The Scarlet Pimpernel

Season 1 Episode 3

The King's Ransom

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Feb 07, 1999 on BBC

Episode Recap

In this third film of the series, The Scarlet Pimpernel is drawn into a mystery which threatens to destroy the French Monarchy forever whilst putting his own life in grave danger. The heir to the French throne – the 10-year-old Dauphin – is under the control of Robespierre but is kidnapped by a sinister masked character. As Sir Percy gets close to witnesses who might identify the Dauphin's kidnapper they are killed before they can reveal the truth. However, all the signs point to the legendary swordsman Chevalier D'Orly – the only person with the skill and strength needed for the daring kidnap.