From Ginny Pisciotta
Author: BBC Scotland
Monarch of the glen [videorecording DVD]
Monarch of the Glen is a highly addictive, delightful series from BBC Scotland. There are seven series, which can be borrowed separately or all together depending on the library.
The series begins with Archie MacDonald, a young restaurateur, being tricked by his family into returning home to Glenbogle, the family estate in the Scottish Highlands, which is in financial ruin. He stays to try to make Glenbogle viable again. The show is enhanced by breathtaking scenery, and includes a wacky but ever-changing cast of characters. Though many of the stories are serious, the series manages to remain humorous and lighthearted. Sometimes you will find yourself laughing out loud. Episodes include romance, business, heartache, family problems, community issues, class differences, and lots of scheming. When you turn on an episode and hear the familiar theme song, you will feel like you are home again with your new family and friends in the highlands. Eventually you will begin to think that maybe real men do wear kilts.