When a busker is fatally stabbed in the city center, a newly promoted Reid heads up the murder investigation.
The murder of a boxer leads the team into a murky world of cage fighting, illegal gambling and lap dancing; Ross's own gambling addiction is exposed.
Three children and their father are found dead in an apartment.
When Iranian refugee Farid Mamood is burnt to death, it initially appears that a racially motivated murder has occurred, but Burke is not so sure.
When shipworkers' union leader Will Ramsay is shot dead in the middle of a labor dispute, corporate killing is suspected.
When a doctor is found tortured and mutilated in a vacant warehouse, the team discover connections with a drug-trafficking case.
Two members of a religious sect are murdered, but their fellow members seem intent on obstructing the investigation, which angers DCI Burke and only serves to complicate the case.
The body of a member of a Community Watch group is found hanging in the playground; suspicion falls on the chairman of the group, who has killed before, but Reid is convinced of his innocence.
A gambler is murdered at a greyhound track just before his dog comes in; Ross determines that the race was fixed, but then the bookie's son is killed in the same way.
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.
A baby is found abandoned on a doorstep of a retired businessman, who is discovered inside murdered, leading the team to look for a link between the two.
When a law professor is stabbed to death during a training exercise in front of trainee police officers, it initially appears to simply be an accident, but the team discover that the knife was tampered with, and it's really murder.
One of DI Robbie Ross' informants is murdered, leaving Ross to wonder if it's a coincidence that the man's name was in Ross's contact book, which was stolen by a woman he'd taken home with him.
A young student is abducted and Burke is more than sceptic when her mother's psychic adviser approaches the team and claims to be able to trace the girl's whereabouts.
The team is called to a small mining village where two skeletons have been found at an excavation site, their hands entwined and wearing wedding rings.
A Polish security guard working on a building site is shot dead, and hours later a young Polish woman working in a hotel suffers the same fate, leaving Burke and the team to try to connect them.
After giving a lecture on violence against women, a campaigner is found clubbed to death, and the team investigates, with DI Ross becoming particularly committed to the case.
Violent men holding a grudge are at the top of a suspect list when an anti-domestic violence campaigner is viciously bludgeoned to death.
The body of private investigator Andrew MacHendry is discovered at the bottom of a local quarry, while his 2-year old son, Luke, has been left crying in an abandoned car above.
A team of vice cops raids a city center escort agency, arresting the employees.
Ross and Reid investigate a mutilated body discovered on a remote island, but find the inhabitants unwilling to assist.
Ross and Reid investigate a mutilated body discovered on a remote island; they find the inhabitants unwilling to assist.
Matt Burke's father is found dead under suspicious circumstances.
Initial enquiries uncover very little when the decomposing body of a young woman is discovered in her bath, and Ross learns his estranged wife wants to move to Canada.
A helpline center volunteer's suicide is not what it seems when another volunteer is killed; the team investigates the deaths.
When a local activist is found murdered in her flat, the team discovers that her protesting had incurred the wrath of many people and anyone could be the culprit.
A woman is murdered while on her way to a fertility clinic; when her nurse is also killed, the team investigates.
The husband becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a finance group's leader; Reid remains unconvinced as the evidence mounts up.
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.
An out-of-work gambler is found dead in an alley, and is found to have thousands in cash hidden in his apartment.
A research student is found dead in a university science lab after experiencing severe anaphylactic shock.
The body of a missing teenage girl is found near a fairground. Tensions between locals and the show people have already been running high.
A mechanic is found brutally murdered in his garage, but the team is baffled as the crime appears motiveless.
As the team begins to investigate a suspicious death at an army training camp, they find that civilian rules don't apply.
When an attractive young trophy wife is found dead in her home, it sparks suspicion and intrigue around an affluent marina.
On the same day that Burke is shot, another detective's body is found.
A bloodstained leaflet at a crime scene is traced back to a church, but the parish priest denies all knowledge of the victim.
A restaurant critic is murdered; as the team uncovers the details of his last big story, his death looks like part of a conspiracy.
When a young trophy wife is found dead in her home, it sparks suspicion and intrigue around an affluent marina.
The team have a difficult investigation on their hands when the body of a young medical student is found in a park.
DI Ross discovers a body while on a romantic getaway with his new girlfriend.
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.
A taxi driver is found dead in his cab outside the premises of a jeweler.
The team are called to a hospital where a doctor has been attacked by an assailant carrying a lethal syringe of drugs.
When company lawyer Richard Flett is found shot to death, the Taggart team investigate the dead man's business dealings in order to find the culprit.
DCI 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.
Billy McCree is found dead in his workshop and recently-released prisoner Jim Naysmith is the prime suspect for his murder.
A famous horror novelist is found murdered in an alley the morning after a prestigious book launch.
A young man is found shot in a public park, and the only clue to his identity is a library ticket.
Burke is delegated an officer with a working knowledge of race-hate crimes after the stabbing of a Kurdish minicab driver.
When a controversial scientist is blown up in his car, Burke and the team suspect a protest group.
A boxing promoter is found strangled, and while Ross breaks the news to his widow, Burke and Reid interview the previous night's fighters.
A young nurse is found strangled in her home, with no sign of forced entry and two glasses of wine on the table.
DCI Burke and the team are called in to investigate the discovery of a mangled body at a Clyde shipyard.
