ITV Axes Taggart

After 27 series, ITV have finally pulled the plug on crime drama Taggart.

The show, which carried on after the death of original star Mark McManus, has been on the channel for 28 years, and the producers are trying to find it a home on another channel.

A spokeswoman for STV confirmed the move, saying: “STV is exploring the range of options for Taggart with a number of broadcasters. We are committed to the brand and recognise the continuing popularity of this long-running series.â€?

Presumably ITV felt that to keep the series would be to put far too many people at risk in Glasgow…