Hostile Witness
Episode number 14
ITV broadcast date 1st March 1990
Previous episode Love Knot
Next episode Evil Eye

Hostile Witness is an episode of Series 5 that first aired on 1 March 1990. Robert Carlyle made his acting debut in this episode.


When a young woman is strangled by her husband then raped. It is discovered that she was a prostitute. Who refocused to have sex with him. When someone makes a confession, the confession is proved to be false. A Glasgow by-election takes place and one of the candidates is murdered. Taggart and Jardine must move fast to find some answers.