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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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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


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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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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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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What a great mini-series!!
26 June 2006 | by mazunderscoreSee all my reviews

I have always been interested in the time of The French Revolution and have always found the story of The Scarlet Pimpernel to be awfully dramatic and romantic. T

he first episode aired in Australia in 2000 and I remember being glued to the television, something which was quite unusual for me at that time.

Richard E. Grant is amazing in the Role of the dashing Scarlet Pimpernel and of course as the arrogant upper class Sir Percy Blakeney. His charm is very endearing indeed. He is exactly the right actor for the role!

Give this mini-series a chance to charm the pants off you! I have been unhappy with the other comments on this page!


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