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Mark McManus Investigates the Death of a Social Worker on Taggart


Mark McManus Investigates the Death of a Social Worker on Taggart

(L-R): Actors Iain Anders and Mark McManus star on the ‘Flesh and Blood’ episode of the Scottish detective crime drama television series, ‘Taggart.’

Sometimes it takes a tough and experienced detective who had worked his way up through the ranks to guide young new recruits to success as they enter the police force. That’s certainly the case for the title protagonist of the Scottish crime drama show, ‘Taggart.’ The eponymous lead character, Detective Chief Inspector Jim Taggart, who was played by Mark McManus (until the actor’s death in 1994), is the perfect officer to advise the latest group of detectives. The television series, which is set in the Maryhill CID of Strathclyde Police, follows the detectives as they solve crimes in the Greater Glasgow area.

The Scottish BAFTA-winning show, which is the UK’s longest-running police drama, premiered in 1983 on the British ITV network, and ran until 2010. Repeats of the series are now being broadcast on the Drama channel on Filmon TV. The latest episode of ‘Taggart’ is set to stream on Filmon tonight at 8:15-11:00pm local time. It can be watched live, or recorded and viewed at a later time.

The first episode from series 3, which is titled ‘Flesh and Blood,’ was written by Glenn Chandler,, and directed by Alan Macmillan. The episode, which is set after a social worker is killed in an explosion, follows Taggart as he has to uncover whether the IRA are involved.

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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