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Hamish Macbeth is a comedy-drama series made by BBC Scotland and first aired in 1995. It is loosely based on a series of mystery novels by M. C. Beaton. The series concerns a local police officer, Constable Hamish Macbeth in the fictitious town of Lochdubh on the west coast of Scotland. The titular character was played by Robert Carlyle. It ran for three series from 1995 to 1997, with the first two series having six episodes and the third having eight.

Series Cast

  1. Stuart McGugan

    Barney Meldrum, Barney Meldon

    29 Episodes

  2. Barbara Rafferty as Agnes Meldon and Agnes Meldrum

    Barbara Rafferty

    Agnes Meldon, Agnes Meldrum

    27 Episodes

  3. Robert Carlyle as Hamish Macbeth

    Robert Carlyle

    Hamish Macbeth

    20 Episodes

  4. Stuart Davids

    Lachie McCrae jr.

    19 Episodes

  5. Brian Pettifer as Rory Campbell

    Brian Pettifer

    Rory Campbell

    19 Episodes

  6. Ralph Riach as TV John McIver

    Ralph Riach

    TV John McIver

    18 Episodes

  7. Anne Lacey

    Esme Murray

    18 Episodes

  8. Duncan Duff as Doc Brown

    Duncan Duff

    Doc Brown

    14 Episodes

  9. Billy Riddoch as Lachlan McCrae

    Billy Riddoch

    Lachlan McCrae

    13 Episodes

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Last Season

Season 3

1997 • 8 Episodes

Season 3 of Hamish Macbeth premiered on March 16, 1997.

Destiny (2)

(3x8, May 4, 1997) Season Finale

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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