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STV Player celebrates Taggart anniversary with classic episodes

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A line-up of classic Taggart episodes will be available on STV Player to mark the 30th anniversary of the iconic police drama.
 
From Friday 6 September, fans of the long-running cop show across the UK can watch six landmark episodes from the STV archives, each featuring the first appearance of one of Taggart’s most loved characters. The 30th anniversary is the launch of a year-long Taggart celebration on STV Player, with a new selection of classic episodes released each month.
 
The following episodes will be available on STV Player from Friday 6 September:
 
Killer (1983): The very first episode, starring Mark McManus as DCI Jim Taggart.
 
The Killing Philosophy (1987): This episode features the first appearance of DC Jardine, played by James McPherson.
 
Death Comes Softly (1990): Taggart and Jardine are joined by WPC Jackie Reid, played by Blythe Duff.
 
Black Orchid (1995): DC Stuart Fraser, played by Colin McCredie, joins the team.
 
A Few Bad Men (1998): Viewers are introduced to newly appointed DI Robbie Ross, played by John Michie.
 
Death Trap (2002): DCI Matt Burke, played by Alex Norton, made his first appearance as the new boss.
 
STV’s celebration of Taggart’s anniversary also includes a brand new documentary, 30 Years of Taggart on TV, on Friday 6 September at 2030, followed by The Ends of Justice, the final episode produced by STV in 2010. Both will be available for catch-up on STV Player.
 
Elizabeth Partyka, deputy director of channels, said: “This year-long Taggart celebration is a great opportunity to share some real gems from the vast STV archive with fans, and I hope viewers will enjoy catching up with some of the very best Taggart episodes, moments and memorable characters on the STV Player over the next 12 months.”
 
The online episodes will be available on STV Player immediately after the Taggart documentary on Friday 6 September.
 
Taggart is available on STV Player across the UK on multiple platforms, including stv.tv/player, PS3, iOS, Android and Samsung Smart TV.
 
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For further information, please contact the STV press office:
 
Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670 / 07803 970 143
eleanor.marshall@stv.tv
 
Anna Hendry
0141 300 3830 / 07921 494 654
anna.hendry@stv.tv