more and more evidence mounts up against him. * Tina Brogan, leader of the Pinnacle pyramid finance group, is found murdered with wads of bank notes stuffed in her mouth. Her estranged husband Terry, an alcoholic cancer victim, is the main suspect though the recently-widowed Jackie feels sorry for him, especially as Tina was carrying another man's child. However,Tina was under surveillance by the Fraud Squad because her enterprise was a scam and she was hoping to escape to Australia with cash conned from investors.Was she killed by a client she had cheated perhaps?

90 minutes.
85E86-S23-E5
Genesis
Jan-08-2008
85
Genesis
Jan-08-2008
S24-E1
Genesis
Jan-08-2008
S24-E1
Genesis
Jan-08-2008
Tue-Jan-08-2008The team investigate when a woman is killed on her way to a fertility clinic, then the case is further complicated when one of the nurses there is also attacked and murdered. Do angry religious protesters who picket the gates of the centre have anything to with the deaths, or are there more perverse motivations involved? * A woman dies on her way to a fertility clinic, then one of the nurses there is attacked - are these linked with the crowd of "peaceful protesters" who are demonstrating outside the clinic?

90 minutes.

Often criticised for being so similar to the story line of 'An Eye For An Eye' shown in January 2003.

Episode numbering conflict.
86E87-S24-E1
Judgement Day
Jan-15-2008
88
Judgement Day
Jan-15-2008
S24-E2
Judgement Day
Jan-15-2008
S24-E2
Judgement Day
Jan-15-2008
Tue-Jan-15-2008Murder strikes close to home for the team when DCI Matt Burke's elderly father is found dead in suspicious circumstances. What appears to be a straightforward case of liver failure takes a sinister turn when Andrew Burke is found to have died of a heroin overdose. Against police regulations, DCI Burke is determined to solve the case. But then some difficult questions arise. What is the significance of a £200,000 savings plan? Are Andrew Burke's elderly friends also in danger? * Burke's father Andrew dies, supposedly of liver failure though the actual cause turns out to be more sinister. When another member of Andrew's pensioners' club also dies, coincidence seems unlikely, particularly as a twenty thousand pound savings plan is involved. Burke has to keep in check his less than fraternal relationship with his brother John whilst having to consider various helpers at the club as being likely murderers and discern the motive.

60 minutes.

A commenter describes this as the first of the new format 60 minute episodes, made in response to ITV's plan for the return of News at 10. Whether these episodes, or those of the next (which SMG Productions listed as 4x90min format) were originally made as 60-minutes or were cut from 90-minute episodes is not known.

Episode numbering conflict.
87E91-S24-E2
Island
Feb-27-2008
89
Island
Feb-27-2008
S24-E3
Island
Feb-27-2008
S24-E3
Island
Feb-27-2008
Wed-Feb-27-2008A mutilated body is discovered next to a set of standing stones on a remote island. Ross and Reid travel to the island to investigate, but find the inhabitants wary of outsiders, and seemingly reluctant to assist. Returning to Glasgow with the body, Burke and Fraser make some headway and manage to connect the victim to a South American drugs racket. But when another islander goes missing, the team is forced to consider how far drug-running has infiltrated the island community. * A young lad is murdered and mutilated on a Scottish tourist island and the local vicar, who knows all the inhabitants, tells Robbie and Jackie, who are investigating, that he is a stranger. At first a ritual killing is suspected until a South American connection is established and it becomes clear that the island is being used for drug smuggling. A stranger claiming to be a reporter arrives just as a fisherman goes missing and is later found dead. The problem for the visitors is to establish who are the good guys and who are the bad.

60 minutes. Noted for its similarity and inspiration in the script for the original Wicker man film.

