The Scarlet Pimpernel 1999

The Scarlet Pimpernel 1999
The Scarlet Pimpernel 1999
Title:
 The Scarlet Pimpernel 1999
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Era:
 Georgian (French Revolution)  1793
Genre
 Adventure
Plot:
 Baroness Orczy’s frequently filmed adventure novel The Scarlet Pimpernel has been the subject of two different British TV series, the second of which aired nearly half a century after the first. Debuting on BBC1 on January 24, 1999, the “new” Scarlet Pimpernel was, like its predecessor, set during the dark days of the French Revolution. The estimable Richard E. Grant starred as Sir Percy Blakeney, an insufferably haughty British dandy. Unbeknownst to virtually everyone (including his wife, Marguerite, played by American actress Elizabeth McGoven), Sir Percy spent his evenings in the guise of the dashing, fearless Scarlet Pimpernel, savior of many French noblepersons who would otherwise have been condemned to the guillotine by the Revolutionary Tribunal. Together with a small band of confederates, the “damn’d elusive Pimpernel” enjoyed nothing more than thoroughly confounding his perennial nemesis, the skulking Citizen Chauvelin (Martin Shaw). Though played with tongue firmly in cheek, the series boasted some pretty impressive fencing sequences, staged by the talented Terry Walsh. Six 90-minute episodes of The Scarlet Pimpernel were seen in Britain in weekly clusters of three each, the last one airing on November 1, 2000. The series was produced in association with the American A&E cable channel, which ran the six episodes on a monthly rather than weekly basis.

http://youtu.be/NrghcLCG-xM

Director:
 see   IMDB
Writer / Screenplay:
 see   IMDB
Major Cast:
 Richard E. Grant
Martin Shaw
Elizabeth McGovern
Film Locations:
  • Barrandov Studios, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Brno, Czech Republic
  • Czech Republic
  • Litomysl, Czech Republic
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Salmovsky Palace, Prague, Czech Republic
    (Palais de Justice)
  • Wrotham Park, Barnet, Hertfordshire, England, UK
    (Blakeney mansion)
  • Zatec, Czech Republic
Links:
 See Series 1 on You Tube
Nominated for a BAFTA

Trivia

The Scarlet Pimpernel was filmed in Prague, Czech Republic, for its resemblance to 18th century Paris (and absence of satellite dishes).
As of 2014, none of the episodes from the second season have ever been released for purchase in North America.
Horatio Hornblower: The Duel and Vanity Fair were both in production at the same time as series one, which made it a challenge for the costume department to locate enough boots and clothing to outfit all the extras.

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Leslie Howard - Merle Oberon - 1934 Pimpernel The Scarlet Pimpernel 1934The Scarlet Pimpernel 1982Anthony Andrews - Jane Seymour - 1982 Pimpernel

 

 

 

 

 

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One Night with the King 2006

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Title:
 One Night with the King 2006
Rate:
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Era:
Ancient (486-465BC)
Genre:
 Historical, Biblical
Plot:
 This biblical drama chronicles the legend of Hadassah, a beautiful Jewish orphan who rises to become Queen Esther of Persia and saves Persian Jews from genocide. By revealing her heritage to the king, Esther thwarts a plan to annihilate Jews.
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Director:
 Michael O. Sajbel
Writer / Screenplay:
 Stephan Blinn (screenplay)
Tommy Tenney & Mark Andrew Olsen (novel)
Major Cast:
 Tiffany Dupont,
John Rhys-Davies,
Luke Goss,
Film Locations:
 Dallas, Texas, USA
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Links:
Full Movie

IMDB

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Luke Goss as Xerxes

 

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Tiffany Dupont as Esther

 

 

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Firelight 1997

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Title:

Firelight 1997

Rate:
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Era:
Victorian 1838
Plot:
In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father’s debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven years later she is hired as governess to a girl on a remote Sussex estate. The father of the girl, Charles Godwin, turns out to be that anonymous landowner. So Elisabeth has to be her own daughter’s governess, and she can’t reveal the secret of her tie with little Louisa.

http://youtu.be/CvDZaJj1iBU

Director:
William Nicholson
Writer / Screenplay:
William Nicholson
Major Cast:
Sophie Marceau, Stephen Dillane, Dominique Belcourt
Film Locations:
Calvados, France Firle Place, West Firle, East Sussex, England, UK Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (studio interiors)
 Recommend

 

 

THE GREAT FIRE (of London) 2014

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ANDREW BUCHAN, CHARLES DANCE IN 17TH CENTURY LONDON
After a very long wait British ITV has finally released a teaser for their upcoming new historical series THE GREAT FIRE which will air this Autumn. Starring Andrew Buchan, Rose Leslie, Charles Dance, Daniel Mays, Jack Huston and Oliver Jackson Cohen,
4 episode series

 

 

 

 

THE GREAT FIRE tells the story of exhausted baker Thomas Farriner who forgets to close his ovens, sparking a terrible blaze which threatens to destroy 17th century London. Family members are lost amongst the fleeing crowds whilst desperate refugees fight, loot and riot to survive. Amid the horror, the personal stories of those caught in the disaster stand out against the flames; Frantic with worry, Sarah, a penniless widow searches for her missing son; Famous diarist Samuel Pepys’ burning ambition to become the King’s confidant threatens his marriage more than the blaze outside his door; A pleasure-seeking King struggles to tame his wild side and become the leader his people need. At the heart of the story is the tragic baker, distracted by an agonising dilemma, who makes a simple mistake with devastating consequences.
https://youtu.be/acyERCXJF-o

Daniel Deronda 2002

Last weeks puzzle: Visitor Jo correctly identified the frame from the Forsyte Saga

 Daniel Deronda 2002

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The illegitimate son of a wealthy British aristocrat, Daniel Deronda harbors a secretive past and a ready supply of cash. But when he meets Gwendolyn, a beautiful woman in desperate need of money, things get even more complicated.

Cast:
Hugh Dancy, Romola Garai, Hugh Bonneville, Barbara Hershey, Greta Scacchi, Amanda Root, David Bamber, Allan Corduner, Anna Steel, Nicholas Day, Jodhi May, Celia Imrie, Daniel Evans, Michael Attwell, Edward Fox
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Sorry, no trailers for this but the entire 4 episodes are on YouTube