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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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1997   1996   1995  
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Robert Carlyle ...  Hamish Macbeth 20 episodes, 1995-1997
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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The film composer Lorne Balfe used to live near Plockton where the series was being filmed. He was entrusted with cooking the crew's breakfasts. Later in life, Balfe would work on films such as Inception (2010). See more »

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Referenced in The Cult of...: Hamish Macbeth (2008) See more »

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Wonderful cast and writing
8 February 2005 | by ladyjatbay-1See all my reviews

Just finished (I think its over) watching the last of the series on BBC America. I looked forward to every Monday night, even though they stupidly put it on at 11 pm making my Tuesdays at work a bit of a drag. I especially liked the pagan influences and the realistic portrayal of a psychic. Of course some would argue that it was not pagan, but what do they know - only us conscious observers who have studied our ancient ways will agree.

The writing was very good, as was the scenery and filming. I don't know how to talk like a Hollywood pro but I enjoyed being captivated by the little village each week. The only sad thing that I picked up on were a few minute details. Whenever they shot scenes in the village there were always these pesky tourists in the background. As they were not also in character or native dress, they were a constant nuisance and check in to reality. The last show that I watched Isobel was not dressed properly for her hike. It bugged me, especially when she got caught in a snowstorm. I think she had a thin summer flannel jacket on. The problem was that her character was aware that there was going to be a storm and had time to prepare. Bad Costume Department person. Of course she could have taken some responsibility as an actress too.

I doubt there will be more episodes because the UK is famous for doing novella type stories like the Spanish. Rather than us goofy Americans who need to drag out scripts for years and years until the actors are so bored stiff and their lines get really dumb.

I agree with the earlier comment that this show has elements of Northern Exposure, but I think Hamish MacBeth was much better x10. I will take foreign exposure over Hollywood exposure any day of the week!!


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5 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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