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Monarch Of The Glen - Complete Series 1-7 Box Set [DVD] [2000]

Tom Baker , Richenda Carey , Edward Bennett , Simon Massey    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
Price: 39.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • Actors: Tom Baker, Richenda Carey, Kirsty Mitchell, Kellyanne Farquhar, Martin Compston
  • Directors: Edward Bennett, Simon Massey, A.J. Quinn, Richard Signy, Marcus D.F. White
  • Producers: Paddy Higson, Stephen Garwood, Nick Pitt, Jeremy Gwilt
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 22
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2entertain
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Oct 2006
  • Run Time: 3150 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,774 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Complete collection of popular TV drama based on the novels of Compton McKenzie. Archie MacDonald, (Alastair MacKenzie) a budding London restaurateur, receives word from his home in the Highlands that his father Hector (Richard Briers) has been taken ill. Archie returns home to discover the family estate in dire trouble and is hoodwinked into staying on. A never-ending series of obstacles including indignant employees, his mother Molly's (Susan Hampshire) gambling debts, the eventual death of his father, affairs of the heart with Lexie (Dawn Steele) and parsimonious city bankers intent on foreclosure dog his every step.

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Starring: Richard Briers, Susan Hampshire, Alastair MacKenzie, Lorraine Pilkington, Hamish Clark Boxset containing Series One through to Seven of the BBC drama based on the Highland novels by Compton Mackenzie and follows the fortunes of Archie MacDonald who is carving out a life for himself as a restauranteur in London when he is summoned home to the Scottish Highlands after his father, the Laird of Glenbogle, is injured in an accident. Returning home Archie discovers the property is debt ridden and reluctantly decides to stay on to help turn things round.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars King of BBC Programming 14 Nov 2003
By Jus
Sunday evenings became Monarch of the Glen evenings. Cancel all appointments, get 5 work shirts out to be ironed and endulge in some escapism. The Highlands enable such a distraction so very well which, when combined with the jolly-hearted struggles of Archie, Molly et al to keep Glenbogle estate up and running, affords a recipe of end-of-weekend pleasure.
The 4th series is my favourite with the reawakening of Molly's romanticism in the wake of her mourning for Hector and the continuance of the Lexie-Archie love affair. Their jousting over the appointment of a new housekeeper serves as a leitmotiv for future episodes where Lexie's new-found status as wife of the laird introduces some modernism to the running of Glenbogle. Irene (the housekeeper), in turn, becomes the centre of a further wrangle between Golly and the brilliantly-played Duncan. Meanwhile a pack of wolves are brought to the estate to provide some income through tourism but the bullying of the cub of the pack serves only to reignite Molly's loss of her husband.
After a drought of good BBC programming Monarch of the Glen is inspired (if not a wee bit brainless) viewing. Get the spray starch out and get ironing with this very appealing blend of Highland charm for company.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Monarch returns - and is still King 9 Oct 2002
Format:VHS Tape
After a fantatic first series, series two returns us to the magic of Glenbogle, six months on from Justine's return to the estate.
The estate is once again on the verge of ruin, and the eccentric bunch of family and staff must pull together even more to turn it around and save the day.
New arrivals bring new troubles, and the question as to whether Archie will ever find true love is even more prominent.
Richard Briers and Susan Hampshire create even more brilliant scenes, and once again the supporting cast produce a tight performance.
Series two builds on the strong foundations set by series one, and the fun and drama continues as good as ever before, making this perfect family Sunday-night viewing.
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40 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer joy and entertainment 22 Jan 2011
It's simply wonderful to have this most enjoyable and entertaining series in one complete set. I absolutley loved the series when it showed originally on BBC between 200-2005, and a lot of the thrill was waiting each week and wondering what would occur next. But I must say that having been able to watch the series in succession (it's taken me nearly a month of night time viewing just to get to series 6!), I feel part of the Glenbogle family and have been able to experience the joy, laughter, tears, losses and gains along with the characters.

Aside from the ridiculously fantastic price for the entire series, I would reccomend this series to anyone who has not yet seen it. It's simply wonderful. If you can expect constant change, drama and surprise (just like life really is), then the fairytale like charm and idealism of the story will enchant you and get you hooked for years to come - and I say this because I have yet to meet anyone who has not eventually watched the entire series again!

If you did see the series before and have been considering this purchase to see it again, you will surely discover the joy I have of being able to watch the episodes consecutively and it will no doubt crawl into your heart once again and become a very proud placement in your DVD collection, as well as an old friend.

5 proud stars for sheer loveliness :)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Monarch of the Glen, Series 2 1 Dec 2003
High quality television programming is not a lost art. It is alive and well with the producers, directors, writers, cast and support of Monarch of the Glen. Normally, television writers have a good first year, then slowly slide downhill during the following years. Not with this series. Each year continues to get better and better, with all the plot twists and turns that keep you wondering and awaiting what comes next. I haven't met anyone yet who dislikes this program.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 1 Feb 2004
The Highland Drama struck gold again, with this fantastic second half.
Skeletons come out of closets, even for the deceased Hector!
Paul, a new character is introduced dramatically, and romances change everywhere, as Duncans love life takes a turn for the worse, and Mollys greatly improves.
With fantastic actors, a fantastic castle, and the stunning scenery, MOTG really is a delight to watch.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT! 18 Aug 2004
By A Customer
Yet another great series of Monarch of the Glen! With exciting new story Archie and Lexie marry? Does Duncan find love? over 4hours of great episodes and I LOVED every single one. I really would recommend you buy this if you like Monarch. Worth every penny
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68 of 74 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jings, crivvens and help ma boab 1 Mar 2007
By Olivia Blair VINE VOICE
Monarch of the Glen was a television drama, produced by Ecosse Films for BBC Scotland and originally broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom. The series premiered in February 2000, and its seventh and final season was broadcast from September 2005 until October 2005 - with 64 episodes in total.

Monarch of the Glen is loosely based on Compton Mackenzie's Highland Novels, which are set in the same location but in the 1930s and 1940s. The real Monarch of the Glen is a famous Landseer oil that every Scot will be familiar with.

The first five seasons of Monarch of the Glen told the story of young restaurateur, Archie MacDonald, trying to restore his childhood home in the Scottish Highlands, whilst the final two seasons of the show focused on new Laird Paul Bowman trying to modernise the estate. I kind of see it as heartbeat in the Highlands - it had the same vibe and timeslot - although it has a better cast perhaps.
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