In the first ever episode, DCI Taggart is joined by DS Peter Livingstone to investigate a series of murders. The female victims have all had clumps of their hair removed. First broadcast 06/09/1983
A murder case which Taggart apparently solved years before resurfaces and takes a turn for the worse when the victim’s nine month old nephew is kidnapped. First Broadcast 02/07/1985
Taggart is called in when the mistress of a world famous opera singer’s estranged husband is found dead shortly after she returns to Glasgow to try and reconcile with him. First Broadcast 23/07/1985
Detective Chief Inspector Jim Taggart and Detective Sergeant Peter Livingstone work together on a new murder case which starts with the discovery of a woman’s severed leg. First Broadcast 24/02/1986
Taggart is 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. First Broadcast 02/09/1986
Taggart is accompanied by new sidekick DC Jardine on the case of a series of increasingly violent attacks. Could it be the work of ‘The Bowman’? First broadcast 15/04/1987
A charred corpse and a missing teenage girl set Taggart and Jardine on the hunt for a ruthless killer. It appears there may be some sinister black magic connections. First broadcast 09/09/1987
A public shooting seems to be a straightforward case of murder, but crime is never that simple for Taggart. The police discover he was already dead when he was shot. First broadcast 31/12/1987
The death of a member of Jardine’s Church Youth Group starts Taggart and Jardine on an investigation which leads them into a dangerous case of extortion and murder. First Broadcast 07/09/1988
The Glasgow Garden Festival and Mayfest provide dramatic settings for Taggart and Jardine’s investigation of a series of brutal murders. Loansharks are being "paid back". First broadcast 28/09/1988
The body of Rowena Bain is discovered in a wood and Taggart and Jardine are called to investigate. All forensic evidence suggests suicide, but Taggart is suspicious. First broadcast 30/12/1988
An unexpected cache of explosives sparks off an apparently unconnected series of killings. Is there an Irish connection, or is there a games master at work? First broadcast 05/09/1989
An axed victim is dredged up from the River Clyde, her face deliberately disfigured. Her wrists are bound by climbing rope and the weapon may have been an ice pick. First broadcast 01/01/1990
A by-election candidate, representing the Referendum for the Return of Capital Punishment party, is murdered. Taggart is pressed for a quick solution to the crime. First Broadcast 22/02/1990
When a gypsy is found murdered in her caravan, Taggart and Jardine suspect a connection with a London jewel raid in which a young policeman was murdered. First Broadcast 04/09/1990
Taggart and Jardine hunt for the connection between elderly victims, killed in similar circumstances. They are helped by a young Police Constable, Jackie Reid. First broadcast 03/12/1990
A body is found in a car that has been put through a crusher. Taggart and Jardine investigate a case that seems to link the world of drug pushers with the world of artists. First broadcast 31/12/1990
A sixth former, Philip Dempster, has a crush on his French teacher. When spying on her through his telescope, he sees what looks like a murder take place in her bedroom. First broadcast 01/01/1992
Employees of a company specialising in vaccines developed from snake poison are being murdered – the ‘murder weapons’ are snakes and a spider stolen from the lab. First broadcast 09/01/1992
The Taggart team are baffled by murders with no connection other than a possible racial link. Or could it be something more sinister and less obvious to the all seeing eye? First Broadcast 30/01/1992
When Jimmy Catto, one time hit man, is released after a twenty year stretch a series of shootings begin to look like his handy work. Does Taggart know better? First broadcast 17/09/1992
A research scientist is murdered by an unknown assailant but it soon becomes clear that she is a victim of serial rapist - 'The Mechanic'. Taggart and Jardine investigate. First Broadcast 08/10/1992
A doctor who accidentally killed a girl in South Africa is stalked by the girl’s brother, who kills off her family one by one in revenge using a three-pronged knife. First broadcast 01/01/1993
The wife of a police sergeant is murdered. During a search of the house a list of names is found. It seems that names on the list are meeting with a series of accidents. First Broadcast 16/02/1993
The murder of his father sets Simon Barrow on a journey from fairytale to nightmare. Taggart, Jardine and Reid discover the bitter behind the sweet. First broadcast 20/04/1993
The arrival on the scene of hitman Joseph Durrant leads the Taggart team to re-examine two incidents from 3 years before at an army base at the end of the Gulf War. First Broadcast 11/05/1993
Taggart has a new boss and he must take orders from her even though he doubts the guilt of a gang member. People are found dead and Taggart must catch the killer. First Broadcast 30/09/1993
Joan Mathieson's death triggers an investigation which brings into focus the activities of a fertility clinic. Taggart and Jardine face one of their most bizarre cases. First Broadcast 01/01/1994