Episode numbering conflict.
88E91-S24-E3
Trust
Apr-21-2008
90
Trust
Apr-21-2008
S24-E4
Trust
Apr-21-2008
S25-E1
Trust
Apr-21-2008
Mon-Apr-21-2008The team investigate the murder of a man who was tortured and executed on a remote area of Glasgow wasteland. When they discover that the victim was a hitman, their enquiries lead them to a local entrepreneur who may have criminal connections. Chief Superintendent Laura Henson arrives, and has marked Burke as a troublemaker, and is determined to ensure his days on the force are numbered. * Burke meets up with Kathy, the woman who jilted him years earlier, now seeing ambitious politician Frank Morgan, whom she believes is being threatened by shady businessman Robert Shearer. Burke discovers that Shearer runs a brothel which he visits, undercover, but when it gets raided he is seen on CCTV, the excuse his pushy female superior wants to have him put out to grass as a dinosaur. Three murders are also linked to Shearer but the team find out that Morgan is less innocent than he appears. Could Kathy be using Burke to help him settle an old score with Shearer?

This episode marks the arrival of Chief Superintendent Laura Henson, who has Burke marked as a troublemaker, and is determined to ensure his days on the force are numbered.

Episode numbering conflict.
89E92-S24-E4
A Study in Murder
May-01-2008
91
A Study in Murder
May-01-2008
S24-E5
A Study in Murder
May-01-2008
S25-E2
A Study in Murder
May-01-2008
Thu-May-01-2008When a college principal is crushed to death in a lift, preliminary investigations into his death discover that the lift mechanism was deliberately sabotaged, and the finger of suspicion points to the dead man's wife, who may have avenged herself over his adultery. DI Ross believes that the deputy principal had a hand in the murder, and sets out to prove the man's guilt. Fraser tracks down the victim's biological mother, but fails to get the response he desired from her. * College principal Simon Nimmo is crushed to death in a lift shaft by a lift whose mechanism had been tampered with. Suspicion falls on his wife and on his daughter's boyfriend Brian Meehan until Robbie discovers that Ross's deputy had experience of building maintenance and could have rigged the lift. Stuart, following the death of his adoptive mother, tracks down his birth mother via the adoption agency. The meeting is not a happy one, any more than his confrontation with the killer - by the lift.

60 minutes.

Episode numbering conflict.
90E93-S24-E5
Point of Light
Jun-05-2008
92
Point of Light
Jun-5-2008
S24-E6
Point of Light
Jun-05-2008
S25-E3
Point of Light
Jun-05-2008
Thu-Jun-05-2008The body of private investigator Andrew MacHendry is discovered at the bottom of a quarry, with his two-year-old son left in an abandoned car above. When suicide is ruled out, the team try to find a murder motive. The investigation leads them to one of MacHendry's cases involving a missing girl, whose father had been contacted by MacHendry shortly before his murder. Could she be the key to cracking the case? * Private eye Andrew McHendry is murdered having phoned Alex Sternwood to say he has found his wayward daughter Stella, who has disappeared from home. Not long afterwards Stella's corpse is also found. Chief suspect is her brother-in-law, whose child she was carrying and Eddie the stable boy, who carried a torch for her ,is another likely candidate. Meanwhile Jackie sticks her neck out on behalf of the dead man's girlfriend and her rights to his baby son.

Episode numbering conflict.
91E94-S25-E1
Safer
Nov-03-2008
93
Safer
Nov-03-2008
S24-E7
Safer
Nov-03-2008
S25-E4
Safer
Feb-02-2009
Mon-Nov-03-2008When anti-domestic violence campaigner Emily Patrick is viciously bludgeoned to death, violent men who held a grudge are at the top of the suspect list. DI Ross and DS Reid conflict over one of the suspects, Kevin Nash, who has been reformed and has now remarried. But Ross refuses to back down on the argument, and when Nash's ex-wife is found murdered too, he is determined that he has the right man. But in a moment's madness, Ross does something that jeopardises not only the case, but his entire career. * Emily Patrick, founder of the Safer campaign against domestic violence is murdered, having threatened to name and shame several wife-beaters. One of them, Kevin Nash, brings charges against Robbie for beating him up after he has assaulted his wife. Another visits Emily's meeting under an assumed name and his failure to recognise her throws suspicion on her co-worker.

60 minutes.

