Hamish Macbeth - Season 3

BBC (ended 1997)




Episode Guide

  • The Honourable Policeman
    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
  • Deferred Sentence
    Deferred Sentence
    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
  • The Lochdubh Assassin
    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 Good Thief
    The Good Thief
    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
  • The Trouble with Rory
    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
  • More Than a Game
    More Than a Game
    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
  • Destiny, Part One
    Destiny, Part One
    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
  • Destiny, Part Two
    Destiny, Part Two
    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