Monarch of the Glen (2000–2005)

Episode #4.2 

Someone seems to be sabotaging the Wild Life Centre. Meanwhile Archie's intolerable godmother Isabel has come to stay for a while and a young stranger named Esme has been hired to help Irene with the cleaning around the estate.


Richard Stroud (as Rick Stroud)


Michael Chaplin (series creator), Mark Holloway | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview:
Hamish Clark ... Duncan McKay
Katrina Rose Smith Katrina Rose Smith ... Esme
Dawn Steele ... Lexie McTavish
Rebecca Lacey ... Irene Stuart
Alastair Mackenzie ... Archie MacDonald
Alexander Morton ... Golly Mackenzie
Susan Hampshire ... Molly MacDonald
Andrew Loudon Andrew Loudon ... Gavin
Julian Fellowes ... Kilwillie
Phyllida Law ... Isobel Hogg
Angus Lennie ... Badger
Michael Elder Michael Elder ... Projectionist


Archie is now out to get a grant for the new wildlife centre but the final decision rests with his godmother, Isobel Hogg, whom Molly despises. She hasn't seen Archie since he was about 10 years old and her abrupt manner doesn't give him much hope. Molly finds a way to help out. Archie and Golly's relationship continues to deteriorate when the Laird asks him to move out of the cottage he has lived in for 25 years. He also accuses Golly of spray painting the road signs leading to the new centre. The culprit lies elsewhere. A new member of the staff is taken on when a young hitchhiker, Esme, arrives looking for work. Duncan takes an immediate shine to her and arranges to go on a date but in trying to get Golly and Alice to join them he manages to arrange a date for himself with both women. Fitzwillie decides that if he is to win Molly he must improve his physical conditioning and hires a personal trainer, Gavin, to help him reach his goal of losing two stone. When Molly meets the ... Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Drama | Romance




Release Date:

8 September 2002 (UK) See more »

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Archie MacDonald: Mother, Kilwillie was one of Father's best friends.
Molly MacDonald: No dear, they played golf together. That is quite different.
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References Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) See more »

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