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Monarch of the Glen 

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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Michael Chaplin
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Alexander Morton ...  Golly Mackenzie / ... 64 episodes, 2000-2005
Susan Hampshire ...  Molly MacDonald 60 episodes, 2000-2005
Hamish Clark ...  Duncan McKay 53 episodes, 2000-2005
Dawn Steele ...  Lexie McTavish / ... 51 episodes, 2000-2004
Alastair Mackenzie ...  Archie MacDonald 43 episodes, 2000-2003
Lloyd Owen ...  Paul Bowman / ... 28 episodes, 2002-2005
Richard Briers ...  Hector MacDonald 27 episodes, 2000-2005
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Karl för sin kilt See more »

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Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Lorraine Pilkington (who plays Katrina Finlay) married series director Simon Massey. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Isobel Anderson: I'm more of a Highlander than you'll ever be, Mr. Bowman.
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Funny in a quiet kind of way
19 September 2004 | by amabiliscasaSee all my reviews

Monarch of the Glen is a quiet kind of comedy, with a good helping of drama, a bit of sly, smirky humor and a pinch of sentimentality. It doesn't seem to be widely accepted, probably because there is no sex or violence. Sheesh, I can't even remember hearing a four letter word. The characters are real, they are funny and the show is engaging. One of the nice things about this show is that everyone gets a chance to shine - not just the young attractive leads. Golly, middle-aged and gray, is actually portrayed as cool! (Gasp!) Molly, the mother, is viewed as attractive - she has a life beyond being the mother. Even the "servant types" have their bits. It's not rock solid, Monarch does get a little "soap opera-y" every now and then, what with a missing daughter or brother turning up, but it's a far better thing to watch than most of the rubbish on the tube today.


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