Hamish Macbeth. Hamish Macbeth (Robert Carlyle)
Hamish Macbeth

Hamish Macbeth

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 1995 - 1997
  • 20 episodes (3 series)

Robert Carlyle stars as a policeman in a sleepy Highland village. Assisted by his terrier, Wee Jock, he has to deal with baffling mysteries and a complex love life. Also features Ralph Riach, Barbara Rafferty, Stuart McGugan, Jimmy Yuill, Stuart Davids and more.

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Series 2, Episode 1 - A Perfectly Simple Explanation

Hamish's reputation is undermined when he is denounced as the devil incarnate.

Broadcast details

Sunday 24th March 1996
50 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Wednesday 28th February 2024 3:00pm Drama
Friday 1st March 2024 2:00am Drama

Cast & crew

Robert Carlyle Hamish Macbeth
Ralph Riach TV John
Barbara Rafferty Agnes
Stuart McGugan Barney
Stuart Davids Lachie Jnr
Brian Pettifer Rory
Anne Lacey Esme
Duncan Duff Doc Brown
David Ashton Maj. Roddy Maclean
Shirley Henderson Isobel
Billy Riddoch Lachlan
Guest cast
Rab Christie Jimmy Soutar
Valerie Gogan Alex
Dolina MacLennan Flora
Philip Jackson Malachi McBean
Brian Alexander Jubel
Juliet Cadzow Bethsheba McBean
Ron Donachie Zoot Macpherrin
Laurie Ventry Rev. Snow
Ronnie Letham Peter the Fireman
Iain McColl Neil the Bus
Writing team
Daniel Boyle Writer
Ming Ho Script Editor
Production team
Nicholas Renton Director
Deirdre Keir Producer
Andrea Calderwood Executive Producer
Trevor Davies Executive Producer
Scott Meek Executive Producer
Kevin Lester Editor
Jim Grant Production Designer
Julia Duff Casting Director
Fred Tammes Director of Photography
Mike O'Neill Costume Designer
Barbara Southcott Make-up Designer
Robert McCann Make-up Designer
John Lunn Composer
Tim Lewis 1st Assistant Director

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