7 Monarch of the Glen. Popular Scottish television drama series broadcast on BBC 1 between 2000 and 2005. It is set on a highland estate and is more comedic than Downton Abbey. The MacDonalds of Glenbogle are rather more down at heel than the occupants of Downton Abbey. Created by Michael Chaplin and based loosely on the highland novels (1941-1954) of Compton Mackenzie..