The Scarlet Pimpernel: Season 2, Episode 3

A Good Name (1 Nov. 2000)

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The poet laureate is mistaken for the Pimpernel and sent to the guillotine.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claudette de Bridoire
Mark Umbers ...
Lord Sidney
Simon Kunz ...
Jonty Stephens ...
Rob Heyland ...
Hugh Dickson ...
Old Man Prisoner
Frank Rozelaar-Green ...
Prison Sergeant (as Frank Rozelaar Green)
Keith Newby ...
Guard at Gate
Samantha Beckinsale ...


A case of mistaken identity results in Lord Sidney, oversensitive aristo poet, being kidnapped as the Pimpernel and spirited to Paris, where the Mob bay for his blood. Claudette, recently rescued by the Pimpernel and ergo in love with Lord Sidney, attempts to free him cunningly disguised as a boy. Both face certain death at the Guillotine if the real Pimpernel fails to save both them and his reputation... Except Claudette is not an aristo, but adopted: her real mother having been knocked up by The Incorruptible himself in their youth. Faced with this shattering revelation, Robespierre tries in vain to rescue his own daughter from the claws of the Revolutionary Tribunal (a tense and desperate courtroom scene, which leaves him exhausted and emotionally desolated). But the deadly Libersac, a snake of a man vying for Robespierre's power, aims to use this new weakness to expose him. An unlikely truce between the Damned Elusive and the Incorruptible is needed to save the day... Written by Vibertology

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1 November 2000 (UK)  »

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[Claudette exaggerates her rescue from France by the Pimpernel to the Prince of Wales and his friends in the garden]
Claudette de Bridoire: Our situation was desperate. We were outnumbered twenty to one!
Percy Blakeney: [to Sir William] Why not forty to one?
Claudette de Bridoire: He whipped up the reins and we just flew!
Percy Blakeney: [to Sir William] Like the wind?
Claudette de Bridoire: We flew like the wind!
[Sir William and Percy laugh]
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They've gotta make more movies like these.
26 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

I love the way Richard E. Grant portrays the Scarlet Pimpernel, he's wonderful and the wit, plot, and setting is gifted. I really do hope they make more of these to play on Bravo, I'll certainly watch. I'm obsessed with it, they have to continue the series, its great, and I would be so very disappointed if they don't.

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