Hamish Macbeth

BBC (ended 1997)




Episode Guide

    • Deferred Sentence
      Deferred Sentence
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Holidaying alone oil the island of Laggan-Laggan, Hamish is drawn into a twenty-year old mystery which has poisoned the community. Why do the islanders shun Hamish's hosts, the Catholic priest, Father McPhail and his Protestant sparring partner, Enoch McDuff? Anxious to avoid being caught in their inter-denominational crossfire, Hamish pretends to be Jewish. He is intrigued by Laura McDuff's allegations concerning the mysterious death of her mother all those years ago, but is his interest in her simply that of a policeman who suspects foul play?moreless
    • A Perfectly Simple Explanation
      A Perfectly Simple Explanation
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      A hellfire sect leader sees the town as the new Gomorrah. Hamish's reputation is undermined and his tolerance stretched to the limit when he is denounced as the devil incarnate.
    • The Honourable Policeman
      The Honourable Policeman
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      Tongues are set wagging in Lochdubh when the lonely local laird, Major Maclean, returns home from holiday with a glamorous fiancée - but is it his animal magnetism or his Highland estate that Serena finds so irresistible? Hamish is to be best man at the wedding, but he already has his hands full coping with Anne Patterson, the overzealous WPC trainee who's been posted to Lochdubh. His convincing performance as the model policeman sweeps Anne off her feet. Will Hamish resist her undoubted charms - and will he discover the true identity of the Major's fiancée before the marital knot is tied?moreless
    • The Trouble with Rory
      The Trouble with Rory
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      When fire destroys part of Lochdubh Primary School, Esme is horrified to learn not only that the council intends closing the school for good, but that her lover Rory Campbell has been party to their plans all along. Strong passions are aroused by Esme's ensueing media campaign and with Isobel returning as a TV reporter, Hamish battles to keep the peace. He forms a surveillance unit to track down a suspected arsonist; but there is another mystery in Lochdubh - what is the trouble with Rory?moreless
    • Isobel Pulls It Off
      Isobel Pulls It Off
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      Village reporter Isobel stumbles on a story that could put her in the big league. She emerges with a fresh image and a hot new boyfriend, leaving Hamish squirming with jealousy.
    • Destiny, Part Two
      Destiny, Part Two
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Kenneth and Ava have stolen the Stone of Destiny, and TV John is missing. Hamish, Isobel and a posse from Lochdubh embark on a death-defying trek across mountain and moorland in order to rescue their friend and save a treasured symbol of the nation's heritage. As adversity brings Hamish and Isobel closer together, myth begins to merge with reality and the ghosts of Scotland's past appear to help them on their way, but ultimately there's no salvation without sacrifice.moreless
    • The Lochdubh Assassin
      The Lochdubh Assassin
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      A gang of ruthless villains descends on Lochdubh, hot on the heels of young tearaway Frankie Bryce and his Aunty Jean, Isobel's best friend in Glasgow. Isobel brings them to Lachie Junior's funeral parlour where Lachie is happy to shelter them - especially once he claps eyes on Jean. Hamish, however, has a big problem. He knows Tam Flood and his henchmen are dangerous, but he can do nothing until they do something. Ignoring Hamish's warnings, TV John takes pre-emptive action, the villagers close ranks, and the old local legend of Wee MacPhee raises its ugly head.moreless
    • The Lochdubh Deluxe
      The Lochdubh Deluxe
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      A family feud at the funeral parlour comes to a head. It is suggested that space aliens have snatched a body from the local burial ground.
    • No Man Is an Island
      No Man Is an Island
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Personal crisis takes Hamish to a remote island from which he intends never to return. But he is not alone. Meanwhile, his absence from Lochdubh is keenly felt when his over-zealous replacement makes himself a nuisance.
    • In Search of a Rose
      In Search of a Rose
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Whale-spotting trips and the disappearance of a local seafarer involve Hamish in a murky underwater investigation.
    • Destiny, Part One
      Destiny, Part One
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      TV John's long-lost brother, the one-eyed, one-legged, one-armed Kenneth McIver, is Sprung from a South American gaol by millionaire Torquil Farquar McFarquar. Ex-patriate McFarquar has a passion for all things Scottish and has heard that Kenneth knows the whereabouts of the real Stone of Destiny, coronation stone of the ancient Scottish kings. Scenting a fortune in the offing, Kenneth sets off for Lochdubh, accompanied by mysterious hypnotist Ava Grimm. Meanwhile, TV John has had premonitions of the impending death of someone very close. How can the villagers convince him it's all in the mind?moreless
    • The Good Thief
      The Good Thief
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Esme has discovered that young Frankie Bryce has an unexpected musical talent and the villagers are pinning their hopes and staking their bets on Frankie's angelic voice winning them the Willie McGraw Trophy for treble singing, the hard-fought annual contest between Lochdubh's Stag Bar and the Dunbracken Arms. But trouble arrives in Lochdubh in the shape of Tusker Gray, Frankie's best friend from Glasgow. Tusker's disruptive behaviour threatens to sabotage the contest and undermine Frankie's will to win. Will Hamish discover Tusker's secret before it's too late?moreless
    • More Than a Game
      More Than a Game
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      Lochdubh prepares for the annual shinty match against Dunbracken with a ruthless Lachlan coaching the village team. Last year was Dunbracken's nineteenth win in a row; a twentieth will award them the trophy forever and there's high tension in the air. The Lochdubh players are amazed when star goalie Lachie Junior walks out on the team, then Lachlan turns into a love-sick Romeo besotted with a voluptuous, leather-clad female biker. Hamish however suspects that all is not what it seems, and the villagers hatch a plot to overcome foul play at the match.moreless
    • The Great Lochdubh Salt Robbery
      The Great Lochdubh Salt Robbery
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Police Constable Hamish Macbeth is baffled by two apparently unrelated mysteries: a huge quantity of table salt has been stolen from Rory Campbell's general store; and Geordie Robb, a local bully, is missing. Hamish outwits his superiors when he makes a connection between the two mysteries.
    • A Bit of an Epic
      A Bit of an Epic
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      On a mountain trek led by Colonel Don Maxwell, Hamish advises caution once the climbers have reached their goal, but Maxwell urges them on into a dangerous situation.
    • The Big Freeze
      The Big Freeze
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Major Maclean stages a robbery to make a false insurance claim. Before Hamish can settle things quietly, Inspector Bruce instigates a major surveillance operation.
    • West Coast Story
      West Coast Story
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Hamish sets out to expose the hypocrisy of a bank manager. Hamish is having financial troubles, and Rory Campbell bails him out. In return, Hamish agrees to take part in Lochdubh's amateur production of West Side Story.
    • A Pillar of the Community
      A Pillar of the Community
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Newcomers to Lochdubh Vicky and Paul Jeffreys cause a stir: Vicky tries to put reluctant villagers back in touch with their Highland heritage, gradually alienating them. Hamish investigates when this unpopular, meddling newcomer, receives anonymous threats.
    • Wee Jock's Lament
      Wee Jock's Lament
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      A strange premonition, two escaped convicts on the run who injure Hamish's dog, Wee Jock, lead Hamish on a quest for revenge. TV John rounds up a posse to prevent Hamish from doing something he'll regret.
    • Radio Lochdubh
      Radio Lochdubh
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Hamish turns a deaf ear to the local pirate radio station which is having a remarkable influence on the town. But when the radio authority sends a detector van to close down transmission, he is caught up in a conflict of loyalties.