- "I deal in absolutes Michael, I leave the patterns to my betters"
- —Dr Stephen Andrews
Pipe-smoking pathologist 'Dr Stephen Andrews was one of the longest serving characters in Taggart and is remembered with great affection. He first appeared in ther pilot Killer in 1983 and went on to feature in another 50 episodes. Dr Andrews was always charming and respectful and had the necessary sense of humour to deal with the gruesome aspects of his job.