Air date conflict. Episode numbering conflict.
92E87-S23-E6
The Caring Game
Nov-14-2008
86
The Caring Game
Nov-14-2008
S24-E8
The Caring Game
Nov-14-2008
S25-E5
The Caring Game
Nov-14-2008
Fri-Nov-14-2008When the decomposing body of a young woman is discovered in her bath, initial enquiries at her workplace uncover very little. Reid does not warm to her estate agent boss, while Fraser discovers that she was gifting a significant amount of her small salary to charity. But why would that make her a murder target? Meanwhile, Ross learns that his estranged wife is planning to emigrate to Canada with his son, and realises he has a tough choice to make - between his family and the job he loves. * A young woman is found dead in a bath full of water. She's been dead a week. A sister she's fallen out with, a neighbour who's had enough of her and many lies disguising her actual lifestyle. Who killed her?

90 minutes.

Episode numbering conflict.
93E95-S25-E2
Homesick
Dec-08-2008
94
Homesick
Dec-8-2008
S24-E9
Homesick
Dec-08-2008
S26-E2
Homesick
Apr-30-2009
Mon-Dec-08-2008Zbigniew Lisowski (Ziggy), a Polish migrant worker, is found shot at the building site where he worked as a security guard. Hours later, the body of hotel receptionist Kate Booth is discovered - with strikingly similar gunshot wounds. When investigations reveal that Kate - aka Kasia - was also Polish, the team have to consider whether a racially-motivated killer is at large. * A building site security guard and a hotel housekeeper are both shot within a period of twenty-four hours. Both were Polish. When Anglo-Polish lawyer Paula Socacz, who runs the Kaczynski social club, is on a local radio phone-in show, a sinister caller owns to being the killer, with a racial motive. However, the discovery that the victims were cousins points towards a more personal reason for their deaths

50 minutes.

Air date conflict. Episode numbering conflict.
94E96-S25-E3
Crossing The Line
Dec-15-2008
95
Crossing The Line
Dec-15-2008
S24-E10
Crossing The Line
Dec-15-2008
S26-E1
Crossing The Line
May-07-2009
Mon-Dec-15-2008Preparations are underway for a new museum in the former mining community of Garsden on the outskirts of Glasgow. The museum will be on the site of a long disused coal mine, closed twenty five years before, just before the miners' strike. But when the shaft is opened up, two skeletons are found - a man and a woman in the same position as they died a quarter of a century earlier. Were they buried alive? Who are they? How did they get there - and were they murdered? * When a disused coal pit is excavated to re-open as a mining museum, two corpses are found, belonging to a young married couple who disappeared twenty-four years earlier, seemingly to escape rent arrears, though none of the neighbours are forthcoming and Jackie, who grew up in the area, is angry with them. More deaths occur before a secret stretching back to the days of the miners' strikes is exposed.

Air date conflict. Episode numbering conflict.
95E88-S23-E7
Lifeline
Dec-30-2008
87
Lifeline
Dec-30-2008
S24-E11
Lifeline
Dec-30-2008
S26-E3
Lifeline
Dec-30-2008
Tue-Dec-30-2008When the body of a man is discovered in a garage with the engine of his car still running, it appears at first to be a simple case of suicide. The victim worked as a volunteer at a helpline centre dealing with potential suicide victims, and his wife is adamant her husband would never take his own life. But when the husband of another member of the helpline team is found dead in a hit and run incident, it all seems just too much of a coincidence. Meanwhile, DS Jackie Reid appears to be losing it badly. * Bookshop owner Derek McGrath is found dead in his car, an apparent suicide, which is ironic because he was a volunteer counsellor at Lifeline Central, a Samaritans-type organization. Evidence suggests that he was having an affair with Rachel, another counsellor at Lifeline, behind his wife's back. Jackie, meanwhile, discovers to her horror that somebody has been using her credit card in her name, jeopardising her standing at the bank - and ultimately her life as her situation and the murder case seem to connect.

90 minute episode.

First shown significantly out of order and has the now replaced opening title sequence. The storyline mentions Jackie's husband Brian Holmes as if only recently deceased. Although the copyright date is 2007, it was not aired until December 30, 2008, suggestion is that the 90 minute format no longer fitted the 60 minute slot between ITV's 9 pm watershed and 10 pm news slot.

