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This story is about a poverty stricken young man who seduces women. He only seduces women that have high social power or standing. He does this in order to improve his quality of life. He ends up having an affair with a married woman. He finally manages to become the secretary of a powerful person. Things take a sudden turn when rage and attempted murder comes into play.

Scarlet and Black is a Drama, Mini-Series, Romance series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on October 31, 1993. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3.

Scarlet and Black is available for streaming on the BBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Scarlet and Black on demand at Vudu online.

BBC
1 Season, 3 Episodes
October 31, 1993
Drama, Mini-Series, Romance
7.3/10
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Fulford, Alice Krige, T.P. McKenna
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  • Julien is given a blue coat by the Marquis, as the Comte de Beauvoisis has begun a rumour that Julien is in fact the son of a close friend and ally of the Marquis.

  • A letter is received by M. de Rênal, exposing the love affair between his wife and servant. Madame de Rênal double bluffs her husband, stating that the affair is an invention and plot constructed by M. Valenod in order to employ Julien himself.

  • In the provincial town of Verrières, Julien Sorel (Ewan McGregor) a carpenter's son who is destined for the church is headhunted by the middle class families of the town to act as tutor to their offspring.