Scarlet Pimpernel

The Scarlet Pimpernel is a dashing hero living during the French Revolution who snatched aristocrats from the jaws of the guillotine. During his ordinary life, he is Sir Percy Blakeney, a rather silly and frilly man who spends a lot of time in society. A romantic interest that he develops as Percy threatens to derail his latest mission as the Scarlet Pimpernel.

BBC America
1 Season, 3 Episodes
January 24, 1999
Cast: Richard E. Grant, Ronan Vibert, Gerard Murphy, Jonathan Coy
Scarlet Pimpernel

Scarlet Pimpernel Full Episode Guide

  • The Pimpernel tries to rescue the 10 year old Dauphin, heir to the French throne, but his plans are foiled when the Dauphin is kidnapped before he can be rescued.

  • The Scarlet Pimpernel and his wife set out to rescue the daughter of a French nobleman, but the situation spirals out of control with the involvement of a French aristocrat fighting the Revolution, Robespierre's aid Chauvelin, and a Republican hatchet-woman called Mademoiselle Guillotine.

  • 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