The Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1999)

  • Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
  • First Air Date: 1999-01-24
  • Last Air Date: 2000-11-01
  • Total Seasons: 2
  • Total Episodes: 6
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 90 min.
  • Networks: BBC One
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A series of television drama programmes loosely based on Baroness Emmuska Orczy's series of novels, set in 1793 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.

  • Keywords: french revolution, vigilante, alter ego, period drama, 18th century
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    The Scarlet Pimpernel Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1999-01-24
    3 Episodes

    Season 2

    First Air Date: 2000-10-18
    3 Episodes

    The Scarlet Pimpernel Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1The Scarlet Pimpernel90 min
    Season 1Episode 2Valentine Gautier90 min
    Season 1Episode 3A King's Ransom90 min
    Season 2Episode 1Ennui90 min
    Season 2Episode 2Friends and Enemies90 min
    Season 2Episode 3A Good Name90 min
    • Richard E. Grant

      as Percy Blakeney/The Scarlet Pimpernel
    • Elizabeth McGovern

      as Marguerite Blakeney
    • Martin Shaw

      as Citizen Chauvelin
    • Anthony Green

      as Sir Andrew Ffoulks
    • Emily Bruni

      as Annette de Martignac
    • Ronan Vibert

      as Robespierre
    • Christopher Fairbank

      as Fumier
    • Jamie Bamber

      as Lord Anthony Dewhurst
    • Beth Goddard

      as Lady Suzanne Foulkes
    • Gerard Murphy

      as Planchet
    • Emilia Fox

      as Minette Roland
    • Ron Donachie

      as Arturo Mazarini
    • Jonathan Coy

      as The Prince of Wales
    • John McEnery

      as Sir William Wetherby
    • Milton Johns

      as Fisher
    • Jim Sturgess

      as Erik
    • Anton Lesser

      as Antoine Picard
    • Jim Carter

      as General La Forge
    • Richard Dempsey

      as Comte de Claris de Florian