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A King's Ransom/The Scarlet Pimpernel and the Kidnapped King 

In 1794, Percy learns that the Dauphin has been kidnapped from an orphanage by a masked swordsman. Later, Robespierre receives a ransom note and directs Chauvelin to find and secure the boy.

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Stuart Fox ...
Monsieur Jouvin
Sarah Berger ...
Madame Jouvin
Dalibor Sipek ...
The Dauphin
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La Touraine
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Prince of Wales
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Lady Marguerite Blakeney
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Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
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Lady Suzanne Ffoulkes
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Baron Valdemar
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Chauvelin
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Arturo Mazarini
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Planchet
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Cecile (as Winter Uhlarik)
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In 1794, Percy learns that the Dauphin has been kidnapped from an orphanage by a masked swordsman. Later, Robespierre receives a ransom note and directs Chauvelin to find and secure the boy.

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Elizabeth McGovern and Richard E. Grant reunited for the fifth season of Downton Abbey. See more »

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During the "epilogue" to the play near the end of the first part, there is a representation of Britain in the form of an actor wearing a Union Flag on his waistcoat. The form of the flag shown has the Irish cross of Saint Patrick on it. This design dates from 1801, but the episode was set in 1794. See more »

Quotes

Robespierre: Citizen Robespierre, ain't it? Sir Percival Blakeney!
Robespierre: I know very well who you are.
Percy Blakeney: So the Republic is selling off the family furniture to pay for more cannon balls, eh? Well done, sir! Wars are such expensive affairs. Who the devil can afford it now a days?
Robespierre: France has to afford it, if she is to survive. Good day.
Percy Blakeney: [bows] Ah!
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Rule, Britannia!
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By James Thomson and Thomas Augustine Arne
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