Killer (1983)
After a suicide and a letter from the killer addressed to him personally, Taggart decides to acts on his hunches despite his superior and arrest his prime suspect, but it might be too late to save a misguided blackmailer's life.


Laurence Moody


Glenn Chandler (by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mark McManus Mark McManus ... Det. Chief Inspector Taggart
Alastair Duncan ... Det. Sergeant Livingstone (as Neil Duncan)
Tom Watson Tom Watson ... Superintendent Murray
Anne Kidd Anne Kidd ... Patricia Paterson
Roy Hanlon Roy Hanlon ... Charlie Paterson
Linda Muchan Linda Muchan ... Liz Boyd
Gerard Kelly ... Michael Boyd
Joan Scott ... Wilma McGowan
Frank Wylie ... Alec McGowan
Harriet Buchan Harriet Buchan ... Jean Taggart
Geraldine Alexander ... Alison Taggart
Robert Robertson Robert Robertson ... Dr. Andrews
Gavin Brown Gavin Brown ... Sgt. Blackman
Jimmy Yuill ... Det. Constable Grant
Denis Agnew Denis Agnew ... Det. Constable Collins


The third victim is a former prostitute among whose clients is Alec McGowan. Taggart and Livingstone bring him in and question him, but quickly dismiss him as a suspect, but the damage is done. Revealed, shamed, and forced to move, after a big blow up with his sister, he commits suicide. At the same time, Taggart is sent a personal letter from the killer which coupled with the suicide for which he blames himself makes him act on his hunches. He has Livingstone break into Charlie's house while he distracts Patricia and steal the letters. The content of the letters proves to be negligible but the handwriting matches a note found on the prostitute's body which reads "R.M. is pretty big". Deducing that the note is a blackmail proposition from Charlie to the prostitute regarding the superintendent, Taggart forces Murray's hand and gets an arrest warrant. However, when they arrive at the video store, Taggart and Livingstone find Charlie gone. After some investigating, Taggart uncovers that ... Written by Mateja Djedovic

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20 September 1983 (UK) See more »

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