The show started in September 1983 with Mark Mc Manus playing the show's eponymous detective DCI Taggart, solving crimes in Glasgow with his team of sleuths.Although he died in 1994 from pneumonia, producers decided to continue the series without him.ITV and STV had been in a legal dispute over programme fees, although they had reached a settlement. A spokeswoman for STV confirmed that ITV had decided not to commission any further series of the drama. Sometimes, while driving, she will run through her lines, and at the moment that means mentally rehearsing her role as Isabella Stewart in The National Theatre of Scotland's forthcoming James Plays: ambitious dramatisations of the lives of James I, James II and James III of Scotland.
He consistently produces the goods and I just like him.
The last series saw DCI Matt Burke (Alex Norton), DI Jackie Reid (Blythe Duff) and DI Robbie Ross (John Michie) trying to rid Glasgow's streets of crime.
Taggart was nearly axed two years ago, but managed to survive after a co-production deal was struck.
There was a fantastic moment where he held up a mirror to one of the lizards, which holds up this bit of skin that hangs beneath his chin, and is an incredible colour, when he thinks he's being challenged by another male.
Of course, when the lizard saw himself in the mirror he held up the piece of skin.