Monarch of the Glen

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Monarch of the Glen
Premiere February 27, 2000
Finale October 23, 2005
Creator Michael Chaplin
Network BBC
Style 60-minute drama
Company Ecosse Films
Seasons 7
Episodes 63 + 1 special
Origin UK

Monarch of the Glen is a drama, set in the fictional Glenbogle estate of the Scottish highlands. Archie MacDonald is a young entrepreneur living in London, on the verge of opening his own restaurant with his girlfriend Justine, when he receives a call from his mother Molly, back home in Scotland, informing him that his aging father Hector has had an accident and he needs to come home at once. After arriving home, he is shocked and annoyed to discover, that while his father is indeed not well and did have an accident, albeit minor, it was merely a ruse to get him home to take over the management of the estate. He finds that the place is falling into disrepair and is facing bankruptcy. Now he has to decide whether to abandon his dream of running his own restaurant or to save Glenbogle, his childhood home.

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Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Richard Briers Hector MacDonald 1 2 3
Susan Hampshire Molly MacDonald 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Alastair Mackenzie Archie MacDonald 1 2 3 4 5
Dawn Steele Lexie McTavish/MacDonald 1 2 3 4 5 6
Hamish Clark Duncan McKay 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Alexander Morton Golly MacKenzie 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Lorraine Pilkington Katrina Finlay 1 2 3 4
Lloyd Owen Paul Bowman 4 5 6 7
Season numbers in red indicate a recurring or guest role in that season.
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Julian Fellowes Kilwillie 1 2 3 4 5 7
Alexandra Gilbreath Stella Moon 3
Rae Hendrie Jessica McCrae 3 5 6 7
Paul Freeman Andrew Booth 4 5
Martin Compston Ewan Brodie 5 6 7
Simone Lahbib Isobel Anderson 6
Tom Baker Donald 6 7

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
BBC
Season One February 27, 2000 April 16, 2000 8
Season Two January 7, 2001 February 25, 2001 8
Season Three November 4, 2001 January 20, 2002 11
Season Four September 1, 2002 November 3, 2002 10
Season Five September 28, 2003 December 28, 2003 10 + 1
Season Six September 19, 2004 November 21, 2004 10
Season Seven September 18, 2005 October 23, 2005 6

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DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets: Region 2
Series 1-7 October 16, 2006 22

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Series One December 27, 2002 2

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Series Two May 5, 2003 2

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Series Three 4

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Series Four (Part 1) December 29, 2003 2

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Series Four (Part 2) December 29, 2003 2

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Series Five (Part 1) December 27, 2004 2

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Series Five (Part 2) December 27, 2004 2

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Series Six (Part 1) October 10, 2005 2

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Series Six (Part 2) October 10, 2005 2

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Series Seven April 3, 2006 1

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