Monarch Of The Glen: Series 4 - Part 1 [VHS] 
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After the ultimely demise of Hector, Molly has been to Africa trying to get away from it all. She returns to the stately Glenbogle to discover that Archie has a new vision for the estate wolves! But the wild animals are not the only newcomers to the estate which cause problems. Archie appoints a new housekeeper as a surprise for his fiancée, Lexie unfortunately she feels undermined and overwhelmed by the gesture. The marriage plans are in jeopardy, the two women are fighting so Archie delivers Lexie an ultimatum choose her future, to remain as a cook or become the Lairds wife.
This 22-disc box set contains series one through to seven of the BBC drama based on the Highland novels by Compton Mackenzie following 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 he reluctantly decides to stay on to help turn things around. --This text refers to the DVD edition.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are a fan of the series then this is a good buy as it contains all the episodes. Nothing really to do with the actual programme but each disc has an introduction and a... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Trekka
Series 1-3 were the best, but i still enjoyed all 7 series.Published 19 days ago by Johnny Tengesdal
I really don't know how I managed to watch all 60-plus episodes. It started off well enough and there are some good actors in there but there are also some really bad examples of... Read morePublished 5 months ago by E. Moore