1986 - 2010, Crime, Drama
The Maryhill CID investigates gruesome murders against the bleak backdrop of the city of Glasgow.

Episode Guide

  • Taggart - The Ends of Justice (Season 27 Episode 6)
    Season 27 Episode 6:

    The Ends of Justice

    When a busker is fatally stabbed in the city center, a newly promoted Reid heads up the murder investigation.

  • Taggart - Bloodsport (Season 27 Episode 5)
    Season 27 Episode 5:


    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.

  • Taggart - Fallen Angels (Season 27 Episode 4)
    Season 27 Episode 4:

    Fallen Angels

    Three children and their father are found dead in an apartment.

  • Taggart - Silent Truth (Season 27 Episode 3)
    Season 27 Episode 3:

    Silent Truth

    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.

  • Taggart - Abuse of Trust (Season 27 Episode 2)
    Season 27 Episode 2:

    Abuse of Trust

    When shipworkers' union leader Will Ramsay is shot dead in the middle of a labor dispute, corporate killing is suspected.

  • Taggart - Bad Medicine (Season 27 Episode 1)
    Season 27 Episode 1:

    Bad Medicine

    When a doctor is found tortured and mutilated in a vacant warehouse, the team discover connections with a drug-trafficking case.

  • Taggart - The Rapture (Season 26 Episode 4)
    Season 26 Episode 4:

    The Rapture

    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.

  • Taggart - Local Hero (Season 26 Episode 3)
    Season 26 Episode 3:

    Local Hero

    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.

  • Taggart - IOU (Season 26 Episode 2)
    Season 26 Episode 2:


    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.

  • Taggart - Fact and Fiction (Season 26 Episode 1)
    Season 26 Episode 1:

    Fact and Fiction

    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.

  • Taggart - So Long Baby (Season 25 Episode 7)
    Season 25 Episode 7:

    So Long Baby

    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.

  • Taggart - The Knife Trick (Season 25 Episode 6)
    Season 25 Episode 6:

    The Knife Trick

    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.

  • Taggart - Grass (Season 25 Episode 5)
    Season 25 Episode 5:


    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.

  • Taggart - Cold Reader (Season 25 Episode 4)
    Season 25 Episode 4:

    Cold Reader

    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.

  • Taggart - Crossing the Line (Season 25 Episode 3)
    Season 25 Episode 3:

    Crossing the Line

    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.

  • Taggart - Homesick (Season 25 Episode 2)
    Season 25 Episode 2:


    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.

  • Taggart - Safer (Season 25 Episode 1)
    Season 25 Episode 1:


    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.

  • Taggart - Safer (Season 25 Episode 1)
    Season 25 Episode 1:


    Violent men holding a grudge are at the top of a suspect list when an anti-domestic violence campaigner is viciously bludgeoned to death.

  • Taggart - Point of Light (Season 24 Episode 5)
    Season 24 Episode 5:

    Point of Light

    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.

  • Taggart - A Study in Murder (Season 24 Episode 4)
    Season 24 Episode 4:

    A Study in Murder

  • Taggart - Trust (Season 24 Episode 3)
    Season 24 Episode 3:


    A team of vice cops raids a city center escort agency, arresting the employees.

  • Taggart - Island (Season 24 Episode 3)
    Season 24 Episode 3:


    Ross and Reid investigate a mutilated body discovered on a remote island, but find the inhabitants unwilling to assist.

  • Taggart - Island (Season 24 Episode 2)
    Season 24 Episode 2:


    Ross and Reid investigate a mutilated body discovered on a remote island; they find the inhabitants unwilling to assist.

  • Taggart - Judgement Day (Season 24 Episode 1)
    Season 24 Episode 1:

    Judgement Day

    Matt Burke's father is found dead under suspicious circumstances.

  • Taggart - The Caring Game (Season 23 Episode 8)
    Season 23 Episode 8:

    The Caring Game

    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.

