Monarch of the Glen (2000–2005)

Episode #1.4 

A genealogist comes to Glenbogle looking for the rightful heir to the Ballantine clan. Meanwhile, he reveals a secret tie between the MacDonald family and Katrina.


Edward Bennett


Niall Leonard, Compton MacKenzie ("Highland" novels) | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
David Ashton David Ashton ... Harold Xavier
Alastair Mackenzie ... Archie MacDonald
Dawn Steele ... Lexie McTavish
Hamish Clark ... Duncan McKay
Richard Briers ... Hector MacDonald
Susan Hampshire ... Molly MacDonald
Lorraine Pilkington Lorraine Pilkington ... Katrina Finlay
Paul Goodwin Paul Goodwin ... Alan Smythe
Alexander Morton ... Golly Mackenzie
Jon Morrison Jon Morrison ... Pearce
Robert W. Carr Robert W. Carr ... Johnston (as Robert Carr)
Paul Samson Paul Samson ... Mechanic


Harold Xavier returns to Glenbogle after a 25 year absence. He is a genealogist and has returned to check the records for the Ballantine clan and to deliver a bequest to the rightful heir. Duncan's grandmother may have been part of that family and he's now convinced that he is going to become a laird in his own right. While digging the records out of the attic, Archie finds a case belonging to the family's onetime cook who turns out to have been Katina's mother. Her diary reveals a long hidden secret that suggests Katrina may be part of the family and results in Molly moving out of the house. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Drama | Romance




Release Date:

19 March 2000 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


The ruined castle on a small island where Katrina learns who "H" is, is in Loch an Eilein on the Rothiemurchus Estate near Aviemore in the Cairngorms. The name means "Lake of the Island", and the castle once belonged to the "Wolf of Badenoch". See more »


[first lines]
Archie: Hello.
Xavier: Oh, sorry, I... I was, uh, just driving down. I stopped to admire the view.
Archie: Ah, so you must have seen the sign on the main road.
Xavier: Sign?
Archie: Glenbogle Bed and Breakfast.
Xavier: Bed and Breakfast. Times have changed around here.
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