TAGGART, SET TWO
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The world’s longest continually running police drama
A hard-driving cop drama with a hard-edged Scottish burr, Taggart deals in a world of prostitutes, drug dealers, crime lords, and killers. In eight tightly crafted episodes, a team of Glasgow detectives use their collective wits and street smarts to tackle murder in this very tough town. Sometimes that means taking on hardened crime bosses, sometimes innocent victims with years to plot their revenge. Each time it means getting inside the mind of murderers--how they think, how they act, how they kill.
With its deadpan humor, sordid setting, and "witty scripts rich with Glasgow patter" (The Guardian, U.K.), this quintessentially Scottish series has won universal appeal. Starring Blythe Duff, John Michie (To Walk with Lions), Alex Norton (Patriot Games), and Colin McCredie.
Top Customer Reviews
The episodes ask us to re-evaluate our opinions on quite a few fronts: family, self-worth, the value of human life, sexism in the work place, the effects of our actions on our children, and vengeance, just to name a few.
Bored of re-runs or wishing you could watch episodes that fleshed things out more than the average 42 minutes of American running time? Taggart is a good start!
The Glasgow brogue is heavenly heavy; like that in another Scottish series: Monarch of the Glen.
Aye, if i' wasne fer mud'ar, there'd no be da wee inves'igatin'. Ya cannae no love it.
SUBTITLES are there to help the hearing impaired AND assists the accent-challenged (like me).
A lasting experienced cast is in this set of 8 70-minute episodes from 2004.
DS Jackie Reid (Blythe Duff) is the female team member. DC Stuart Fraser (Colin McCredie) the young cop. DI Robbie Ross (John Michie) good looking ladies' man. DCI Matt Burke (Alex Norton-"Murphy's Law" Capt Bellamy in "Pirates of the Caribean: Dead Man's Chest") the boss. These first 4 represent a total of 8 decades with this shop. Then there is the forensic expert, Gemma (Lesley Harcourt) who wears low necklines barely able to contain themselves.
DVD set is unrated BUT.....episodes contain foul language, blood, violence, sexual content, drug use...NOT FOR CHILDREN or the sensitive or squeamish. It is sinister, tough, big-city Glasgow, dark, grim/ghastly crime were seeing here. Maybe too strong for some.
Episodes details without spoilers (for those liking the long reviews):
1 Penthouse and Pavement...A novelist and ladies-of-the-night are murdered. What or who's the common link?
2 Atonement...A woodworker looses a hand and life. Multiple suspects with motive create a huge question.
3 Compensation...Murder by arson but who? Developer? Farmer? Pigs?
4 Saints and Sinners...A senior lawyer is assassinated. But who cares? Somebody does!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wish they had continued with series. Story lines were excellent. Cast of chapters very believable. Sometimes it was a little intense but done well.Published on June 7, 2013 by Paul Burns
I can't wait for series 5. Series one through four were one of the best drama's I have seen in a long time. They were just well written and the acting was great.Published on January 23, 2012 by lovelylady21