Monarch of the Glen

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  • TV-14
  • 2000
  • 7 Seasons
  • 7.7  (3,751)

Monarch of the Glen is a heartwarming British drama series that aired on BBC America from 2000 to 2005. Set in the stunning Scottish Highlands, the story centers around the eccentric Lachlan family, who own and reside in the beautiful Glenbogle estate. The patriarch of the family, Hector Lachlan (Richard Briers), has recently passed away, leaving his son Archie (Alastair Mackenzie) to take over as the new laird, or monarch, of the glen.

Archie, who has been away from home for years working as a London restaurateur, returns to Glenbogle with his girlfriend, Justine (Lorraine Pilkington), and quickly realizes that his new role is not going to be an easy one. The estate is in financial ruin, his family is dysfunctional, and the local villagers are not exactly welcoming to an outsider. Despite these challenges, Archie is determined to make things work and restore the glory of Glenbogle.

Assisting Archie in his new role is his childhood friend Golly (Alexander Morton), who is the estate manager and has been working alongside the Lachlan family for years. Other notable characters include Archie's free-spirited half-sister, Lexie (Dawn Steele), who has a penchant for getting into trouble and causing chaos wherever she goes, and the matriarch of the family, Molly (Susan Hampshire), who is a bit of a snob but ultimately has a heart of gold.

Throughout the series, Archie and his family must navigate a variety of challenges, both personal and professional, while also dealing with the day-to-day trials of running an estate in the Scottish Highlands. From dealing with difficult neighbors to keeping the estate's finances in order, each episode brings new hurdles for the Lachlan family to overcome.

One particularly notable aspect of the show is its stunning scenery and use of the Scottish Highlands as a backdrop. The show makes great use of the natural beauty of the region, showcasing everything from rolling hills and majestic mountains to tranquil lochs and sprawling forests. Of course, the grandeur of Glenbogle itself is also a major part of the show's appeal, with its imposing but beautiful grand hall, sprawling grounds, and vast woodlands.

As the series progresses, Archie and the rest of the Lachlan family must also grapple with personal issues, including romantic entanglements, family feuds, and long-held secrets that threaten to tear them apart. Despite their flaws and foibles, however, the Lachlans are a lovable and endearing bunch, and viewers will find themselves rooting for them to overcome their challenges and come out on top.

Overall, Monarch of the Glen is a charming and entertaining drama series that offers a glimpse into the world of Scottish aristocracy, while also exploring themes of family, friendship, and love. Full of humor, heart, and a healthy dose of Scottish charm, it's a series that is sure to delight viewers of all ages.

Monarch of the Glen is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (64 episodes). The series first aired on February 27, 2000.

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Episode 6
6. Episode 6
Life at Glenbogle seems to be over for the MacDonald's, when Molly gets a visit from the after-life. The house is up for sale and it may be too late for Paul to save it from a hostile buyer.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
A tree blight threatens the forests of Glenbogle but help comes in the shape of tree surgeon Malcolm McRae. To Paul's dismay he is Iona's ex. Jess takes part in the Ghillie's annual challenge, a gruelling test of skill, strength and endurance.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
Does Glenbogle have it's own Loch Monster? Paul is sceptical until he has a mysterious vision. The scientists arrive to investigate and Ewan discovers he has real flair for business.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
Paul's dreams to turn Glenbogle in to a luxury hotel are severely tested by the ultra demanding investor Viktor Zinchenko and his spoiled wife; will the MacDonald's make the grade?
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
The house is thrown into upheaval when Paul's god-daughter Amy arrives, and chaos follows. Paul's old enemy Tam Cooper returns to the Glen and tries to do damage to the MacDonald's - surprisingly it's Amy who comes to the rescue.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
Paul can't pay for the repairs to his Tenants' crofts and clashes with beautiful Iona, their new Chairperson. Golly has to decide whether he is able to look after his baby boy on his own.
Where to Watch Monarch of the Glen
Monarch of the Glen is available for streaming on the BBC America website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Monarch of the Glen on demand at , Crackle, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 27, 2000
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (3,751)