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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?


Tom Baker described his character of Donald MacDonald as "a combination of an old George Clooney with a touch of the ghost of Hamlet's father and a bit of Vanessa Feltz". 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 »


Donald Ulyses MacDonald: I do have a way with the ladies, Lexie! It's my burden!
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5 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am now home all day with my toddler and I told myself I would never descend to watching soap operas. However, I became totally hooked on this show when BBC America began running it at 5:00 pm. It has romance, hunks to look at (as well as gorgeous natural scenery) and also melodrama...but it is certainly many cuts above a "soap". The quirky characters are so much fun to watch. This show has some of the feel of Northern Exposure...but, as an Anglophile, I feel it is even more appealing.

I really came to look forward to unwinding with this show near the end of each busy afternoon. More please!

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