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Hamish Macbeth 

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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Series cast summary:
Robert Carlyle ...  Hamish Macbeth 20 episodes, 1995-1997
Ralph Riach Ralph Riach ...  TV John McIver / ... 20 episodes, 1995-1997
Brian Pettifer ...  Rory Campbell / ... 20 episodes, 1995-1997
Stuart Davids Stuart Davids ...  Lachie McCrae Jr. / ... 20 episodes, 1995-1997
Anne Lacey Anne Lacey ...  Esme Murray 20 episodes, 1995-1997
Barbara Rafferty Barbara Rafferty ...  Agnes Meldon 20 episodes, 1995-1997
Stuart McGugan ...  Barney Meldon 19 episodes, 1995-1997
Shirley Henderson ...  Isobel Sutherland 19 episodes, 1995-1997
Duncan Duff ...  Doc Brown / ... 19 episodes, 1995-1997
David Ashton David Ashton ...  Maj. Roddy Maclean / ... 18 episodes, 1995-1997
Brian Alexander ...  Jubel / ... 16 episodes, 1995-1997
Mona Bruce Mona Bruce ...  Edie 16 episodes, 1995-1997
Anne Kristen Anne Kristen ...  Miss Meikeljohn / ... 16 episodes, 1995-1997
Campbell Morrison Campbell Morrison ...  Harry Balfour 16 episodes, 1995-1997
Morag Hood ...  Doloris Balfour 16 episodes, 1995-1997
Billy Riddoch Billy Riddoch ...  Lachlan McCrae / ... 14 episodes, 1996-1997
Valerie Gogan 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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English | Scottish Gaelic

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5 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ylämaan kettu See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Robert Carlyle later directed and starred with Brian Pettifer in Barney Thomson (2015). See more »

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Has anyone involved in this series ever read the books?
14 January 2005 | by landisroSee all my reviews

I love all the Hamish Macbeth books, and am a huge mystery fan as well. I just saw my first episode and was shocked and appalled. First of all, there was no mystery. It was like some washed out version of Monarch of the Glen. I like quirky locals as well as the next person, but where is the mystery? My main gripes: Robert Carlyle looks NOTHING like what Hamish is supposed to. If you've read the books you'll know that he's supposed to be tall, gangly, and not overly good looking. His dog is a mangy mutt named Lugs, not a cute West Highland white. The love of his life is the local aristocrat, daughter of the owner of the big hotel. In general the townsfolk think Hamish is a lazy good for nothing, even though he does solve crimes better than anyone else in his region of Scotland.

So my question is, why bother calling it the Hamish Macbeth series? Just pick a name out of the phone book and forget the author's original intention.


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