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96E97-S25-E4
Cold Reader
Feb-20-2009
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S25-E1
Cold Reader
Feb-20-2009
S26-E4
Cold Reader
Jul-19-2009
Fri-Feb-20-2009A young student is abducted and her mother's psychic advisor approaches the team and claims to be able to trace the girl's whereabouts. As usual, Burke is more than a little sceptical, but when he finds that all leads seem to be going nowhere, he reluctantly attends one of the psychic's shows, becoming unsettled as she tells him things about his father no-one else could know. As a result he begins to wonder if there is more to her than initially meets the eye. * When student Elaine Donohoe goes missing, Clare Vorland, a professed psychic, comes forward to help the police, though Burke is cynical. She claims to have had a vision involving a white van and indeed one is traced, belonging to another girl on Elaine's hockey team, whose brother has a dodgy past. Still not wholly convinced that Clare is genuine, Burke attends one of her meetings where he is shocked to find her disclosing facts from past that she could not logically know. This makes it all the more disturbing when she predicts where Elaine's corpse may be found.

50 minutes.

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97S25-E5
Grass
Apr-30-2009

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Grass
Apr-30-2009
S27-E1
Grass
Dec-24-2009
Thu-Apr-30-2009DI Robbie Ross starts to feel the heat when Thomas Duffy, one of his informants, is brutally murdered, and the word 'grass' daubed in paint at the crime scene. Duffy's name appeared in Ross's contact book - which was stolen by a woman Ross took home with him. Ross knows he must speak up, but before he does, another name from the book turns up dead. Can he solve the case before his career becomes the next casualty? * Robbie meets a one-night stand called Manda but she steals his book containing the names and details of his informants. One of them, Duffy, is found murdered with the word 'Grass' spray-painted next to him. When a second informant is shot dead, Robbie has to enlist Jackie's help to recover his book before there are any more deaths.

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98S25-E6
The Knife Trick
May-07-2009
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The Knife Trick
May-07-2009
S27-E2
The Knife Trick
May-07-2009
Thu-May-07-2009A law professor is accidentally stabbed to death during a training exercise in front of trainee police officers, it initially appears to simply be a tragic accident. But the team discover that the knife was tampered with - the professor has been murdered. There are thirty eye witnesses - but can they reveal the key to finding the killer? * During a reconstruction of a knife crime for trainee police officers, one lecturer, Michael Shearer, accidentally kills another, Alistair Matheson. Matheson had beaten Shearer to promotion and he is certainly suspect, particularly after his daughter Katie attempts suicide and he attempts to get rid of her encoded diary. But then another witness comes forward that she saw a suspicious looking student loitering around Matheson's office before the demonstration. When it is revealed that the knife has been tampered with, it is clear that the charge is murder.

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99S25-E7
So Long Baby
Jul-19-2009
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So Long Baby
Jul-19-2009
S25-E7
So Long Baby
Jul-19-2009
Sun-Jul-19-2009The body of businessman Revie is discovered lying in a pool of blood, and a baby is found abandoned on the doorstep. During the murder investigation, the team discover that the victim was a serial adulterer with a string of women who could have grounds for murder, but the mother of the baby proves elusive. As the rest of the team concentrate on following leads, Robbie has to deal with his own issues as he finds himself getting too attached to the abandoned child. * Robbie finds an abandoned baby on the doorstep of wealthy Jack Revie, who is lying murdered indoors. He was something of a philanderer and his wife Joan claims that she had been to see his mistress whilst a girl called Lisa turns up to say that the baby is hers, fathered by Revie. His son Jamie seems to have been indoors at the time of the murder but he was stoned out of his head and his dodgy friend Davy is on the run, whilst half a million pounds has gone from Jack's account. This is a puzzler indeed for Burke and his team.