  • Taggart - Lifeline (Season 23 Episode 7)
    Season 23 Episode 7:


    A helpline center volunteer's suicide is not what it seems when another volunteer is killed; the team investigates the deaths.

  • Taggart - Tenement (Season 23 Episode 3)
    Season 23 Episode 3:


    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.

  • Taggart - Genesis (Season 23 Episode 1)
    Season 23 Episode 1:


    A woman is murdered while on her way to a fertility clinic; when her nurse is also killed, the team investigates.

  • Taggart - Pinnacle (Season 22 Episode 4)
    Season 22 Episode 4:


    The husband becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a finance group's leader; Reid remains unconvinced as the evidence mounts up.

  • Taggart - The Thirteenth Step (Season 22 Episode 2)
    Season 22 Episode 2:

    The Thirteenth Step

    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.

  • Taggart - Users and Losers (Season 22 Episode 1)
    Season 22 Episode 1:

    Users and Losers

    An out-of-work gambler is found dead in an alley, and is found to have thousands in cash hidden in his apartment.

  • Taggart - The Best and the Brightest (Season 21 Episode 9)
    Season 21 Episode 9:

    The Best and the Brightest

    A research student is found dead in a university science lab after experiencing severe anaphylactic shock.

  • Taggart - Law (Season 21 Episode 8)
    Season 21 Episode 8:


    The body of a missing teenage girl is found near a fairground. Tensions between locals and the show people have already been running high.

  • Taggart - Dead Man Walking (Season 21 Episode 7)
    Season 21 Episode 7:

    Dead Man Walking

    A mechanic is found brutally murdered in his garage, but the team is baffled as the crime appears motiveless.

  • Taggart - Do or Die (Season 21 Episode 6)
    Season 21 Episode 6:

    Do or Die

    As the team begins to investigate a suspicious death at an army training camp, they find that civilian rules don't apply.

  • Taggart - Cause to Kill (Season 21 Episode 5)
    Season 21 Episode 5:

    Cause to Kill

    When an attractive young trophy wife is found dead in her home, it sparks suspicion and intrigue around an affluent marina.

  • Taggart - Running Out of Time (Season 21 Episode 4)
    Season 21 Episode 4:

    Running Out of Time

    On the same day that Burke is shot, another detective's body is found.

  • Taggart - A Death Foretold (Season 21 Episode 3)
    Season 21 Episode 3:

    A Death Foretold

    A bloodstained leaflet at a crime scene is traced back to a church, but the parish priest denies all knowledge of the victim.

  • Taggart - A Taste of Money (Season 21 Episode 2)
    Season 21 Episode 2:

    A Taste of Money

    A restaurant critic is murdered; as the team uncovers the details of his last big story, his death looks like part of a conspiracy.

  • Taggart - Cause and Effect (Season 21 Episode 1)
    Season 21 Episode 1:

    Cause and Effect

    When a young trophy wife is found dead in her home, it sparks suspicion and intrigue around an affluent marina.

  • Taggart - Mind Over Matter (Season 20 Episode 9)
    Season 20 Episode 9:

    Mind Over Matter

    The team have a difficult investigation on their hands when the body of a young medical student is found in a park.

  • Taggart - In Camera (Season 20 Episode 8)
    Season 20 Episode 8:

    In Camera

    DI Ross discovers a body while on a romantic getaway with his new girlfriend.

  • Taggart - The Ties That Bind (Season 20 Episode 7)
    Season 20 Episode 7:

    The Ties That Bind

    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.

  • Taggart - The Wages of Sin (Season 20 Episode 6)
    Season 20 Episode 6:

    The Wages of Sin

    A taxi driver is found dead in his cab outside the premises of a jeweler.

  • Taggart - Puppet on a String (Season 20 Episode 5)
    Season 20 Episode 5:

    Puppet on a String

    The team are called to a hospital where a doctor has been attacked by an assailant carrying a lethal syringe of drugs.

