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Episode Guide

NB: VHS episodes of Taggart that were released are now hard to find 

Episodes marked with a police flashing light contain further info/pictures or full episode reviews.  click on the

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No.

Episode Title

1st Televised UK

Cast

Further Information

0.

KILLER

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Lawrence Moody

Producer - Robert Love

6,13,20 September

 

1983

Mark McManus

Neil Duncan

Robert Robertson

Tom Watson

This was the pilot episode.

Available on VHS and DVD

1.

DEAD RINGER

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Lawrence Moody

Producer - Robert Love

2,9,16 July

 

1985

Mark McManus

Neil Duncan

Robert Robertson

Tom Watson

Available on VHS and DVD

Cast List

2.

MURDER IN SEASON

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Peter Barber-Fleming

Producer - Robert Love

23,30 July & 6 August

1985

Mark McManus

Neil Duncan

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

Available on VHS and DVD.

This episode was also released in book form.  No longer available from new

Cast List

3.

KNIFE EDGE

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Haldane Duncan

Producer - Robert Love

24 February & 3,10 March

1986

Mark McManus

Neil Duncan

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

Available on DVD 2006

Alex Norton played George Bryce the butcher

4.

DEATH CALL

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Haldane Duncan

Exec Producer - Robert Love

2,9,16 September

 

1986

Mark McManus

Neil Duncan

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

Stuart Hepburn appeared as DS Forfar

Cast List

5.

KILLING PHILOSOPHY

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Haldane Duncan

Producer - Robert Love

15,22,29 April

 

1987

Mark McManus

Neil Duncan

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

James Macpherson joins the cast as Jardine

Cast List

6.

FUNERAL RITES

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Alan Macmillan

Producer - Robert Love

9,16,23 September

 

1987

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Available on VHS and DVD

Cast List

7.

COLD BLOOD

See Review

31 December

1987

See Review

Available on VHS and DVD

Full Episode Review

8.

DEAD GIVEAWAY

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Alan Macmillan

Exec Producer - Robert Love

7,14,21 September

1988

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Available on VHS and DVD

9.

ROOT OF EVIL

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Peter Barber-Fleming

Exec Producer - Robert Love

28 September & 5,12 October

1988

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Available on VHS and DVD

This episode was filmed at Glasgow Garden Festival

10.

DOUBLE JEOPARDY

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Jim McCann

Exec Producer - Robert Love

30 December

1988

 

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Available on VHS and DVD

11.

FLESH AND BLOOD

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Alan Macmillan

Producer - Robert Love

5,12,19 September

1989

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

To be released on DVD 2006

12.

LOVE KNOT

See Review

1 January

1990

See Review

Available on VHS and DVD

Full Episode Review

13.

HOSTILE WITNESS

Writer - Glenn Chandler/Stuart Hepburn

Director - Haldane Duncan

Producer - Robert Love

22 February & 1.8 March

1990

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Available on VHS and DVD

This episode won the Scottish BAFTA for best drama

14.

EVIL EYE

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Haldane Duncan

Exec Producer - Robert Love

4,11,18 September

1990

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Available on VHS and DVD

15.

DEATH COMES SOFTLY

Writer - Glenn Chandler/Julian Jones

Director - Lawrence Moody

Exec Producer - Robert Love

3,10,17 December

1990

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Available on VHS and to be released on DVD 2006

Blythe Duff joins cast as WPC Reid

16.

ROGUES GALLERY

Writer - Stuart Hepburn

Director - Alan Macmillan

Producer - Robert Love

31 December

1990

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Available on VHS and DVD

Reid seconded to CID

17.

NEST OF VIPERS

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Graham Theakston

Producer - Robert Love

9,16,23 January

1992

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Available on VHS and to be released on DVD in 2006

This is the infamous episode where the killer uses snakes to murder the victims

18.

DOUBLE EXPOSURE

Writer - Stuart Hepburn

Director - Gordon Flemyng

Exec Producer - Robert Love

30 January & 6,13 February

1992

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Episode to be released on DVD 2006

19.

VIOLENT DELIGHTS

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Alan Macmillan

Producer - Robert Love

1 January

1992

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Available on VHS and DVD

This episode was watched by 18.3 million viewers

20.

THE HIT MAN

Writer - John Milne

Director - Mary McMurray

Producer - Robert Love

17,24 September & 1 October

1992

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

To be released on DVD in 2006

21.

FATAL INHERITANCE

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Alan Macmillan

Exec Producer - Robert Love

1 January

 

1993

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Available on VHS and DVD

 

Press Photo

 

22.

RING OF DECEIT

Writer - Stuart Hepburn

Director - Mike Vardy

Exec Producer - Robert Love

8,15,22 October

1992

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

23.

DEATH BENEFITS

Writer - Barry Appleton

Director - Alan Bell

Exec Producer - Robert Love

16,23 February & 2 March

1993

Mark McManus

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Available on VHS and DVD

NB: Robert Robertson does not appear in this episode

24.

GINGERBREAD

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Sarah Hellings

Exec Producer - Robert Love

20,27 April & 4 May

1993

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Available on VHS and DVD

Press Photo

25.