When a university lecturer in creative writing is found murdered and the manufacture and transport of illegal drugs is thrown into the mix, Taggart is there to investigate. First Broadcast 06/10/1994
Did Greg Martin kill his father? The police believe he did, but they can’t prove it. When Taggart inherits the case, he realises what complications and dangers lie ahead. First broadcast 27/10/1994
Taggart is promoted to Acting Superintendent. When two young girls are found murdered Taggart starts to wonder whether Jardine and Reid are up to the job. First Broadcast 11/01/1995
When the stage hypnotist, Tony Sabina, find his career in tatters he decides to get even with those who have contributed to his downfall. Jardine and Reid are on the case. First broadcast 26/02/1995
What became of The Adders, a legendary Scottish pop group of the sixties? A deadly plot is thwarting any hope of a reunion and the Taggart team face a race against time. First Broadcast 26/10/1995
When a lawyer gains an acquittal for his client on a straightforward murder charge, the Taggart team restart the investigation from scratch - then the killing starts again. First Broadcast 04/01/1996
A musician’s murder has the team mixing with the gay community. A second murder with the same MO forces Jardine to face his prejudice's to get the truth behind the deaths. First Broadcast 21/03/1996
The team enter a ‘Treasure Island’ like world with modern day pirates, robbery and gold. A 15 year old bullion robbery leads to gang members being murdered one by one. First Broadcast 19/09/1996
A series of bizarre murders following the Biblical plagues of Egypt, which according to the Book of Revelation will precede Armageddon, have the team baffled. First broadcast 09/01/1997
Glasgow takes on a Russian flavour when the trail from the murder of local business man hots up and Jardine's team must try to unravel the mystery around an escort Agency. First Broadcast 04/09/1997
Body building drugs with mind bending additives are causing deaths around Glasgow’s muscle scene. The Taggart team call in help, but is he the source of the drug? First Broadcast 01/01/1998
When a skeleton is found and is linked to the disappearance of a school master in 1939. Jardine's team suddenly find themselves investigating the pre-war case. First Broadcast 01/03/1998
An 'escort agency' woman is found brutally murdered in a hotel carpark. At the same time the daughter of a well known ex-army colonel goes missing. Are the two linked? First Broadcast 15/07/1998
DI Robbie Ross joins the team to investigate a murder at an army camp. It seems the killing is linked to a racehorse scam and someone is out for revenge. First broadcast 08/10/1998
When a murder occurs at a hotel during a dinner for the police force, the hunt is on for the killer. Then the husband of one of the hotel employees is also murdered. First Broadcast 11/01/1999
The Taggart team are assigned to protect a convicted murderer released after serving a life sentence. Then members of her family begin dying in strange circumstances. First Broadcast 16/01/1999
A delivery van is hijacked and its contents stolen. But there's more going on than meets the eye, and someone's knocking off anyone who knows about the hijack! First Broadcast 09/07/1999
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. First broadcast 21/10/1999
A drugs-related murder on the local housing scheme proves challenging for the investigative skills of the Taggart team, as no one seems willing to talk to the police. First Broadcast 21/11/1999
Four days after James Dillon is released from Barlinnie after serving a life sentence, the body of the police officer who convicted him is found in a burnt out car. First Broadcast 15/02/2000
When a man is found bleeding to death in a health club, Reid and Ross uncover a world of health-obsessed women with dark and dangerous secrets. First broadcast 14/09/2000
Mike Jardine and the team investigate after a therapist returns home after his late-night radio phone-in show to find his wife murdered. Reid announces her engagement. First broadcast 21/09/2000
Jardine and the team investigate murky going-ons at a football club whose lack of success on the pitch is matched by an unaccountably high death rate among its employees. First Broadcast 28/09/2000
Chief Inspector Jardine and the team investigate after a pre-wedding parachute jump ends with the bridegroom plunging to his death. Jackie Reid's wedding day approaches. First broadcast 01/10/2001
With Matt Burke newly at the helm, tensions are rife amongst the team. Reid isn’t happy when she’s sidelined onto a missing person’s case but then a body is found. First broadcast 21/01/2002
New DCI Matt Burke, takes over the case of the murder of a politician's activist son, who threatened his father’s property deal. Is Jardine too close to the truth? First broadcast 14/01/2002
The discovery of the body of an underage prostitute causes Ross to go after a long time nemesis with renewed vigour. This decision puts numerous lives in jeopardy. First Broadcast 08/07/2002
