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The Scarlet Pimpernel

Filmed in Prague for its similarity to 18th Century revolutionary Paris (and lack of satellite dishes), this BBC mini-series of Baroness Emmuska Orzcy's 1905 novel stars Richard E. Grant as the eponymous anti-revolutionary. Martin Shaw is the ruthless Chauvelin sent to England to discover the Pimpernel's true identity, and Elizabeth McGovern is the beautiful Marguerite inadvertently caught between the two of them.

Year: 1999
Genre: TV Drama, Based on..., Television Shows, Swashbucklers, Action
Country: UK
Director: Graham Theakston, Simon Langton, Patrick Lau
Starring: Richard E Grant, Elizabeth McGovern, Martin Shaw, Anthony Green, Ronan Vibert, Christopher Fairbank
Duration: 285 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains medium level violence.
7.5/10
Location in store: Drama (TV)

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