Taggart Revamped For New Series

June 1, 2010 by  
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Fans of Taggart will be delighted to hear that a new series has begun filming in Glasgow. Blythe Duff, John Michie and Alex Norton reprise their roles as D.S. Jackie Reid, D.I. Robbie Ross and DCI Matt Burke in six episodes due to be aired on ITV1 in 2011.

Produced by STV, the first episode sees the intrepid detectives trying to solve the case of a student who is murdered due to their involvement in a narcotics scam. Set in the dark netherworlds of one of Scotland’s most vibrant and edgy cities, the new series will also play host to a raft of cameos including Gordon Kennedy (of Robin Hood fame) and Joanna Roth (New Street Law).

Taggart began decades ago in 1983 and has been a ratings winner ever since. Producers are promising a ‘back-to-basics- approach with ‘harder and grittier’ storylines.

Marcus Wilson – who is producing the series – stated: “Taggart is the longest running crime series in the UK and it’s a testament to the quality of the stories and the cast that it has stood the test of time. I want to recapture the tremendous spirit and dry humour of the early episodes by taking the series back to basics whilst adding a gritty new feel.?

Fans who are unable to wait for the terrestrial premiere will be able to see watch the new episodes on STV in Autumn 2010.