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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


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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Comedy | Drama


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English | Scottish Gaelic

Release Date:

5 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ylämaan kettu See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


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

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Hamish Macbeth is delightful.
14 January 2001 | by noangelstephieSee all my reviews

Hamish Macbeth is a charming comedy/drama filled with excellent acting and engaging storylines. Robert Carlyle is excellent as the title character and constable of the town, who's managed to arrest very few people. Hamish has two women in his life, the beautiful novelist Alex and the plain local newswoman Isobel...my desire to see Hamish end up with a certain one of them kept me on the edge of my seat for months as I caught reruns on BBCAmerica.

One of the best episodes was a hilarious ode to Romeo and Juliet, in which the townspeople put on a production of West Side Story while the two lovers playing the leads struggled to be together and the same four men played both the Sharks and the Jets. By far my favorite episode is the two-part season finale "Destiny", featuring a complicated plot that involved the "Stone of Destiny" and a tryst in a cave...for those of you who love charming shows with twists and turns that can't ever be expected, watch Hamish Macbeth.

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