  • Taggart - Saints and Sinners (Season 20 Episode 4)
    Season 20 Episode 4:

    Saints and Sinners

    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.

  • Taggart - Compensation (Season 20 Episode 3)
    Season 20 Episode 3:


    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.

  • Taggart - Atonement (Season 20 Episode 2)
    Season 20 Episode 2:


    Billy McCree is found dead in his workshop and recently-released prisoner Jim Naysmith is the prime suspect for his murder.

  • Taggart - Penthouse and Pavement (Season 20 Episode 1)
    Season 20 Episode 1:

    Penthouse and Pavement

    A famous horror novelist is found murdered in an alley the morning after a prestigious book launch.

  • Taggart - Halfway House (Season 19 Episode 6)
    Season 19 Episode 6:

    Halfway House

    A young man is found shot in a public park, and the only clue to his identity is a library ticket.

  • Taggart - Bad Blood (Season 19 Episode 5)
    Season 19 Episode 5:

    Bad Blood

    Burke is delegated an officer with a working knowledge of race-hate crimes after the stabbing of a Kurdish minicab driver.

  • Taggart - New Life (Season 19 Episode 4)
    Season 19 Episode 4:

    New Life

    When a controversial scientist is blown up in his car, Burke and the team suspect a protest group.

  • Taggart - Blood Money (Season 19 Episode 3)
    Season 19 Episode 3:

    Blood Money

    A boxing promoter is found strangled, and while Ross breaks the news to his widow, Burke and Reid interview the previous night's fighters.

  • Taggart - Fade to Black (Season 19 Episode 2)
    Season 19 Episode 2:

    Fade to Black

    A young nurse is found strangled in her home, with no sign of forced entry and two glasses of wine on the table.

  • Taggart - Hardman (Season 19 Episode 1)
    Season 19 Episode 1:


    DCI Burke and the team are called in to investigate the discovery of a mangled body at a Clyde shipyard.

  • Taggart - The Friday Event: Part Two (Season 18 Episode 4)
    Season 18 Episode 4:

    The Friday Event: Part Two

    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.

  • Taggart - The Friday Event (Season 18 Episode 4)
    Season 18 Episode 4:

    The Friday Event

  • Taggart - Watertight (Season 18 Episode 3)
    Season 18 Episode 3:


    Ross investigates the case of a dead prostitute found floating in a river.

  • Taggart - Fire, Burn (Season 18 Episode 2)
    Season 18 Episode 2:

    Fire, Burn

    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.

  • Taggart - Death Trap (Season 18 Episode 1)
    Season 18 Episode 1:

    Death Trap

    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.

  • Taggart - Falling in Love (Season 17 Episode 5)
    Season 17 Episode 5:

    Falling in Love

    When a pre-wedding event results in the death of the groom following a parachute jump, the investigation leads to a dance club.

  • Taggart - Football Crazy (Season 17 Episode 4)
    Season 17 Episode 4:

    Football Crazy

    Murder strikes the staff of a struggling football club.

  • Taggart - Wavelength (Season 17 Episode 3)
    Season 17 Episode 3:


    A radio therapist returns home to find his wife electrocuted.

  • Taggart - Skin Deep (Season 17 Episode 2)
    Season 17 Episode 2:

    Skin Deep

    A man is found bleeding to death in the showers of a health club; Ross becomes the subject of a corruption inquiry.

  • Taggart - Ghost Rider (Season 17 Episode 1)
    Season 17 Episode 1:

    Ghost Rider

    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.

  • Taggart - For Their Sins (Season 16 Episode 4)
    Season 16 Episode 4:

    For Their Sins

    There are a series of drug-related murders, but the residents are reluctant to talk to the police.

  • Taggart - A Fist Full of Chips (Season 16 Episode 2)
    Season 16 Episode 2:

    A Fist Full of Chips

    The Taggart team investigate the apparently motiveless murder of a woman thrown from a bridge.