When a tormented school boy is found dead in the grounds of his school, suicide appears to be cause. However, it soon becomes apparent that his death was no accident. First Broadcast 15/07/2002
When a mangled body is discovered in the machinery at a Clyde shipyard, the union leader is quick to blame unsafe working practices. However, the victim was already dead. First Broadcast 04/12/2002
Nurse Sandra White has been stabbed to death and cab driver Jim Campbell is the prime suspect in her murder, but could there be someone else who wanted her dead? First Broadcast 11/12/2002
The team investigate when boxing promoter, Bobby Walker, is found strangled following a fight. The winning fighter has been having an affair with the victim’s widow. First broadcast 18/12/2002
A bomb goes off at an important conference killing the keynote speaker. The finger points at the protestors picketing the event, but what about the victim’s colleagues? First broadcast 04/01/2003
After the stabbing of a Kurdish minicab driver, Burke finds his investigation being shackled by politically correct demands, when a motive has yet to be established. First Broadcast 18/12/2002
A young man is found shot and the only clue to his identity is a library ticket. The investigation leads to a halfway house boasting a familiar list of numerous ex-cons. First Broadcast 18/01/2003
When a doctor at a women's health centre is murdered, anti-abortionists are the prime suspects. Burke and his team investigate whether the protesters have been framed. First Broadcast 25/01/2003
Burke's personal life comes to the fore as the team are called after a farmer is killed in a suspicious fire, with few clues and no villager prepared to offer information. First Broadcast 30/04/2003
A famous horror novelist is found murdered in an alley the morning after a prestigious book launch. Burke and the team start to piece together the author's last movements. First Broadcast 07/10/2003
When 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. First broadcast 03/12/2003
A Company Lawyer is found dead in his office car park after a night out. He has been shot through the head with a shotgun, which has been abandoned at the scene. First Broadcast 30/12/2004
The team are called to a hospital where a doctor is being treated after being attacked by an assailant with a syringe full of drugs. He claims a colleague is responsible. First Broadcast 06/01/2005
A Family returning from a funeral Discovers a Taxi Driver who has been shot in the head outside of their Shop which leads the Taggart Team down a dangerous trail. First Broadcast 13/01/2005
When the body of a librarian is found behind the wheel of his car in the Clyde after an apparent hit and run, the case leads Burke and the team into the murky world of S&M. First Broadcast 20/01/2005
Ross puts his love life before his career when he finds the body of a photographic assistant at a luxury cottage while on a romantic tryst with his new girlfriend. First Broadcast 27/01/2005
After the murder of a teenager, Reid joins a therapy group undercover to try and find the killer, but as more people are discovered, the case impacts on her personal life. First Broadcast 03/02/2005
A young trophy wife 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. First Broadcast 16/09/2005
A restaurant critic is found murdered, and a petty thief linked to the crime scene becomes the prime suspect. But it soon turns out that the killer has only just started. First Broadcast 23/09/2005
When the body of a student is discovered in an alley, a bloodstained leaflet at the scene is traced back to a church. Could the parish priest be involved? First broadcast 30/09/2005
Burke is shot whilst taking a break from work, and on the same day, another fraud squad detective's body is found. Stashes of cash are found at both men’s homes. First Broadcast 04/11/2005
When the body of a young woman is discovered clothed in bin bags, Burke feels like he’s stepping back in time. This copycat killing replicates a 20 year-old murder case. First Broadcast 11/11/2005
The team investigate the suspicious death of an army recruit at a training camp. Ross goes undercover and soon realises that civilian rules don’t apply in the army. First Broadcast 09/12/2005
The team investigate the seemingly motiveless murder of a mechanic. Suspicion soon falls on his business partner, but it turns out that he was in fact the intended victim. First Broadcast 16/12/2005
A missing teenage girl’s dead body is found on wasteland near a fairground where tensions between locals and the show people have already been running high. First Broadcast 22/03/2006
When a research student is found dead in a university science lab following a severe anaphylactic shock, the evidence suggests that her food was deliberately contaminated. First Broadcast 29/03/2006
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. First Broadcast 03/01/2007
When ex-con Eddie Monroe is found stabbed, there is no immediate motive for his murder. However investigation reveals that he had been trying to right some wrongs. First Broadcast 17/01/2007
