Hamish Macbeth: Series One

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Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
Based on the mystery novels of M. C. Beaton, the 1995 BBC Scotland television version of Hamish Macbeth resembles more of a homey version of Monarch of the Glen than a whodunit murder mystery series. Full Monty star Robert Carlyle portrays Macbeth, a policeman in the sleepy Scottish Highland town of Lochdubh. Joined by his beloved West Highland terrier, Wee Jock, Macbeth keeps an eye on the colorful locals, including: ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
Based on the mystery novels of M. C. Beaton, the 1995 BBC Scotland television version of Hamish Macbeth resembles more of a homey version of Monarch of the Glen than a whodunit murder mystery series. Full Monty star Robert Carlyle portrays Macbeth, a policeman in the sleepy Scottish Highland town of Lochdubh. Joined by his beloved West Highland terrier, Wee Jock, Macbeth keeps an eye on the colorful locals, including: father-and-son troublemakers Lachlan and Lachie Junior Jimmy Yuill and Stuart Davids; village store owner Rory Campbell Brain Pettifer and his sweetheart, Esme Anne Lacey; Barney Meldrum Stuart McGugan and his wife, Agnes Barbara Rafferty, who operate the Lochdubh Hotel, the village's social center and pub; Doctor Dougal Brown Duncan Duff; and buddy TV John Ralph Riach. The object of Macbeth's affections is the laird's daughter, Alexandra Maclean Valerie Gogan, who once had a passionate affair with him but is now blissfully ignorant of his continuing interest. But one Lochdubh resident has her eye on the policeman: local reporter Isobel Sutherland Shirley Henderson. This Series 1 set includes six episodes: "The Great Lochdubh Salt Robbery"; "A Pillar of the Community"; "The Big Freeze"; "West Coast Story"; "Wee Jock's Lament"; and "A Bit of an Epic."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/2005
  • UPC: 794051230522
  • Rating:

  • Source: Bbc Warner
  • Language: English
  • Time: 4:06:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 15,091

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hamish MacBeth: Series One
1. No Police Involvement [5:32]
2. Entrepreneurs [5:43]
3. Baffling Burglary [4:16]
4. Lies [4:22]
5. Alex [3:50]
6. Where's Big Geordie? [8:06]
7. Fatal Errors [3:04]
8. War [6:56]
9. Golf Shoes [7:00]
10. End Credits [1:06]
1. The Chuck Sadler [6:52]
2. Heritage Hubbub [6:11]
3. Vanishing Culture [5:09]
4. Vendetta [6:12]
5. This Place! [4:59]
6. Police Incident [4:57]
7. Lochdubh Day [5:44]
8. End of the Trail [4:36]
9. Plans Gang Aft A-Gley [4:01]
10. End Credits [1:02]
1. Runaway Paperwork [4:20]
2. Inside Job [6:03]
3. Police Crackdown [5:25]
4. Interfacing Problems [4:41]
5. Not a Good Time [5:27]
6. A Problem With Me [4:33]
7. A Mess [7:51]
8. Manhunt [7:40]
9. School Prizes [2:29]
10. End Credits [1:04]
Disc #2 -- Hamish MacBeth: Series One
1. Visions [4:35]
2. It's Happened [5:36]
3. A Lot of Sympathy [5:01]
4. A Tip From Rose [4:16]
5. Following Premonitions [6:59]
6. Happy Campers [4:04]
7. Ghosts [8:37]
8. Frontier Justice [3:33]
9. Redemption [6:40]
10. End Credits [1:08]
1. Outward Bound [4:45]
2. All Present and Correct [5:16]
3. Welcome Back [5:50]
4. Dissension [5:39]
5. Let's Push On [3:20]
6. The Party Splits [7:56]
7. Mountain Rescue [4:32]
8. Conquering Fear [5:30]
9. Young Love [3:43]
10. End Credits [1:18]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Hamish MacBeth: Series One
   The Great Lochdubh Salt Robbery
   A Pillar of the Community
   The Big Freeze
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Disc #2 -- Hamish MacBeth: Series One
   Wee Jock's Lament
   A Bit of an Epic
   Cast Bios
      Robert Carlyle - Hamish MacBeth
      Shirley Henderson - Isobel Sutherland
      Valerie Gogan - Alex
      Ralph Riach - TV John
      Brian Pettifer - Rory Campbell
      M.C. Beaton - Author
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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    From laughter to tears wonderful!

    Rarely do I find a series that can make me laugh and cry and still love it. Great quirky characters but also great story lines. Serious with lighthearted comic relief or is it comedy with a darker side. Either way, I'm hooked.

    I too had a hard time understanding the Scottish accent-being from the Pacific Northwest USA. I watched the first 20 minutes 3 times until I learned to hear it properly. I still hit replay whenever a phrase catches my ear, and look it up online if I really want to know what it means-but so far most is self-explanitory.

    I am a huge Midsomer Murders fan. To compare: this series has more "heart and soul" than Midsomer which glues me to the t.v. but has never brought me to tears. But both rate high on the scale for great characters and script.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Reminiscent of Northern Exposure

    Hamish McBeth is a small town constable in the Scottish Highlands, charged with imposing the world's view of right and wrong upon a close knit community of personalities. In each episode, McBeth, along with his faithful dog "Wee Jock" and his assistant "TV John", inventively figure out the latest cause of concern within the community and solve it in a manner that best meets the needs of the community. This program highlights Scottish humour and sentimentality in a way that draws in viewers who delight in being entertained by programs that are both lighthearted and nonstressful. Some of the accents and phrases may be indecipherable to those who do not originate in the Scottish Highlands, but the fun of watching this program make the extra effort worthwhile.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Weird but fun

    Hamish McBeth (Robert Carlyle) is a constable content to stay in his small highland village. The characters in this series are all rather comically dysfunctional. Still, this series is weird but fun. But be warned, if you are a serious M.C. Beaton fan, the only resemblence between the series and her books is the name Hamish McBeth. She even wrote a book called "Death of a Script Writer". Kind of made me wonder. Anyway, I've enjoyed the series and the books.

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    Posted October 26, 2008

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