Hamish Macbeth (1995–1997)

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Hamish Macbeth is a police constable in the small Scottish town of Lochdubh, who occasionally bends the rules when it suits him or when it can help some of his fellow eccentric townsfolk. ... See full summary »

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 Esme Murray (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
Barbara Rafferty ...
 Agnes Meldon (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Barney Meldon (19 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Isobel Sutherland (19 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Doc Brown / ... (19 episodes, 1995-1997)
David Ashton ...
 Maj. Roddy Maclean / ... (18 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Jubel / ... (16 episodes, 1995-1997)
Mona Bruce ...
 Edie (16 episodes, 1995-1997)
Anne Kristen ...
 Miss Meikeljohn / ... (16 episodes, 1995-1997)
Campbell Morrison ...
 Harry Balfour (16 episodes, 1995-1997)
Morag Hood ...
 Doloris Balfour (16 episodes, 1995-1997)
Billy Riddoch ...
 Lachlan McCrae / ... (14 episodes, 1996-1997)
Valerie Gogan ...
 Alex Maclean (10 episodes, 1995-1996)
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Hamish Macbeth is a police constable in the small Scottish town of Lochdubh, who occasionally bends the rules when it suits him or when it can help some of his fellow eccentric townsfolk. Based on characters created by M.C. Beaton, from her series of mystery novels. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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Because of copyright problems with the use of excerpts from 'West Side Story' in Hamish Macbeth: West Coast Story (1995), that episode was omitted from all VHS and DVD releases of the series. See more »

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Love, love, love this show
23 July 2005 | by (Helsinki, Finland) – See all my reviews

As someone already noted, this show has some similarities with my all time favorite TV-show, Northern Exposure. At first I thought that it was going to be just another British cop-drama, such as Wycliffe or Heartbeat, but soon I realized that it was so much more.

The people of Lochdubh are a tight group with eccentric personalities, (just like in NE) and they take the extraordinary and peculiar incidents as an everyday life. The main character, is of course the local police officer, Hamish McBeth, but the rest of the cast aren't out shined by him. Hamish tries not to draw too much attention to himself as the local law enforcer so he won't be promoted and forced to leave the town he loves. This is the reason for the low arrest rates in Lochdubh. Usually the town it self acts as the judge, the jury and in very rare cases as the executioner.

It is very difficult to decide in to which category put the series. Drama, comedy, fantasy...? It has all of those qualities and more. They are showing the shows re-runs here in Finland and when it ends once more, I'll be missing the people of Lochdubh.


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