The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)

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During the turmoil of the French Revolution, English aristocrat Percy Blakeney, often aided by his League of friends, secretly undertakes various daring missions as the Scarlet Pimpernel.

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 Sir Percy Blakeney / ... (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Robespierre (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Planchet (5 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Prince of Wales / ... (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Arturo Mazarini / ... (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Fisher (4 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Sir William Wetherby (3 episodes, 2000)
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 Marguerite Blakeney / ... (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Sir Andrew Ffoulkes (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Chauvelin (3 episodes, 1999)
Beth Goddard ...
 Lady Suzanne Ffoulkes / ... (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Fumier (3 episodes, 1999)
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During the turmoil of the French Revolution, English aristocrat Percy Blakeney, often aided by his League of friends, secretly undertakes various daring missions as the Scarlet Pimpernel.

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The Scarlet Pimpernel was filmed in Prague, Czech Republic, for its resemblance to 18th century Paris (and absence of satellite dishes). See more »

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Percy Blakeney: They seek him here.
Prine of Wales: They seek him there.
Percy Blakeney: Those Frenchies seek him everywhere.
Prince of Wales: Is he in heaven?
Percy Blakeney: Or is he in hell? That damned elusive Pimpernel!
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Opinion of the actors, dialogue and hope for more.
27 February 1999 | by (Edinburgh, U.K.) – See all my reviews

One of the best period dramas produced for a while. The dialogue was excellent and witty. Scenery and costume seemed true to time. Altogether an excellent mini series that left you hoping for more. The actors were well cast, Martin Shaw making an excellent but likeable villain, Elizabeth McGovern a very serene Lady Blakeny and Richard E Grant as Sir Percy was just magic. My congratulations to the script writers who wrote the dialogue, the words I will remember - Sir Percy to Sir Andrew in Episode 2 "Ain't life exciting" and Lady Blakeny to Sir Andrew also in the same episode "the hypocrisy of the English tongue". Please let us hope there is more to come after all the Baroness wrote 12 books.


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