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Valentin Gautier/The Scarlet Pimpernel Meets Madame Guillotine 

Sir Percy learns that Helene de Rochambeau remained in hiding in the Vendee of France after an attack. Robespierre sends Chauvelin to find her. The town of Cholet, however, is controlled by Gabrielle Damiens aka Mlle. Guillotine.

Director:

Patrick Lau

Writers:

Richard Carpenter, Baroness Emmuska Orczy (books) (as Baroness Orczy)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Jeffrey ... Marquis de Rochambeau
Robert Langdon Lloyd Robert Langdon Lloyd ... Father Joseph
Julie Cox ... Helene de Rochambeau
Denise Black ... Gabrielle Damiens
Robert Perkins Robert Perkins ... Vanel
Edith MacArthur ... Mother Superior
Richard E. Grant ... Sir Percy Blakeney
Elizabeth McGovern ... Lady Marguerite Blakeney
Anthony Green ... Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
Beth Goddard ... Suzanne de Tourney
Milton Johns ... Fisher
Alex Norton ... Carnot
James Callis ... Henri
Christopher Fairbank ... Fumier
Martin Shaw ... Chauvelin
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Sir Percy learns that Helene de Rochambeau remained in hiding in the Vendee of France after an attack. Robespierre sends Chauvelin to find her. The town of Cholet, however, is controlled by Gabrielle Damiens aka Mlle. Guillotine.

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Adventure | Drama

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Official Sites:

Official A&E site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Valentin Gautier See more »

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(DVD)

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Color
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The character Henri, played by James Callis, is based on a real rebel aristocrat from the French Revolution. See more »

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A distinct improvement
6 December 2004 | by undomielreginaSee all my reviews

Although The Scarlet Pimpernel was not as disappointing as I had feared, it left me greatly unhappy. Madame Guillotine corrected many of its prequels most egregious

problems. I was thrilled by Percy's impersonation of Chauvelin, as it was very true to the spirit of the books, where Percy is a master of disguise rather than a prototype for James Bond. Marguerite was lovely and the Blakeneys' interaction both effective and believable. Plus, Grant has always done wonderfully as Sir Percival Blakeney, Baronet. Overall, it felt as though the crew has really found its feet. Still not as good, however, as the 1982 version with Anthony Andrews and Jane Seymour. If you want to see Pimpernel done right, watch that film.

(and, in a completely pointless side note, I LOVE the theme song. The furtive, halting opening measures are ideal as is the overall lighthearted tone. Perfect for the insouciant Scarlet Pimpernel)


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