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Monarch of the Glen (2000–2005)

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Archie MacDonald, a young restaurateur is called back to his childhood home of Glenbogle where he is told he is the new Laird of Glenbogle.


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Series cast summary:
Alexander Morton ...
 Golly Mackenzie / ... (64 episodes, 2000-2005)
Susan Hampshire ...
 Molly MacDonald / ... (60 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Duncan McKay (53 episodes, 2000-2005)
Dawn Steele ...
 Lexie McTavish / ... (51 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Archie MacDonald (43 episodes, 2000-2003)
 Paul Bowman / ... (28 episodes, 2002-2005)
 Hector MacDonald (27 episodes, 2000-2005)


SPOILER: Archie MacDonald, carving out a life for himself as a restaurateur in London, finds himself called back to his home in the Scottish Highlands to assume his role as The Laird of Glenbogle and get the 40,000 acre estate back on its feet. No matter the romantic interest and all the emotional undercurrents as the young Laird Archie wrestles the Glenbogle estate into the 21st century. Justine, Archie's girlfriend has competition from local school Headmistress Katrina and cook Lexie battle for the Laird's heart. Whilst Archie has to cope with his eccentric parents Molly and Hector and their friend and neighbor Kilwillie. 5 years later, Archie's half-brother Paul Bowman comes to Glenbogle, and becomes Laird of Glenbogle, whilst Archie and his new wife Lexie leave for New Zealand. He has many romantic interests including farmer Isobel Anderson, neighbor Lucy Ford, brewery chairwoman Amanda MacLeish and shepherdess Iona Maclean. Paul has to control the wacky duo of Uncle Donald, the ... Written by Lieke@the-friends-experience.zzn.com & tReynard Pictures

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Release Date:

1 January 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Karl för sin kilt  »

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Did You Know?


Kirstin Smith rejected a part in "Monarch of the Glen" (presumably Amy MacDonald) because filming clashed with her university exams. See more »


The details of Hector's history as a laird are altered throughout the series. For example, in the first episode of the series he claims to be the 14th laird of Glenbogle but in the 6th season he is referred to as the 23rd. See more »


Isobel Anderson: You don't know what it is to let your hair down, do you?
Paul Bowman: Don't I?
Isobel Anderson: Well, when was the last time you went for something you really wanted and not something you had to?
[Paul kisses Isobel]
Paul Bowman: I'd better go...
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Referenced in Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps: Fish (2003) See more »

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A warm, engaging program
5 October 2002 | by (Hoover, Alabama) – See all my reviews

An absolutely "must see" program. Warm, funny, and romantic, this is a show that renews one's faith in the human condition. You soon care about the characters and want them succeed personally and professionally. With all the gratuitous violence and sex rampant throughout television today it's encouraging to see a program the whole family can enjoy.

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