Latest Taggart Stories

2008-10-02 00:00:14

By Paul English THE luvvies queued like riot police to say nice, benign things about wur ain Taggart to mark its silver anniversary. Funny no one mentioned that there's more tension shopping on QVC than there is in the cop show's current Scooby-Doo 45-minute format. 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...

2008-09-20 12:00:34

By MARTIN WILLIAMS IT IS the world's longestrunning police drama and synonymous with the grit and dark humour of Glasgow. This year 's Taggart celebrates its 25th anniversary, and STV is to mark the birthday with a series of events to celebrate the Scottish cop show that has featured nearly all of Scotland's best actors, and launched plenty of careers. A documentary, There's Been Another Murder: 25 Years of Taggart, will air on September 29. Narrated by STV's Stephen Jardine, it will...

2008-08-08 15:00:38

By Liam Rudden Arts and Taggart creator takes on prejudice PREJUDICE lies at the heart of the two very different plays that Taggart creator and ex-Royal High pupil Glenn Chandler has chosen to co-produce with writer and director Patrick Wilde on at this year's Fringe. The first, which Chandler also penned, is a camp romp through middle-England in the days when men smoked pipes and the Colonies were there to be ruled. Boys of the Empire, set in a 1920s public school, finds the pupils...

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