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The Scarlet Pimpernel 

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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2   1  
2000   1999  
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Series cast summary:
Richard E. Grant ...  Sir Percy Blakeney / ... 6 episodes, 1999-2000
Ronan Vibert ...  Robespierre 6 episodes, 1999-2000
Gerard Murphy ...  Planchet 5 episodes, 1999-2000
Jonathan Coy ...  Prince of Wales / ... 4 episodes, 1999-2000
Ron Donachie ...  Arturo Mazarini / ... 4 episodes, 1999-2000
Milton Johns ...  Fisher 4 episodes, 1999-2000
John McEnery ...  Sir William Wetherby 3 episodes, 2000
Beth Goddard ...  Lady Suzanne Ffoulkes / ... 3 episodes, 1999
Anthony Green ...  Sir Andrew Ffoulkes 3 episodes, 1999
Martin Shaw ...  Chauvelin 3 episodes, 1999
Elizabeth McGovern ...  Lady Marguerite Blakeney 3 episodes, 1999
Christopher Fairbank ...  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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Adventure | Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A vörös Pimpernel See more »

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£5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Sir Percy: The poets tell us love is blind.
Lady Blakeney: The miracle of marriage opens our eyes.
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Connections

Version of 'Pimpernel' Smith (1941) See more »

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There IS something good about this programme
9 August 2003 | by fionapymontSee all my reviews

Robespierre.

The Incorruptible is class in a glass.

Ronan Vibert's marvellous portrayal is the main reason I watched all this series.

Apart from Robespierre, I also liked Chauvelin and Monsieur Foumier.

I tend to agree that Margeurite was somewhat miscast, and that many of the female characters were often badly dressed, made up and coiffed.

Talking of which, Robespierre really DID own a cauliflower wig a la Salieri in Peter Shaffer's 'Amadeus'! AND a stripy jacket in that precise colourway.


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