Episode numbering conflict.
100S26-E1
Fact and Fiction
Dec-24-2009
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Fact and Fiction
Dec-24-2009
Digiguide has NO ENTRY for this special - Episode 100!Thu-Dec-24-2009Episode 100
A debut crime novel gives a detailed description of a murder which is identical to that of an unsolved case, and the team suspect that the novelist was involved in the crime, launching an investigation. Burke becomes convinced that the writer is the killer, but is exasperated as vital evidence seems always to be beyond his grasp. So begins a cat-and-mouse game between killer and detective, as Burke becomes determined to not let the alleged murderer get away with the crime. * Three years earlier Jimmy Melville's corpse was found floating in a river. His mobile phone was sold on e-bay and at one time had been in the possession of Mark Joffe, a part-time English lecturer and crime writer, whose new novel 'Chaos' describes a murder identical to Melville's. He is an arrogant, evasive interviewee but he once had an affair with an Anne Scoular, to whom he was violent and threatening after she left him for Jimmy Melville. This gives Burke's team an opening, as does the cooperation of an older female colleague spurned by Joffe

Episode numbering conflict.
101S26-E2
I.O.U.
Jul-18-2010
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I.O.U.
Jan-23-2010
S26-E2
IOU
Jan-30-2010
Sun-Jul-18-2010A heavy gambler is murdered at a greyhound track just before his dog came in. DI Ross soon establishes that the race was fixed, but then the bookie's son is killed in the same way. Ross's suspects include the gambler's ex-wife, an ex-lover, the bookie and the trainer. * Bank clerk Craig Williams is murdered at the dog-track,where,for a change,he would have won - forty five grand. Evidence suggests that the race was fixed and the favourite dog nobbled. Had Craig lived he would have claimed his winnings from bookie Niall McShane and his violent son Ged, who threatens the trainer. But then Ged McShane is killed in the same way as Craig. An ex-wife who stood to gain from Craig's life insurance and a married colleague with whom he had a fling while her husband was abroad are now in the frame alongside the bookie and the trainer.

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102S26-E3
Local Hero
Jul-25-2010
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Local Hero
Jan-30-2012
S26-E3
Local Hero
Feb-06-2010
Sun-Jul-25-2010The body of a member of a Community Watch scheme is found hanging in the children's playground. Suspicion falls on the chairman of the scheme, who has killed before, but DS Reid is convinced of his innocence. * Neighbourhood Watch member Kenny Harvey is found slain in the playground at the regenerated Allerdykes Estate, once a cess-pit full of junkies and criminals. Suspicion falls on the lawless Hamilton boys, who were forcibly evicted from the area, largely due to a petition started by Kenny. Jackie is impressed by Harry, the charismatic community leader, mainly responsible for the regeneration but Kenny coveted his job, deeming him too soft, as did another member Jennifer, who is also murdered. Jackie dates Harry, but he admits he changed his name after accidentally killing a man. Is he the murderer? Or will he save her from the real killer?

110 minutes.

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103S26-E4
The Rapture
Aug-01-2010
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The Rapture
Aug-01-2010
S26-E4
The Rapture
Feb-06-2010
Sun-Aug-01-2010When a father and son are found murdered with bibles at their sides, the team is drawn into the world of a strict religious sect. Burke grows increasingly irate as the secretive community closes ranks, refusing to speak to anyone from the outside world. He feels that the group's leader and spokesman, James Hardie, knows more than he is letting on. Meanwhile, Reid investigates the disappearance of the daughter of an old friend and begins to suspect that the two cases are linked. * Edward Muir and his son Luke, members of the austere Triune Family religious group, are brutally murdered with open bibles by the corpses, referring to the Rapture or promise of eternal life. Karen, the young daughter of Jackie's friend Eileen, is also murdered and a bible found by her body. Karen's laptop shows that she was dating Luke Muir, against his religion's rules. The group leader's family come under suspicion when his wife and younger son reveal they want to leave the Triune Family as Luke did and the other son puts up opposition to their wishes.

This is the final episode to feature Colin McCredie as DC Stuart Fraser. Before commencing filming of the next season, McCredie was informed in a phone call that he would not be returning to the role.

