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 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 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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
We're celebrating 30 years of our classic cop drama series Taggart on STV Player, with a new selection of classic cases reopened every month.
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