ITV Reported to Have Axed Taggart

The STV crime drama series, Taggart, is reportedly no longer going to be broadcast on ITV.

Says a report by Jamie McIvor on the BBC website: “ITV has axed the Scottish police drama Taggart after 28 years, in the wake of poor viewing figures south of the border.

“The programme's future on ITV1 had been the subject of intense speculation for some time.

“ITV confirmed it had decided not to commission any further series of Taggart for the ITV network.

“Programme producers STV said they were exploring a range of options with other broadcasters to keep Taggart going.

“The company said it was committed to the brand and recognised the continuing popularity of this long-running series.

“It is believed the company will look at possible co-financing deals with other UK-based channels or foreign broadcasters.”