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104S27-E1
Bad Medicine
Oct-03-2010
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Bad Medicine
Oct-03-2010
S27-E1
Bad Medicine
Oct-03-2010
Sun-Oct-03-2010When the tortured and mutilated body of newly-qualified junior doctor Scott Clarkson is found in a warehouse, Burke and Reid are mystified as to why he was killed. But the team soon discover that Scott was manufacturing and selling drugs to fund his way through medical school. The case is complicated when two cops from London arrive and reveal that the murder is connected to a drug case down south. Then more deaths occur - can Burke and Casey overcome their reluctance to co-operate with the English officers in order to get to the killer in time? * Newly qualified doctor Scott Clarkson is found tortured and murdered in an empty warehouse. Two London detectives, Moretti and Casey, the latter an old friend of Burke, arrive in Glasgow whilst investigating a similar case, though Jackie and Robbie do not warm to them. Scott's girlfriend Lucy, another medic, is arrested for manufacturing recreational drugs and admits that Scott also made and sold Ecstasy to pay his student fees. Lucy is arrested and commits suicide in custody after a visit from the London policemen. Were Jackie and Robbie right to be suspicious of the visitors' motives?
105S27-E2
Abuse of Trust
Oct-10-2010
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Abuse of Trust
Oct-10-2010
S27-E2
Abuse of Trust
Oct-10-2010
Sun-Oct-10-2010When shipworkers' union leader Will Ramsey is shot dead in the middle of a labour dispute, corporate killing seems the most likely cause. Another union official, Cam Beattie, is in hospital after being wounded in the same attack, but he is unable to recall much of the evening's events or to identify Ramsey's murderer. DI Robbie Ross quizzes union secretary Patrick Carr, who hints at resentment towards Beattie and Ramsey. Meanwhile, Reid uncovers alarming evidence which brings everything into sharp focus. * Coming out of a meeting with employers Seaward Systems over job losses, union activists Cam Beattie and Will Ramsey are shot, in the latter's case fatally. A colleague claims Will was about to disclose "something big" and the Seaward boss tells Burke that he was about to accept a deal with him. Beattie discharges himself from hospital and is attacked again. The workers' clubhouse is torched but union man Patrick Carr admits he only did it to dissuade them from accepting the deal and denies murder. Jackie, however, interviewing Beattie's wife and daughter, uncovers dark family secrets involving incest, pointing to a wholly different set of motives.
106S27-E3
Silent Truth
Oct-17-2010
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Silent Truth
Oct-17-2010
S2-7E5
Silent Truth
Oct-30-2010

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S27-E3
Fresh Kills
Oct-17-2010
Sun-October-17-2010When Iranian refugee Farid Mamood is burned to death, it initially appears that a racially motivated murder has occurred, but Burke is not so sure, and the team uncovers a connection to a local drug dealer. * Reid and Ross investigate when what appears to be a racially motivated murder takes place in a multi-ethnic community. The Mamoods came to live in Glasgow to make a fresh start, but the family are soon rocked to their foundations when their son Farid is found murdered - doused in petrol and allowed to burn to death. Tensions among various groups in the community are clear for all to see, but DC Mita Rahim, drafted in from the Diversity Unit, believes that there is more to the case than appears on the surface. * Farid Mamood,son of an Iranian refugee family is burnt to death in an alley way. Joined by liaison officer Mita Rahim, the team initially discount a racial motive and believe a family member may be hiding something. Then, after Jackie has discovered graffiti relating to Lockerbie, Farid's sister Delkash is also attacked. Another sibling, Yusi, who is gay, also dies after trying to bribe immigration officer Kirkwood into extending the family's stay, putting Kirkwood in the frame along with Iraqi veteran Billy Geddes, who married into the Mamoud family and smug local entrepreneur Keenan, to whom Mamoud Senior was a business rival. Ultimately the motives are indeed racial though the remaining family members still find themselves facing deportation through insufficient grounds for remaining in Glasgow.

Digiguide has an extra episode in its listing: S27-E3 Fresh Kills making their total for series 27 seven instead of six. This is the same episode as their "S2-7E5 Silent Truth", other than the name and first air date.

