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Alan Badel ...
 Count of Monte Cristo / ... (1 episode)
Natasha Parry ...
 Mercedes (1 episode)
Morris Perry ...
 Danglars (1 episode)
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 DeVillefort (1 episode)
Rosalie Crutchley ...
 Madame Danglars (1 episode)
Anna Palk ...
 Valentine (1 episode)
Valerie Sarruf ...
 Haydee (1 episode)
John Baker ...
 Footman (1 episode)
Barry Boys ...
 Chateau-Renaud (1 episode)
David Calderisi ...
 Jacapo (1 episode)
Edward de Souza ...
 Maximillian (1 episode)
Donald Eccles ...
 Thomson (1 episode)
Patricia English ...
 Mme. de Villefort (1 episode)
Gary Hope ...
 Lucien Debray (1 episode)
Richard Kay ...
 Benedette (1 episode)
Cyril Shaps ...
 Bertuccio (1 episode)
Roy Stewart ...
 Ali (1 episode)
Andre Van Gyseghem ...
 President (1 episode)
Jerome Willis ...
 Beauchamp (1 episode)
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A TV adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbé Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad. The Abbé tells Edmond of a fantastic treasure hidden away on a tiny island, that only he knows the location of. After many years in prison, the old Abbé dies, and Edmond escapes disguised as the dead body. Now free, Edmond must find the treasure the Abbé told him of, so he can use the new-found wealth to exact revenge on those who have wronged him. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A superb production
15 November 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have just started re-reading 'The Count of Monte Cristo for the first time for more than 30 years, and find, as I read, sharp reminders of the wonderful BBC Sunday Serial from 1964. In fact, Alan Badel's charismatic performance as the Count still remains my foremost image of the character. As I recall, even as a child, performance values were excellent, with fine period detail, dialogue which didn't sound like a novelette, a real ability to tell the story and wonderful performances from some great actors. I found the IMDb site by searching the Internet for a possible copy of the serial, and reiterate with other contributors, that if anyone can trace such a copy, it should be made available to a new audience. In passing, the BBC serialisation of 'The Three Musketeers', from roughly the same time, also had a similar blend of fine acting, period detail and story telling, with Jeremy Brett the ultimate D'Artagnan. Another classic that would be well worth re-issuing.


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