OVER its 28-year run, Taggart has changed its cast, format and length of episodes several times. Yet somehow the show has remained consistently itself, at some remove from the flashier, more American-influenced detective series elsewhere on British TV.
POLICE drama Taggart, part of Scotland's cultural fabric for nearly three decades, has been dropped by ITV.
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IT BECAME essential viewing in England but costume drama Downton Abbey was denied to Scots viewers, where new episodes of Taggart were broadcast instead.
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STV's decision not to broadcast Downton Abbey and a clutch of ITV network programmes was quietly announced at the end of July, sparking a heated debate only when eager Scottish viewers gearing up for a period drama with "quality" stamped all over it realised that they were getting instead a 15-year-old documentary featuring Billy Connolly prancing about in the Arctic. Naked. Again.