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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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(seasons 1-3) | (seasons 4-7)

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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 »


Ewan Brodie: Check that bread out, Paul, local supplier wants to start again.
Paul Bowman-MacDonald: [Paul attempts to cut the burnt, hard, black bread] We used to drive tanks made out of this!
Ewan Brodie: Makes sense to buy from a local!
[Paul chucks the bread in the bin]
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I love this show!
29 August 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I love this show. Compared to all of the trash that's on TV right now, this one is a breath of fresh air. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous. I love it when they show the beautiful views of the loch. This is definitely a place I'd love to live. I think Hector and Killwillie are hilarious together and Molly is simply delightful. Lexie is a real spitfire and Duncan is so sweet and innocent. Golly is quite a man and I adore Archie and can't wait to watch his weekly adventures. I plan on buying this DVD ASAP because I will watch it over and over. Monarch of the Glen is a great series that I hope will not end anytime soon. Keep the refreshing characters coming and the breathtaking scenery!!!!!!

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