  • Taggart - Fearful Lightning (Season 16 Episode 2)
    Season 16 Episode 2:

    Fearful Lightning

    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.

  • Taggart - Long Time Dead (Season 16 Episode 1)
    Season 16 Episode 1:

    Long Time Dead

    Jardine and Reid invistigate a series to killings while at the Crawford Hotel hosting the Strathclyde CID annual dinner.

  • Taggart - Blood Lines (Season 15 Episode 2)
    Season 15 Episode 2:

    Blood Lines

    After a convicted murderer is released from prison, the members of her family begin to die mysteriously.

  • Taggart - A Few Bad Men (Season 15 Episode 1)
    Season 15 Episode 1:

    A Few Bad Men

    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.

  • Taggart - Dead Reckoning (Season 14 Episode 3)
    Season 14 Episode 3:

    Dead Reckoning

    An outwardly respectable escort agency comes under investigation when a young woman is murdered.

  • Taggart - Out of Bounds (Season 14 Episode 2)
    Season 14 Episode 2:

    Out of Bounds

    The Taggart team tries to connect the murders of three boarding school masters.

  • Taggart - Babushka (Season 14 Episode 1)
    Season 14 Episode 1:


    The apparently motiveless murder of a businessman leads Reid and Jardine into a web of blackmail and intrigue at a matrimonial agency.

  • Taggart - Berserker (Season 13 Episode 3)
    Season 13 Episode 3:


    A mystery drug turns a museum security man into a killer.

  • Taggart - Apocalypse (Season 13 Episode 2)
    Season 13 Episode 2:


    Jardine, Reid and Fraser try to solve a series of bizarre murders involving members of a religious cult.

  • Taggart - Dead Man's Chest (Season 13 Episode 1)
    Season 13 Episode 1:

    Dead Man's Chest

    Jardine and Reid are called in to investigate a bullion robbery, buried treasure and bitter rivalries when a gangster is found murdered.

  • Taggart - Angel Eyes (Season 12 Episode 3)
    Season 12 Episode 3:

    Angel Eyes

    Jardine assumes a murder must be the result of a domestic disturbance, until a second killing occurs.

  • Taggart - Devil's Advocate (Season 12 Episode 2)
    Season 12 Episode 2:

    Devil's Advocate

    When the chief suspect is cleared of killing an architect, the team carefully reconstructs the crime from start to finish.

  • Taggart - Legends (Season 12 Episode 1)
    Season 12 Episode 1:


    Two bodies are found floating in the pool of a glamorous country house.

  • Taggart - Black Orchid (Season 11 Episode 3)
    Season 11 Episode 3:

    Black Orchid

    Hypnosis leads to a young girl drowning in the channel.

  • Taggart - Prayer for the Dead (Season 11 Episode 2)
    Season 11 Episode 2:

    Prayer for the Dead

    Taggart is promoted to acting superintendent when McVitie has a heart attack; Marjorie accuses him of causing her husband's condition.

  • Taggart - Hellfire (Season 11 Episode 1)
    Season 11 Episode 1:


    A man is murdered in what appears to be a satanic ritual killing.

  • Taggart - Secrets (Season 10 Episode 3)
    Season 10 Episode 3:


    Nominees for a Scottish literature prize are targeted for violence.

  • Taggart - Forbidden Fruit (Season 10 Episode 2)
    Season 10 Episode 2:

    Forbidden Fruit

    A woman's death triggers an investigation into the activities of a fertility clinic.

  • Taggart - Instrument of Justice (Season 10 Episode 1)
    Season 10 Episode 1:

    Instrument of Justice

    A minor gang member turns Queen's evidence against his former boss, McLintock, one of Glasgow's most-wanted villains.

  • Taggart - Death Without Dishonour (Season 9 Episode 3)
    Season 9 Episode 3:

    Death Without Dishonour

    Taggart discovers that Barbour's death was not an accident; the body of Kennedy is discovered; Tony and O'Donnell discuss the taxi war.