DEATH WITHOUT DISHONOUR

Writer - Barry Appleton

Director - Alan Macmillan

Exec Producer - Robert Love

11,18,25 May

1993

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

To be released on DVD in 2006.

Press Photo

26.

INSTRUMENT OF JUSTICE

Writer - Russell Lewis

Director - Richard Holthouse

Exec Producer - Robert Love

3,7,14 September

1993

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Available on VHS and DVD

27.

SECRETS

Writer - Stuart Hepburn

Director - Marcus D.F White

Producer - Robert Love

6,13,20 October

1994

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Gray O'Brien

To be released on DVD in 2006

Gray O'Brien joins cast as DC Rob Gibson.

 

28.

FORBIDDEN FRUIT

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Mike Vardy

Producer - Robert Love

1 January

1994

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Gray O'Brien

Available on VHS and DVD.

Episode based on a true story

29.

PRAYER FOR THE DEAD

Writer - Barry Appleton

Director - Richard Holthouse

Exec Producer - Robert Love

11,18,25 January

 

1995

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Gray O'Brien

Available on VHS and DVD

This episode and 'Hellfire' were Mark McManus' last episodes as Jim Taggart.  Mark died on 6th June 1994.

30.

HELLFIRE

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Marcus D.F White

Producer - Robert Love

27 October

1994

Mark McManus

Robert Robertson

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Gray O'Brien

Available on VHS and DVD.

Julian Glover stood in for Iain Anders who was ill.

31.

LEGENDS

Writer - Barry Appleton

Director - Alan Macmillan

Exec Producer - Robert Love

26 October & 2,9 November

1995

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

To be released on DVD in 2006.

Despite the date this episode was filmed after 'Black Orchid'

32.

BLACK ORCHID

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Richard Holthouse

Producer - Robert Love

25 February

1995

Robert Robertson

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

Available on VHS and DVD

Jim Taggart's Funeral

Colin McCredie joins the cast as DC Fraser

Iain Anders misses episode due to illness

33.

DEVILS ADVOCATE

Writer - Richard Maher

Director - Marcus D.F White

Exec Producer - Robert Love

4,11,18 January

1996

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

Available on VHS and DVD

34.

ANGEL EYES

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Marcus DF White

Producer - Robert Love

 

21 March

1996

 

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

To be released on DVD in 2006.

Fraser announces that he's gay

35.

DEAD MAN'S CHEST

Writer - Richard Maher

Director - Alan Macmillan

Producer - Robert Love

19,26 September &3 October

1996

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

To be released on DVD in 2006

36.

APOCALYPSE

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Marcus DF White

Exec Producer - Robert Love

9,16,23 January

1997

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

Available on VHS and DVD

37.

BABUSHKA

Writer - Robert Smith

Director - Derek Lister

Exec Producer - Robert Love

4,11,18 September

1997

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

Available on VHS and DVD

38.

BESERKER

Writer - Phil Ford

Director - Richard Holthouse

Exec Producer - Robert Love

1,8,15 January

1998

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

Available on VHS and DVD

39.

OUT OF BOUNDS

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Sarah Hellings

Exec Producer - Robert Love

1 March

1998

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

Available on VHS and DVD

40.

DEAD RECKONING

Writer - Richard Maher

Director - Alan Macmillan

Exec Producer - Robert Love

15,22,29 July

1998

Robert Robertson

Iain Anders

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

Available on VHS and DVD.

Note.  This was Iain Anders last episode as McVitie

41.

A FEW BAD MEN

Writer - Julian Spilsbury

Director - Richard Holthouse

Exec Producer - Phiip Hinchcliffe

& Robert Love 

8,15,22 October

 

1998

Robert Robertson

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

To be released on DVD in 2006.  Previously released on VHS - now deleted

John Michie joins cast as DI Ross

42.

LONG TIME DEAD

Writer - Steve Griffiths

Director - Danny Miller

Exec Producer - Philip Hinchcliffe

1 November

1999

Robert Robertson

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

To be released on DVD in 2006.  Previously released on VHS - now deleted

43.

BLOODLINES

Writer - Glenn Chandler

Director - Alan Macmillan

Exec Producer - Philip Hinchcliffe

16 January

1999

Robert Robertson

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

To be released on DVD in 2006.  Previously released on VHS - now deleted

44.

FOR THEIR SINS

Writer - Danny McCahon

Director - Danny Miller

Exec Producer - Philip Hinchcliffe

21 November

1999

Robert Robertson

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Available on VHS and DVD

45.

A FISTFUL OF CHIPS

Writer - Mark Greig

Director - Alan Macmillan

Exec Producer - Philip Hinchcliffe

 

7 September

1999

Robert Robertson

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Available on VHS and DVD

46.

FEARFUL LIGHTNING

Writer - Steve Griffiths

Director - Michael Brayshaw

Exec Producer - Philip Hinchcliffe

21 October

1999

Robert Robertson

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Available on VHS and DVD

47.

