October 2, 2008
There’s Been Another Murder, STV, Sunday
By Paul English
THE luvvies queued like riot police to say nice, benign things about wur ain Taggart to mark its silver anniversary.
As a devotee of the classic Taggart three-parter, I can let stv away with certain things, such as an executive calling Glasgow "exotic" and Stephen Jardine's excited chat about "ingenious" plots - I'll even forgive reruns of Annette Crosbie with her kitoff.
But as long as ITV trot out the "viewers have shorter attention spans" excuse for 45-minute whodunnits while showing Place of Execution over three weeks, I smell a red herring.
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