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)
Gerard Murphy ...
 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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Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998) and Vanity Fair (1998) were both in production at the same time as series one, which made it a challenge for the costume department to locate enough boots and clothing to outfit all the extras. See more »

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Percy: What is a wife but inexplicability in petticoats?
Marguerite: What is a husband but a bully in britches?
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Version of Pimpernel Svensson (1950) See more »

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Makes You Want To Read!
31 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I was in high school, the A&E adaption came out. I was anxious to watch the story from seeing the previews. The movie didn't let me down. Of course, I had never seen or read of the Scarlet Pimpernel before. I loved the movie so much that I wanted to read the book because books are usually better. (That only makes me want to roll my eyes at libraries in small towns.) It took me a couple of years to find a copy. Now, I read it on-line and the books following behind. I hate that the movie has received such horrible reviews.

Even after reading the book, I think that Richard E. Grant was cast exceptionally well, perfectly portraying Sir Percy Blakeney and the Scarlet Pimpernel. I was a little disappointed in Marguerite's casting. I think the make-up artist had more of a problem than Elizabeth McGovern.

Some may not have liked the adaption, but that is what it is--an adaption. Maybe the original story would have been better, but I disagree. I see it as and addition to the stories-not the original, but a new adventure--exciting wonderful adventure--to add to the past stories and characters of the Scarlet Pimpernel. Altogether, it was a wonderful series that made me want more! And more!


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