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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 Lady Suzanne Ffoulkes / ... (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Sir Andrew Ffoulkes (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Chauvelin (3 episodes, 1999)
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 Lady Marguerite Blakeney (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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24 January 1999 (UK)  »

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A vörös Pimpernel  »

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£5,000,000 (estimated)
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As of 2014, none of the episodes from the second season have ever been released for purchase in North America. See more »

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Percy and Guests: (singing) Ah, ca ira, ca ira, ca ira, over in France there's a revolution! Ah, ca ira ca ira, ca ira, watch what you say or you'll lose your head! Ah, ca ira, ca ira, ca ira, pass some time, see an execution! Ah, ca ira, ca ira, ca ira, une deux trois and you fall down dead! Ah ca ira, ca ira, ca ira, hear the tale of Marie Antoinette-a! Ah, ca ira, ca ira, ca ira, a bloodier sight you have never seen!
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Version of 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941) See more »

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Terrible
24 July 2015 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Make no mistake-this is a very very bad adaptation of the classic novel. The 1982 version starring Antony Andrews and Jane Seymour was far more superior to this one. Lets start with the actors. In the book Sir Percy is 31 or 32, Maguerite is 25 and Chauvelin is close to 40. But in the movie each of these characters appear to have aged by two decades. In the novel Sir Percy is a good natured fop who speaks lazily, but Richard E Grant plays him with he energy of an adolescent in a basketball game. And he appears to recite his lines. And Elizabeth McGovern as Marguerite-the most beautiful and cleverest woman in Europe? Not happening. You really want to watch a great adaptation, go for the 1982 one of the same name.


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