  • Taggart - Gingerbread (Season 9 Episode 2)
    Season 9 Episode 2:


    A 12-year-old believes there is a connection between a cottage in the woods and the murder of his father.

  • Taggart - Death Benefits (Season 9 Episode 1)
    Season 9 Episode 1:

    Death Benefits

    Taggart (Mark McManus) investigates links between names found in Julia's diary.

  • Taggart - Fatal Inheritance (Season 8 Episode 3)
    Season 8 Episode 3:

    Fatal Inheritance

    Taggart unofficially investigates a series of murders at a fashionable health resort.

  • Taggart - Ring of Deceit (Season 8 Episode 2)
    Season 8 Episode 2:

    Ring of Deceit

    Taggart suspects a serial rapist known as "the mechanic" in the murder of a research scientist.

  • Taggart - The Hit Man (Season 8 Episode 1)
    Season 8 Episode 1:

    The Hit Man

    Taggart investigates a series of murders.

  • Taggart - Double Exposure (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Double Exposure

    Taggart concerns himself with a suicide when he discovers one case where all is not what it seems to be.

  • Taggart - Nest of Vipers (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Nest of Vipers

    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 - Violent Delights (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Violent Delights

    Taggart (Mark McManus) investigates two murders which have only one thing in common, a Renard key ring.

  • Taggart - Rogues' Gallery (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Rogues' Gallery

    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.

  • Taggart - Death Comes Softly (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Death Comes Softly

    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.

  • Taggart - Evil Eye (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Evil Eye

    The murder of a gypsy woman outside Glasgow is linked to the fatal stabbing of a policeman in London.

  • Taggart - Hostile Witness (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Hostile Witness

    When a pro-capital punishment candidate and her agent are murdered, Taggart and Jardine are called to investigate.

  • Taggart - Love Knot (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Love Knot

    Detective Taggart (Mark McManus) travels to the Scottish Highlands to investigate a young girl's death.

  • Taggart - Flesh and Blood (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Flesh and Blood

    Jim Taggart investigates when an unexpected caché of explosives sparks off an apparently unconnected series of killings.

  • Taggart - Double Jeopardy (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Double Jeopardy

    Detective Taggart's (Mark McManus) investigation of a suspicious suicide leads him to the dead woman's family in Germany.

  • Taggart - Root of Evil (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Root of Evil

    At the Glasgow Garden Festival, Taggart and Jardine investigate the brutal murders of local loansharks.

  • Taggart - Dead Giveaway (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Dead Giveaway

    The suspicious death of a member of Jardine's church youth club leads Taggart into a case of extortion, forgery and murder.

  • Taggart - Cold Blood (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Cold Blood

    Inspector Taggart (Mark McManus) learns a masseur was stabbed to death before being shot. With Diane Keen, James MacPherson, Iain Anders, Harriet Buchan.

  • Taggart - Funeral Rites (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Funeral Rites

    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 - The Killing Philosophy (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Killing Philosophy

    Taggart investigates an attempted rape by a masked attacker; when the criminal strikes again, he adds murder to his crimes.

  • Taggart - Death Call (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Death Call

    A landowner's wife is found strangled in a reservoir; when her husband appears to have skipped the country, Taggart investigates.

  • Taggart - Knife Edge (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Knife Edge

    Taggart and Livingstone investigate after a woman's severed leg is discovered; a forensic expert declares that the limb has been skillfully amputated.

  • Taggart - Murder in Season (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Murder in Season

    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 - Dead Ringer (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Dead Ringer

    Taggart and Peter Livingstone investigate the murder of a woman when her skeletal remains are discovered years after her husband's conviction.

  • Taggart - Killer (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:


    Glaswegian detective Jim Taggart investigates a series of brutal murders in which women have been strangled with considerable force.