Taggart ’83

Celebrate 35 years of Glasgow’s toughest ‘tec with a screening of Taggart’s pilot episode.

In September 1983, Glenn Chandler’s ‘Killer’ introduced viewers to grizzled Maryhill detective DCI Jim Taggart (Mark McManus) and his sidekick, DS Peter Livingstone (Alastair Duncan), as they investigate the murder of a number of young women. Suspects include a young Gerard Kelly in an early role.

Taggart returned for a full series in 1985, with the character appearing in another 30 stories before McManus’ death in 1994.

Witness the birth of a Glasgow legend in the company of cast and crew, followed by a Q&A with creator/writer Glenn Chandler and producer Robert Love.

Event is due to start at 7.15pm and end at 8.45pm

The Lodger

With his third feature film, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, Alfred Hitchcock took a major step toward greatness and made what he would come to consider his true directorial debut.
This haunting silent thriller tells the tale of a mysterious young man (matinee idol Ivor Novello) who takes up residence at a London boardinghouse just as a killer known as the Avenger descends upon the city, preying on blonde women.
The film is animated by the palpable energy of a young stylist at play, decisively establishing the director’s formal and thematic obsessions.
The film is accompanied by world renowned musician Stephen Horne.
This event is part of the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival, Taste of Silents season.