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107S27-E4
Fallen Angels
Oct-24-2010
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Fallen Angels
Oct-24-2010
S27-E4
Fallen Angels
Oct-24-2010
Sun-Oct-24-2010The team investigate after a PC stumbles upon a shocking scene in a local block of flats. Three children are discovered dead, while another is left fighting for his life - and the children's father is found hanged in the bathroom. The father had been clinically depressed and the team initially believe that he killed his children and himself. Then forensic examination reveals that he died before the children. With him eliminated as a suspect, the team must find a new lead to take them to the murderer, and the investigation takes a sickening turn. * Unemployed depressive Peter Ferguson hangs himself after apparently killing his four children with drug over-doses, though one, Callum, survives. However pathologist Duncan believes that Ferguson died some while before the children. Lou, the widow, was once the baby-sitter for a child who died in her care, whose mother never forgave her. Furthermore Lou was having an affair with work colleague Greg and someone alerted Peter to the fact. And Peter was due to give evidence at a tribunal over his dismissal. The truth, when it comes, is ultimately both simple and shocking, touching even the hard-nosed Burke.
108S27-E5
Bloodsport
Oct-24-2010
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Bloodsport
Oct-30-2010
S27-E6
Bloodsport
Nov-07-2010
Sun-Oct-24-2010When the wife of boxer Noel Cash reports him missing, the team soon realise that his is the body found next to a motorway underpass. As the investigation unfolds it appears that Noel was living a lie, indulging in the dark world of illegal gambling, lap dancing and bare-knuckle fighting. DS Reid comes across internet footage revealing that Noel was competing in a cage fight the night before his death. Knowing that he walked away from the fight alive, the team must track Noel's final steps to discover who killed him. Meanwhile, DI Ross has to face up to some home truths * Noel Cash's battered corpse is found dumped by the motorway. His father Eddie, unaware of his son's fate, complains to the police that the lads from his boxing gym are being lured into cage fighting by shifty Don McGreevy, at whose fight club Robbie is a regular visitor and where Noel boxed to get himself out of debt. Texts on Noel's phone lead to pole dancer Anita, who also worked at the fight club and whose boy-friend, pimp Bomber Dunne, was jealous of her friendship with Noel. When Eddie is also murdered, Burke leans on McGreevy's right hand man, ex-boxer Alamo Higgins, to lead him to the killer.

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109S27-E6
The Ends of Justice
Nov-07-2010
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Ends of Justice
Nov-07-2010
S27-E7
Ends of Justice
Nov-07-2010
Sun-Nov-07-2010When a busker is fatally stabbed in an alley in Glasgow city centre, the newly promoted DI Jackie Reid heads up the investigation. CCTV footage reveals that two prominent local citizens - a gangster and a council member - were in the area at the time of the murder. Then vital information turns up courtesy of two art students who were photographing the alley for a college project - but the most crucial shots seem to have been stolen. Meanwhile, Ross's life begins to unravel and he finds himself under investigation. * Whilst Jackie is celebrating her promotion to inspector Robbie is beating up a pusher in his efforts to wean Katie, a drug addict he has befriended, off heroin. However he is reported, put under investigation and suspended from the investigation into the murder of busker Jacko. CCTV places council official Clark Donovan and gangster Benny Docherty in the area, both photographed together by art student Micky Dawson, taking photographs for a project. Micky is placed in a safe house but shot, due to Robbie's disclosure of his whereabouts to Docherty, who has abducted Katie. When Katie is also killed, Robbie, fuelled by rage, returns to give Jackie a vital piece of information, though Jacko's murderer is revealed to have also been a victim. Docherty is ultimately caged as the team close ranks to save Robbie's job.

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References

1 Taggart documentary on IMDb

2 IMDb

3 BBC News. Rumours persist of Taggart demise. June 26, 2009.

4 Lost Taggart grave identified Retrieved May 19, 2013.

5 Naebody move ... Taggart's old house for sale at £430k - Daily Record Retrieved 4 March 2017.

6 5 bed detached house for sale in Percy Drive, Giffnock, Glasgow, East Renfrewshire G46 - 42832459 - Zoopla Retrieved 4 March 2017.

7 Scottish Brutalism | Institute of Genetics Retrieved August 24, 2015.

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