9:15pm – Saturday, February 6 on ABC1
Taggart’s characteristic dry wit comes to the fore during tonight’s investigation into the murders of two ‘bible bashers’.
The team’s ‘gallows humour’ helps them get through a particularly gruesome crime when a father and his son are found murdered with bibles at their sides and a passage from Corinthians highlighted in blood.
Drawn into the world of a strict religious sect are team Taggart: – DS Jackie Reid (Blythe Duff), DI Robbie Ross (John Michie), DCI Matt Burke (Alex Norton) and DC Stuart Fraser (Colin McCredie).
The congregation’s reluctance to co-operate with the investigative team also draws the ire of DCI Burke.
As the secretive flock close ranks, refusing to speak to anyone from the ‘secular’ world, Burke gives the group’s leader, James Hardie (Sandy Morton), a tongue lashing.
Meanwhile, DS Jackie Reid (Blythe Duff), begins an investigation into the disappearance of the daughter of an old friend, Eileen Mulray (Rachel Ogilvy).
When the body of a young woman is found, links begin to appear between the evangelical church and the woman’s death.
But the team ‘go down like a bucket of cold sick’ when they return to the sect’s church hall to question its leader.
They have to find a way to break the community’s code of silence before the killer executes their own peculiar brand of justice!