The Scarlet Pimpernel – tape 2437

Just before the first episode there’s a trailer for Jimmy McGovern’s The Lakes.

Then, “Entertainment all the way, with The Scarlet Pimpernel” says the announcer. It’s the first of three feature-length adventures, starring Richard E Grant as the Pimpernel

Richard E Grant

Martin Shaw as his Frenchie enemy Chauvelin

Martin Shaw

And this episode features Emilia Fox as a young actress

Emilia Clarke

The whole thing’s written by Richard Carpenter, creator of Catweazle and Robin of Sherwood.

BBC Genome: BBC One – 24th January 1999 – 20:00

After this episode there’s a trailer for Harbour Lights, a sort of Heartbeat at the seaside, starring Nick Berry. Then the tape ends.

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