When an activist is found murdered in her suspicion falls on a local property developer. DI Ross focuses his attention on a hit and run case, which angers his superiors. First Broadcast 01/04/2007
When an alcoholic cancer sufferer is accused of murdering his wife, D.S. Reid finds it hard to believe that he is guilty of murder and she sets out to prove his innocence. First Broadcast 04/07/2007
A patient is murdered on her way from a fertility clinic, then a nurse is killed on her way home from work. Are religious protesters picketing the centre to blame? First Broadcast 08/01/2008
Murder strikes close to home for the team when Burke's father is found dead in suspicious circumstances. What appears to be a case of liver failure takes a sinister turn. First Broadcast 15/01/2008
A mutilated body is found on a remote island. Ross and Reid leave to investigate, but find that the inhabitants are wary of outsiders and seem reluctant to assist them. First Broadcast 27/02/2008
When a man is discovered tortured and executed on remote wasteland, the team discover that the victim was a hit-man. Burke is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. First Broadcast 21/04/2008
When a college principal is crushed to death in a lift, the preliminary investigation into his death discovers that the lift mechanism was deliberately sabotaged. First Broadcast 01/05/2008
When the body of a private investigator is discovered at the bottom of a local quarry, the team become convinced his investigation into a missing woman is the key. First Broadcast 05/06/2008
A campaigner against domestic violence is murdered and the prime suspect is an apparently reformed man whose violent behaviour once drove his ex-wife to almost kill him. First Broadcast 03/11/2008
When the decomposing body of a young woman is discovered in her bath, having lain undetected for a week, a blow to the head is found to be the cause of death. First Broadcast 14/11/2008
A Polish migrant worker is found shot at the building site where he worked as a security guard. The team have to consider whether a racially-motivated killer is at large. First Broadcast 08/12/2008.
Two skeletons are found in a disused mineshaft - a man and a woman in the same position as they died 25 years earlier. How did they get there - and were they murdered? First Broadcast 15/12/2008.
A man is found dead in his garaged car and the team suspects a straightforward suicide. However, he worked at a helpline centre dealing with potential suicide victims. First Broadcast 30/12/2008.
A student is abducted and her mother's psychic advisor approaches the team and claims to be able to trace the girl's whereabouts. Burke is more than a little sceptical. First Broadcast 20/02/2009.
DI 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. First Broadcast 30/04/2009.
A law professor is accidentally stabbed to death during a training exercise. When the team discover that the knife was tampered with, it turns into a murder enquiry. First Broadcast 07/05/2009.
DI Ross finds an abandoned baby gurgling on a doorstep on his walk home and a dead man lying in a pool of blood behind the house. Are the baby and the victim connected? First Broadcast 19/07/2014.
When a new novel includes the detailed description of a murder eerily similar to an unsolved case, the team think the author’s could have been involved in the murder. First Broadcast 24/12/2009.
When troubled gambler is murdered at a greyhound track it seems that his huge debts cost him his life. Things get complicated when one of the suspects is also killed. First Broadcast 23/01/2010.
A recently regenerated community receives an unpleasant reminder of its grim past after a body is found. The father of the community's rebirth, falls under suspicion. First Broadcast 30/01/2010.
When Anne Hardie - a member of the Triune Family of God Evangelical Church - looks through her neighbour’s letterbox and sees a body, the team are called to investigate. First Broadcast 01/08/2010.
A newly-qualified doctor is found tortured and mutilated in a vacant warehouse. When the team investigate, they discover connections with a drug-trafficking case. First Broadcast 03/10/2010.
When a shipworkers' union leader is shot in the middle of a labour dispute, corporate killing seems the most likely cause. But the real motivations lie closer to home. First Broadcast 10/10/2010.
When Iranian refugee Farid Mamood is burned to death in an alley way, it initially appears that a racially motivated murder has occurred. But Burke is not so sure. First Broadcast 17/10/2010.
When three children and their father are found dead in a tenement flat, what initially appears to be an open and shut case becomes something altogether more sinister. First Broadcast 24/10/2010.
The murder of a boxer leads the team into a murky world of cage fighting, illegal gambling and lap dancing, leading to Robbie Ross's own gambling addiction being exposed. First Broadcast 30/10/2010.
Newly promoted DI Reid leads the murder investigation when a busker is stabbed to death in the city centre, but as the case progresses, Ross's life begins to unravel. First Broadcast 07/11/2010
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