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‘The Scarlet Pimpernel’ was a 3 part BBC 1 drama starring Richard E Grant in the title role. It was transmitted in January 1999. Elizabeth McGovern played Grant’s character’s wife, with Martin Shaw as Chauvelin, the head of the revolutionary French police, and the Scarlet Pimpernel’s chief adversary. It also featured Christopher Fairbank, Anthony Green, Ronan Vibert, Emilia Fox, Denise Black, Gerard Murphy, James Callis, Peter Jeffrey, Suzanne Bertish and Jerome Willis.
The director was Patrick Lau; with producer, Julian Murphy.
The production was a co-production between BBC Birmingham and London Film Productions, and the Arts and Entertainment Network.
Thanks to John Greening for making the publicity card available.