The Scarlet Pimpernel

Season 1 Episode 1

The Scarlet Pimpernel

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Jan 24, 1999 on BBC
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In 1793, the terror of the French Revolution is at its height, and the guillotines are busy. But a mysterious figure is staging daring rescues, and Citizen Chauvelin, the head of the Central Committee of Surveillance, is determined to discover his true identity, and uses a number of informants, including the popular actress Minette Roland.moreless

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  • What a superb way to begin this amazing piece of television.

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    The French Revolution is at its height and Maximillian Robespierre and his "Committee for Public Safety" are sentencing people to death by guillotine by the hundreds for real or imagined crimes. One man and his loyal band of follwers, known only as 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' is fighting the horrors as best they can by getting as many innocent French aristocrats out of the country and safely to England as possible. The French would give anything to know his identity and capture him; they know only that he is a 'M'Lord and has money and connections. What they DON'T know is that he is Sir Percival Blakeney, friend of the Prince of Wales, married to a French woman and considered by most to be a blithering idiot. In reality, Sir Percy is extremely bright, quick witted, fearless, calculating and organised, except in public where he plays the fool so well that nobody knows the truth except those truly close to him, not even his wife.



    There have been several adaptations of the book of the same name. In my opinion, this one is the best and a must-see if you like drama and excellent acting at their very best.moreless
Emilia Fox

Emilia Fox

Minette Roland

Guest Star

Pascal Langdale

Pascal Langdale

Armand St Just

Guest Star

Dominic Mafham

Dominic Mafham

James Danby

Guest Star

Gerard Murphy

Gerard Murphy

Planchet

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