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Hamish Macbeth: Series 1-3

Hamish Macbeth: Series 1-3


All three award winning series starring Robert Carlyle as the laid-back police constable who bends rules to help the quirky folks of a Scottish village. Enjoy the fun as Hamish tries to keep the peace, with help from his canine pal Wee Jock. 15 1/2 hours on 6 Discs. SDH.

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All three award winning series starring Robert Carlyle as the laid-back police constable who bends rules to help the quirky folks of a Scottish village. Enjoy the fun as Hamish tries to keep the peace, with help from his canine pal Wee Jock. 15 1/2 hours on 6 Discs. SDH.

. Now together in one collector's set, all three seasons of Hamish Macbeth, the quirky award-winning series starring Robert Carlyle! Before his breakout performances in Trainspotting and The Full Monty, Robert Carlyle starred as Police Constable Hamish Macbeth, who finds himself transferred from his Glasgow beat to the village of Lochdubh, a town where the strangeness of the villagers is exceeded only by the strangeness of the goings on. Good thing Hamish Macbeth is in town. He proves to be a natural at maintaining the social balance of his tight-knit town while solving crimes along the way. Whether it's tracking down 3 weight of salt, mediating a family feud featuring space aliens, or a search for the Stone of Destiny, there's nothing Hamish Macbeth and his trusty canine sidekick Wee Jock can't handle.. Episode List
Season 1
The Great Lochdubh Salt Robbery
Hamish investigates a salt theft from the grocery store, and a missing wife abuser.

A Pillar of the Community
New resident Vicky Jeffreys takes over Lochdubh Day planning and bullies everyone into promoting Scottish culture.

The Big Freeze
Maj. Maclean fakes a burglary for the insurance money, but DI Bruce is determined to catch the gang he thinks is responsible. Hamish and TV John both resist learning to use their new computer.

West Coast Story
Hamish falls out with bank manager Cameron Dicks,who is not only seeking to bankrupt hard up farmer Duncan Soutar but bounces Hamish's cheques. In the red and unable to pay for his shopping he is bailed out by Rab,but must repay him by appearing in the locals' amateur production of 'West Side Story'. Indeed Lochdubh's own Romeo and Juliet materialize as Dicks'daughter Phyllis playing Maria and Duncan's son Jimmy as Tony fall in love to Dicks's horror. as a result he bans rehearsals but,after being made to see the error of his ways,saves Duncan from committing suicide.

Wee Jock's Lament
Distraught over his dog's death, Hamish charges after the two men responsible. Sure that he means murder, the men of Lochdubh try to reach him first.

A Bit of an Epic
A famous guide leads a company retreat up the steep Scottish hillsides, and Hamish comes along, suspecting trouble. Alex returns to Lochdubh but finds tragedy may have ended her chances with Hamish.

Season 2
A Perfectly Simple Explanation
Religious fanatic and head of the Church of the Stony Path Malachi MacBean not only denounces Hamish as ungodly but claims that the policeman attacked him in the guise of the devil. Hamish's efforts to find a simple explanation for MacBean's increasingly frenetic behaviour lead him to make a connection between the late night trips out of the house of Malachi's long-suffering wife Bethsheba and the arrival in Lochdubh of Zoot Macpherson, a man well-known for his celebration of free love.

In Search of a Rose
Barney Meldon seeks to provide a new,money-making visitor attraction for the village - a whale-watching trip, using fiberglass whales, but the whole enterprise ends in disaster and a distraught Barney suspects his wife Agnes of having a fling with handsome newcomer Gavin Robb. When a man disappears and Lachie Jr. starts dredging up cattle cake from the sea, Hamish puts on his diving apparatus to investigate in the deep.

Isobel Pulls It Off
Feeling dejected at apparent rejection by Hamish Isobel decides to change her image and go for a big scoop for the paper along with the dashing Gary Ross. However,whilst the rest of the village celebrates its win on the National Lottery,Hamish fears that Gary might be leading Isobel astray,thus proving his affection for her.

