The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV series)

The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV series)

Infobox British television
show_name = The Scarlet Pimpernel


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caption =
format = Drama
picture_format =
runtime = 90 mins.
starring = Richard E. Grant
Martin Shaw (Series 1)
Elizabeth McGovern (Series 1)
channel = BBC
first_aired = 1999
last_aired = 2000
num_series = 2
num_episodes = 6
producer =
related =
imdb_id =

"The Scarlet Pimpernel" is a series of television drama programmes loosely based on Baroness Emmuska Orczy's series of novels, set during the French Revolution.

It stars Richard E. Grant as the hero, Sir Percy Blakeney, and his eponymous alter ego. The first series also starred Elizabeth McGovern as his wife Marguerite and Martin Shaw as the Pimpernel's archrival, Paul Chauvelin. Robespierre was played by Ronan Vibert.

It was filmed in the Czech Republic and scored by a Czech composer, Michal Pavlíček.

Episodes

Series 1
*1. The Scarlet Pimpernel (24 Jan 1999)
*2. Valentine Gautier, aka The Scarlet Pimpernel Meets Madame Guillotine (31 Jan 1999)
*3. The King's Ransom, aka The Scarlet Pimpernel and the Kidnapped King (7 Feb 1999)

Series 2
*1. Ennui (18 Oct 2000)
*2. Friends and Enemies (25 Oct 2000)
*3. A Good Name (1 Nov 2000)

External links

* [http://imdb.com/title/tt0182408/ IMDB page for The Scarlet Pimpernel TV series]


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