Monarch of the Glen (2000–2005)

Episode #2.4 

While Archie would rather forget the fact that it is his birthday, the family is determined to organize a secret surprise party. At the same time, Hector plants an article in the local magazine to help him in his quest to marry Archie off.


Richard Signy


Patrick Wilde, Michael Chaplin (creator) | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Briers ... Hector MacDonald
Dawn Steele ... Lexie McTavish
Alastair Mackenzie ... Archie MacDonald
Susan Hampshire ... Molly MacDonald
Alexander Morton ... Golly Mackenzie
Hamish Clark ... Duncan McKay
Jason O'Mara ... Fergal MacClure
Lorraine Pilkington Lorraine Pilkington ... Katrina Finlay
Stewart McLean Stewart McLean ... Gordon
Annabel Reid Annabel Reid ... Twin #1
Jennifer Ryding Jennifer Ryding ... Twin #2
Niall Buggy Niall Buggy ... Kieran Conway
Phil McCall Phil McCall ... Tosh MacKellan
Flora Montgomery ... Tanya Conway
Carole Cassidy Carole Cassidy ... Maureen MacLean


Archie's 30th birthday is at hand and while he would just as soon let the day pass like any other, the family is planning a surprise party to mark the occasion. Hector also has his own plans for Archie, deciding that the time has come for his son to marry and produce an heir to the line. An article in a magazine describing Archie as the most eligible bachelor in Scotland will, he hopes, do the trick. Archie will have nothing to do with it, that is until he meets Tonya Conway who along with her father, drops in to visit him. She immediately realizes that Archie is in love with Katrina. Archie doesn't realize however that Tanya and her father are hiding something. As well, Katrina and Fergal are still seeing each other. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy | Drama | Romance




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28 January 2001 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


Katrina: I think you deserve a reward.
Fergal MacClure: Ahh, and what did you have in mind?
Katrina: [they laugh] Hmmm, coffee?
Fergal MacClure: Well, I've a million things to do. You can thank me another time - without MI5 observing us.
[Katrina turns round to see 20 of her school children watching the pair]
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