Radio Lochdubh
Lachie,Jr. sets up a local radio station,which is very popular and has contributions from the villagers,a particular hit being a book review show by Alex,in which she reads from 'Far From the Madding Crowd'. When Magda and Syd,two radio detection officers,turn up and tell Hamish that the station is illegal and must close he reluctantly obeys. Alex feels especially betrayed by Hamish's action and steals the radio station's van to leave the village during a storm. Unfortunately Magda's sense of foreboding and T.V. John's psychic anticipation of tragedy come all too true.

No Man Is an Island
Feeling gutted and guilty after the death of Alex, Hamish leaves the village and seeks solitude on a deserted island but ends up having to rescue Belle,an elderly woman making a sentimental pilgrimage to the island who has accidentally stepped on a land-mine which will explode unless Hamish can defuse the situation.

The Lochdubh Deluxe
Lachie,Jr., is invited to become the new assistant to local undertaker Murray McMurray who is none too pleased with the grasping ways of his nephew and co-mortician Christie. A family feud consequently escalates,leading to a shocking end and money to burn,whilst Hamish fails to convince the villagers that aliens from outer space have stolen Rory's late Aunt Ella from the burial ground.

Season 3
The Honourable Policeman
Local laird Roddy MacLean returns to the village with his glamorous intended Serena St Claire,and asks Hamish to be the best man at their wedding. Hamish has his doubts as to whether the bride is genuine or merely a gold digger but has further woman trouble trying to cope with new constable Anne Patterson,whose interest in him seems to go beyond the professional.

Deferred Sentence
When Hamish takes a trip to the island of Lagga Laggas to stay with Father McPhail he has to pretend to be Jewish so as not to get caught up in the religious animosity between the father and his opposite number Enoch Mcduff,neither of whom seen to be popular amongst the islanders. And when Enoch's daughter Laura claims that her mother was murdered twenty years earlier Hamish's trip turns into a busman's holiday.

The Lochdubh Assassin
Isobel returns to the village from Glasgow with her friend Jean and jean's teen-aged tearaway nephew Frankie. They are soon followed by a trio of heavies led by Tam Flood,whom Frankie has antagonized and take shelter in the funeral parlour with Lachie. Tam's gang may be a menacing presence but Hamish cannot arrest them until they have committed a crime. Cue TV John to start the ball rolling to get one over on the visitors by reviving the legend of Wee McPhee.

The Good Thief
The time has come for the annual singing contest between Lochdubh's Stag Bar and the rival Dunbracken Arms. Young Frankie is revealed to have the voice of an angel and so the villagers look to him to win them the Willie McPhee trophy as best singer. however trouble appears in the shape of Tusker Gray,a friend of - and bad influence on - Frankie from Glasgow,who threatens to undermine the whole show. Hamish has to find Tusker's little secret to persuade him to let the show go on.

The Trouble with Rory
When part of the local school burns down Esme is horrified to learn that not only do the council not intend rebuilding it but that her boyfriend Rory knew this all along and so she begins a high profile media protest,helped by Isobel. As far as Hamish is concerned the fall-out is the least of his concerns as it looks as if there is an arsonist in the village,whom he must find before any more damage is done.

More Than a Game
The annual shinty match against neighboring Dunbracken looms. If Dunbracken win, they will have won 20 games on the trot and will thus keep the trophy permanently. Loch Dubh are confident this time they'll win. But... Lachie Jnr as goalkeeper is mainstay of the team but he falls out with Lachie Snr, coach, and quits. Lachie Snr is distracted by the arrival of a new lady in his life.

Destiny: Part 1
TV John receives an unwelcome visitor,his criminal brother,the one-eyed,one-armed and one-legged Kenneth McIver,sprung from a South American jail by eccentric millionaire Torquil McFarquar. Torquil has heard that the original Stone of Destiny is in the Lochdubh area and,being an avid collector of all things Scottish,wants it for himself. As Kenneth and his accomplice,hypnotist Ava Grimm,arrive in the village,John has his own grim foreboding of impending doom.

