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Scarlet Pimpernel -1999-

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aired from: Jan 1999 to: ___ ____ 6 eps BBC1/A&E 90 min stereo closed captioned

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    1st Series 1999

  1. "The Scarlet Pimpernel" aka The Scarlet Pimpernel (Book 1)
    gs: Emilia Fox [ Minette Roland ], Pascal Langdale [ Armand St Just ], Dominic Mafham [ James Danby ], Jamie Bamber [ Lord Tony Dewhurst ], Andy de la Tour [ Marquis de St Cyr ], Campbell Morrison [ Thouret ], Diana Payan [ Solange ], Patricia Potter [ Angele St Cyr ], Richard Dempsey [ Comte de Claris de Florian ], Miroslav Táborský [ Gerbier ], Selina Griffiths [ Sans Culotte leader ]

    rc: Planchet, Mazzarini, Prince of Wales, Fisher

    In 1793, the terror of the French Revolution is at its height, and the guillotines are busy. But a mysterious figure is staging daring rescues, and Citizen Chauvelin, the head of the Central Committee of Surveillance, is determined to discover his true identity, and uses a number of informants, including the popular actress Minette Roland.

    b: 24 Jan 99 w: Richard Carpenter s: Baroness Orczy d: Patrick Lau


  2. "Valentine Gautier" aka "The Scarlet Pimpernel Meets Madame Guillotine"
    gs: Denise Black [ Gabrielle Damiens ], James Callis [ Henri ], Peter Jeffrey [ Marquis de Rochambeau ], Julie Cox [ Hélène de Rochambeau ], Robert Langdon-Lloyd [ Father Joseph ], Robert Perkins [ Vanel ], Alex Norton [ Carnot ], Edith MacArthur [ Mother Superior ]

    rc: Fisher

    The Scarlet Pimpernel is called upon to track down Hélène , the daughter of the Marquis de Rochambeau. In his search he has to use all his powers to thwart the zeal of Gabrielle Damiens, called Madamoiselle Guillotine because of her keenness to execute the aristocracy.

    b: 31 Jan 99 w: Richard Carpenter s: Baroness Orczy d: Patrick Lau


  3. "The King's Ransom" aka "The Scarlet Pimpernel and the Kidnapped King"
    gs: Suzanne Bertish [ La Touraine ], Jerome Willis [ Baron Valdemar ], Sarah Berger [ Madame Jouvin ], Dalibor Sipek [ Dauphin ], Stuart Fox [ Monsieur Jouvin ], Winter Uhlarik [ Cecile ], Bryce Engstrom [ Gaston ], Karel Roden [ Figaro ], Jiri Hanak [ Felix ], Dan Rous [ Committee Member #1 ], Pavel Chalupa [ Committee Member #2 ], Robert Carruthers [ English gentleman ], Nancy Bishop [ English lady ], Robert Orr [ Man in audience ], Mike Cella [ Executioner ], Philip Fox [ Auctioneer ], Stephen Churchett [ Doorman ], Jirí Knot [ Valdemar's servant (uncredited) ]

    rc: Planchet, Mazzarini, Prince of Wales

    In May 1794 at an orphanage outside Paris, the Dauphin, the son of the murdered King of France, is being taught the ways of the new country, until he is kidnapped by someone wearing a blood-red mask. Following a huge row with Sir Percy, Lady Marguerite goes back to her native France, into the clutches of Chauvelin. Hearing of the Dauphin's disappearance, Sir Percy decides to investigate.

    b: 7 Feb 99 w: Richard Carpenter s: Baroness Orczy d: Patrick Lau

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    2nd Series 2000

  4. "Ennui"
    gs: Stuart Bunce [ Philippe Lispard ], Bhasker Patel [ Khalid ], Nicholas Gecks [ Auguste Didier ], Harry Meacher [ Count de Martignac ], Gillian Cally [ Countess de Martignac ], Steve Spiers [ Sergeant Bibot ], Osheen Jones [ Arnauld ], Peter Russell [ Administrator ], Mandy More [ Mrs Tanner ], Ben Lemell [ Assassin ], Clare McCarron [ Woman ], Caroline Hayes [ Maid ], Bill Stewart [ Jean Claude ], Jim Sturgess [ Erik ], Frank Baker [ Chairman ]

    rc: Planchet, Mazzarini, Prince of Wales, Fisher

    The Pimpernel's fortunes seem to be slipping when he rescues a woman who does not wish to be saved, and his wife dies in childbirth. He is smuggled into Paris to rescue the de Martignacs from the Concierge.

    b: 18 Oct 00 w: Matthew Hall s: Baroness Orczy d: Graham Theakston


  5. "Friends and Enemies"
    gs: Anton Lesser [ Antoine Picard ], Joanna Roth [ Françoise Picard ], Jim Carter [ La Forge ], Simon Williams [ Henry Cavendish ], David Birkin [ Bertrand ], Matthew Gravelle [ Joseph Turner ], Kuba Schwarz [ Head guard ]

    rc: Planchet, Mazzarini, Fisher

    A bomb spells trouble for its inventor, Antoine Picard. Can his sister and the Pimpernel rescue the brilliant French scientist from the guillotine, despite the presence of an informer in the League's midst?

    b: 18 Oct 00 w: Alan Whiting s: Baroness Orczy d: Simon Langton


  6. "A Good Name"
    gs: Caroline Carver [ Claudette de Bridoire ], Mark Umbers [ Lord Sidney ], Danny Webb [ Libersac ], Samantha Beckinsale [ Nana ], Simon Kunz [ Nodues ], Jonty Stephens [ Dutton ], Rob Heyland [ Sailor ], Hugh Dickson [ Old man prisoner ], Frank Rozelaar Green [ Prison sergeant ], Keith Newby [ Guard at gate ], Nicholas Haverson [ Young guard ]

    rc: Planchet, Prince of Wales

    The Pimpernel's true identity is threatened with exposure when a foppish young aristocrat is mistaken for Sir Percy.

    b: 1 Nov 00 w: Rob Heyland s: Baroness Orczy d: Simon Langton

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