Taggart is a Scottish detective television programme, created by Glenn Chandler, who wrote many of the episodes, and made by STV Productions for the ITV network. It originally ran as the miniseries Killer from 6 until 20 September 1983, before a full series was commissioned that ran from 2 July 1985 until 7 November 2010. The series revolved around a group of detectives, initially in the Maryhill CID of Strathclyde Police, though various storylines were set in other parts of Greater Glasgow and in other areas of Scotland. The team operated out of the fictional John Street police station. Taggart was one of the UK's longest-running television dramas and the longest-running police drama after the cancellation of The Bill. Mark McManus, who played the title character Jim Taggart, died in 1994; however, the series continued under the same name. The series theme music is "No Mean City" sung by Maggie Bell.