Destiny: Part 2
Ava and Kenneth steal the Stone of Destiny, and disappear,along with T V John. Hamish organizes the villagers into a search party and they set off across the moorlands in pursuit, ultimately helped by the ghosts of Scotland's past. However,whilst Hamish and Isobel end up - literally - falling for each other,sadly T V John's vision of a death comes true.. Cast
Robert Carlyle...Hamish Macbeth (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
Ralph Riach...TV John McIver / ... (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
Brian Pettifer...Rory Campbell / ... (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
Stuart Davids...Lachie McCrae Jr. / ... (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
Anne Lacey...Esme Murray (20 episodes, 1995-1997)
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)
Additional Information
Brand: Hamish Macbeth
Run Time: About 15 1/2 Hours
Region: Region 1
Special Features: Hamish Macbeth
ISBN: 794051414427

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Great characters, scenery
We have enjoyed each of the episodes.
Great scenery
Lovable, humorous characters - delightful stories
Review by Rosie6; Muskoka, ON, Canada (Posted on 3/2/2016)
only one problem
On disc 2 of season 3 the episode The Trouble with Rory jammed at the last ten minutes, and I could not access it no matters what I tried. The rest of the series was excellent. Well written and well acted.
Review by ladyivanor; Bridgeport, CT (Posted on 1/26/2016)
Great title!
Very entertaining! Interesting episodes with gorgeous scenery. I wish there had been a fourth series.
Review by MikiS; Cleveland, OH, United States (Posted on 8/27/2015)
I love the Hamish Macbeth books, and was looking forward to these videos. These aren't murder mysteries, but seem to be just one hour stories made up by the tv series creator, and aren't at all based on the books, and done on a shoe-string budget.

I found they were quite old (from the '90s), and none of the characters in the book were named the same as, or even resembled those in the show except the doctor. And the guy playing Macbeth, his attempts to look sad or upset were comical.

Wish they would make some movie length Macbeth shows with better actors, and stick more to the books. I like the Morse, Lewis, Father Brown series.
Review by MMreader; TX, United States (Posted on 5/11/2015)
Hamish MacBeth
I can assure you, it is a exciting and joyful programme. We watched the series years ago on TV, and we can well remember how much we loved the show. The actors were topnotch, and the stories were both interesting and exciting. The dialect is beautiful, given the locaton of the series, and though we are Canadian and Canadian-born, we could well understand what was spoken, as should any English Canadian-speaking person. Enjoy this drama with a wee Dram!
Review by Robinsnest; Cumberland, Ottawa, ON, Canada (Posted on 4/28/2015)
Not up to the book standard
After reading a number of the Hamish Macbeth books we were disappointed in the DVD's, particularly that one of the discs would not play.
Review by avidwatcher2; (Posted on 1/17/2015)
I love it!
I watched every episode of the show and will be purchasing this set. I'm an American but had no problem understanding the accent. When visiting Scotland, we went out of our way to visit Plockton, the lovely little town where the show is set. I love the show, have read all the books and will now be able to watch it at my pleasure.
Review by TexasOlTimer; Central Texas (Posted on 12/3/2014)
Hamish Macbeth
Another reviewer suggested purchasing just one season to see if you like it before purchasing Seasons 2 & 3. I originally bought Season 1 and then bought Season 2. Now I want to buy Season 3 and BBC America won't sell just Season 3. If I want Season 3, I need to buy all three seasons. Why would I want two copies of Season 1 & 2? Keep that in mind. You might end up like me with no Season 3.
Review by Sookieplume; Fort Wayne, IN, United States (Posted on 8/30/2014)
Almost Needs Subtitles
I purchased this as it looked like an appealing, quirky show. And, it is! The scripts, the actors are all top-notch. But the problem is that they all speak in an authentic scottish accent that my American ears (and my wife's) simply cannot decipher more than maybe 70% with the sound way up. Way up because beyond the dialect problem the soundtrack has been mastered rather soft. We have watched the first to seasons, will watch number three and will buy four if it becomes available. But if you are not good with accents or have any problems at all hearing I would advise you to buy just one season first to see (or hear) if this is for you!
Review by Thothamon; Bethpage, NY, United States (Posted on 12/11/2013)