Monarch of the Glen

Season 5 Episode 11

Hogmanay Special

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 28, 2003 on BBC
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Hogmanay Special
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Things go bump in the night as the MacDonald family prepares to celebrate Hogmanay with tales of ghostly goings-on at Glenbogle House. In this unique episode Monarch favourites Susan Hampshire, Dawn Steele, Alexander Morton and Lloyd Owen each take on dual roles as they go back in time to the 19th century to appear as faces from Glenbogle's colourful past. With the New Year's preparations in full swing, Golly sets the scene with a spooky story of Mad Malcolm - a ghost that haunts Glenbogle at Hogmanay. Paul is initially sceptical about the existence of ghosts and ghouls but, when the contents of a mysterious chest cause him to dream of his great grandfather, Bertie, he changes his mind. As past meets present, Paul discovers a strange link to his family heritage which looks set to change his future forever. Thirsty for knowledge of his family's secret past, Paul investigates the MacDonald family records and learns that Bertie was killed in the Boer War. Viewers are transported back in time as Bertie's family struggles to come to terms with his death. Meanwhile - amateur ghost hunter Ian Body and his daughter, Becky arrive at Glenbogle to unreavel the mystery surrounding the ghostly spectre of Mad Malcome. Ian and Duncan immediately rub each other up the wrong way, and Duncan decides to pull some supernatural pranks on his unsuspecting visitors. But Jess and Ewan also have some tricks up their sleeves. Molly isn't in the mood to celebrate the New Year after Lexie reveals Archie's plans for the future. She turns to her trusted friend and confidant, Golly, for emotional support and guidance. And, despite unravelling the truth behind his family, Paul is still uneasy about his future at Glenbogle and wonders whether he'll ever feel truly at home there.moreless

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