GHOST RIDER

Writer - Richard Maher

Director - Michael Brayshaw

Exec Producer - Philip Hinchcliffe

November

1999

Robert Robertson

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Available on VHS and DVD

48.

SKIN DEEP

Writer - Nick Doughty

Director - Michael Brayshaw

Exec Producer - Philip Hinchcliffe

October

2000

Robert Robertson

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Available on VHS and DVD

49.

WAVELENGTH

Writer - Mark Greig

Director - Danny Miller

Exec Producer - Philip Hinchcliffe

November

2000

Robert Robertson

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Available on VHS and DVD

50.

FOOTBALL CRAZY

Writer - Peter Mills

Director - Ian Knox

Exec Producer - Philip Hinchcliffe

December

2000

Robert Robertson

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Available on VHS and DVD

51.

FALLING IN LOVE

Writer - John Milne/Brian McGill

Director - Danny Miller

Exec Producer - Philip Hinchcliffe

December

2000

Robert Robertson

James Macpherson

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Available on VHS and DVD.

Robert Robertson's last episode as Dr Andrews.  DS Reid gets married

52.

DEATH TRAP

See Review

December

2001

See Review Available on VHS and DVD

Full Episode Review

53.

FIRE, BURN

Writer - John Brown

Director - Mike Alexander

Exec Producer - Eric Coulter

January

2002

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

Anne Marie Timoney

Available on VHS and DVD

54.

WATERTIGHT

See Review

January

 2002

See Review

Available on VHS and DVD

Full Episode Review

55.

THE FRIDAY EVENT

Writer - Anne Marie Di Mambro/Stuart Hepburn

Director - Ian Madden

Exec Producer - Eric Coulter

July

 2002

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

Anne Marie Timoney

Available on VHS and DVD

56.

HARD MAN

See Review

December

2002

See Review Available on DVD

Full Episode Review

57.

FADE TO BLACK

See Review

December

2002

See Review Available on DVD

Full Episode Review

58.

BLOOD MONEY

See Review

December

2002

See Review Available on DVD

Full Episode Review

59.

NEW LIFE

See Review

January

2003

See Review Available on DVD

Full Episode Review

60.

BAD BLOOD

See Review

January

 2003

See Review Available on DVD

Full Episode Review

61.

HALF-WAY HOUSE

See Review

January

2003

See Review Available on DVD

Full Episode Review

62.

AN EYE FOR AN EYE

See Review

January

 2003

See Review Available on DVD

Full Episode Review

63.

PENTHOUSE & PAVEMENT

See Review

October

 2003

See Review Available on DVD

Full Episode Review

64.

ATONEMENT

See Review

December

 2003

See Review Available on DVD

Full Episode Review

65.

COMPENSATION

See Review

April

 2004

See Review Available on DVD

Full Episode Review

66.

SAINTS & SINNERS

 

30 December

2004

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

Lesley Harcourt

Available on DVD

67.

PUPPET ON A STRING 6 January

2005

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

Lesley Harcourt

Available on DVD

68.

THE WAGES OF SIN

13 January

2005

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

Lesley Harcourt

Available on DVD

Behind The Scenes

69.

THE TIES THAT BIND

20 January

2005

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

Lesley Harcourt

Available on DVD

70.

IN CAMERA

27 January

2005

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

Lesley Harcourt

Available on DVD

71.

MIND OVER MATTER

3 February

2005

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

Lesley Harcourt

Available on DVD

Behind The Scenes

Picture - click here

72.

CAUSE & EFFECT September

2005

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

Available on DVD

73.

A TASTE OF MONEY

September

 2005

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

Available on DVD

Behind The Scenes

74.

A DEATH FORETOLD

Writer - John Brown

September

2005

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

Available on DVD

75.

DO OR DIE

9 December

2005

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

This episode was shown out of sequence due to news events at the time
76. RUNNING OUT OF TIME

4 November

2005

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

Available on DVD

77.

CAUSE TO KILL

11 November

2005

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

Available on DVD

78.

DEAD MAN WALKING

16 December

2005

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

 
79. LAW

22 March

2006

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

 

80.

BEST & BRIGHTEST

29 March

2006

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

 

81.

USERS & LOSERS 03 January

2007

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

 

82.

THE THIRTEENTH STEP 17th January

2007

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

 

83.

TENEMENT 30th April 2007

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

 

84.

PINNACLE 4th July 2007

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

 

85.

GENESIS 8th Jan 2008

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

 

86.

THE CARING GAME 14th November 2008

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

 

87.

LIFELINE 30th December 2008

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

 

88.

JUDGEMENT DAY 15th January 2008

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

 

89.

ISLAND 27th February 2008

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

 

90.

TRUST 21st April 2008

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

 

91.

A STUDY OF MURDER 1st May 2008

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

 

92.

POINT OF LIGHT 5th June 2008

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

 

93.

SAFER 3rd November 2008

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

 

94.

HOMESICK 8th December 2008

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton

 

95.

CROSSING THE LINE 15th December 2008

Blythe Duff

Colin McCredie

John Michie

Alex Norton