Count of Monte Cristo (1964– )

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Simply the Best.
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I have been trying to get a copy of this wonderful series, after following it on the Beeb many years ago, but without success. I sympathize with the person who said that they had missed some of the episodes. This version was so true to the book and its complicated plot that it would have been difficult to follow unless one watched it in its entirety. Having seen serialized versions and movies, even the French one with Gerard Depardieu, I feel that none of them compare with this old BBC version. Many of them are not true to the original story, and certainly none of the actors have the charisma of Alan Badel. He had an amazing voice and a magnetism that was so perfectly suited to the role of Edmund Dantes.


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