When a tormented schoolboy is found dead on the grounds of his school, suicide appears to be the cause; however, it soon becomes apparent that his death was no accident.
Ross investigates the case of a dead prostitute found floating in a river.
A simple case of arson at a factory turns into something more sinister when a body is found in the basement of the building; Burke rises to the challenge and uses the case as an opportunity to test his officers.
A 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 assassinated, the Taggart team is brought in.
When a pre-wedding event results in the death of the groom following a parachute jump, the investigation leads to a dance club.
Murder strikes the staff of a struggling football club.
A radio therapist returns home to find his wife electrocuted.
A man is found bleeding to death in the showers of a health club; Ross becomes the subject of a corruption inquiry.
Inspector Jardine's team clash with officers from another station when the body inside a car wreckage is identified as that of a popular police officer.
There are a series of drug-related murders, but the residents are reluctant to talk to the police.
The Taggart team investigate the apparently motiveless murder of a woman thrown from a bridge.
A girl found dead at a spiritualist church is thought to have been struck by lightning, but when her boss is threatened, it seems as though it could have been murder; Jardine receives clues which apparently come from the spirit of Taggart.
Jardine and Reid invistigate a series to killings while at the Crawford Hotel hosting the Strathclyde CID annual dinner.
After a convicted murderer is released from prison, the members of her family begin to die mysteriously.
While Jardine and Reid investigate a bizarre murder at an army camp, new recruit Robbie Ross spends his first day on the Maryhill team at the races with Fraser.
An outwardly respectable escort agency comes under investigation when a young woman is murdered.
The Taggart team tries to connect the murders of three boarding school masters.
The apparently motiveless murder of a businessman leads Reid and Jardine into a web of blackmail and intrigue at a matrimonial agency.
A mystery drug turns a museum security man into a killer.
Jardine, Reid and Fraser try to solve a series of bizarre murders involving members of a religious cult.
Jardine and Reid are called in to investigate a bullion robbery, buried treasure and bitter rivalries when a gangster is found murdered.
Jardine assumes a murder must be the result of a domestic disturbance, until a second killing occurs.
When the chief suspect is cleared of killing an architect, the team carefully reconstructs the crime from start to finish.
Two bodies are found floating in the pool of a glamorous country house.
Hypnosis leads to a young girl drowning in the channel.
Taggart is promoted to acting superintendent when McVitie has a heart attack; Marjorie accuses him of causing her husband's condition.
A man is murdered in what appears to be a satanic ritual killing.
Nominees for a Scottish literature prize are targeted for violence.
A woman's death triggers an investigation into the activities of a fertility clinic.
A minor gang member turns Queen's evidence against his former boss, McLintock, one of Glasgow's most-wanted villains.
Taggart discovers that Barbour's death was not an accident; the body of Kennedy is discovered; Tony and O'Donnell discuss the taxi war.
A 12-year-old believes there is a connection between a cottage in the woods and the murder of his father.
Taggart (Mark McManus) investigates links between names found in Julia's diary.
Taggart unofficially investigates a series of murders at a fashionable health resort.
Taggart suspects a serial rapist known as "the mechanic" in the murder of a research scientist.
Taggart investigates a series of murders.
Taggart concerns himself with a suicide when he discovers one case where all is not what it seems to be.
When two skulls are found on the site of a new bypass, they are linked to the theft of poisonous snakes from a Glasgow research facility.
Taggart (Mark McManus) investigates two murders which have only one thing in common, a Renard key ring.
While investigating a body found in a crushed car, Taggart (Mark McManus) and Jardine (James MacPherson) find a link between the drug world and the art world.
When an elderly man is found murdered in his home, his relatives come under suspicion; Taggart and Jardine hunt for the connection when a similar incident occurs.
The murder of a gypsy woman outside Glasgow is linked to the fatal stabbing of a policeman in London.
When a pro-capital punishment candidate and her agent are murdered, Taggart and Jardine are called to investigate.
Detective Taggart (Mark McManus) travels to the Scottish Highlands to investigate a young girl's death.
Jim Taggart investigates when an unexpected caché of explosives sparks off an apparently unconnected series of killings.
Detective Taggart's (Mark McManus) investigation of a suspicious suicide leads him to the dead woman's family in Germany.
At the Glasgow Garden Festival, Taggart and Jardine investigate the brutal murders of local loansharks.
The suspicious death of a member of Jardine's church youth club leads Taggart into a case of extortion, forgery and murder.
Inspector Taggart (Mark McManus) learns a masseur was stabbed to death before being shot. With Diane Keen, James MacPherson, Iain Anders, Harriet Buchan.
Taggart and Jardine are called in when a charred corpse is discovered; the case takes on a sinister turn when signs of black magic are found.
Taggart investigates an attempted rape by a masked attacker; when the criminal strikes again, he adds murder to his crimes.
A landowner's wife is found strangled in a reservoir; when her husband appears to have skipped the country, Taggart investigates.
Taggart and Livingstone investigate after a woman's severed leg is discovered; a forensic expert declares that the limb has been skillfully amputated.
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 to Scotland to attempt a reconciliation with her husband.
Taggart and Peter Livingstone investigate the murder of a woman when her skeletal remains are discovered years after her husband's conviction.
Glaswegian detective Jim Taggart investigates a series of brutal murders in which women have been strangled with considerable force.