In the early eighties, Robert Love, Controller of Drama at Scottish Television, and Glenn Chandler, pathologist turned writer, created a Glaswegian 'Tec named Jim Taggart. A creation which resulted in a twenty year long, and world-wide successful television drama. With over sixty episodes currently in the can the series, which follows the exploits of Maryhill CID, continues to win over viewers old and new despite major changes in the cast which caused most in the buisness to write it off. Since the pilot episode "Killer", the only instalment to not carry the trade mark name, to the most recently aired episode, "The Friday Event", the show has presented more grizly murders and plot twists than even the most ardent of fans can remember. It is this film noir quality along with the stunning setting of Glasgow, the second city of the empire, that helps it remain a success even after all these years. The excellent cast, both present and past, have provided characters which have become much loved and remain in the hearts of fans even after their departure.