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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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7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2005   2004   2003   2002   2001   2000  
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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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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Alastair Mackenzie (Archie MacDonald) & Anna Wilson-Jones (Justine Thatcher) also worked together on episode 1.1, Black Mirror: The National Anthem (2011), of Black Mirror (2011) as Martin & Jane Callow respectively. 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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Connections

Referenced in Blankety Blank: Episode #16.2 (2001) See more »

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Wish this was still on
5 April 2006 | by roy-204See 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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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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