- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 31, 2010
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
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Description by OLDIES.com:
Swords flash and guillotines crash in this rousing British costume adventure played across the backdrop of the bloody Reign of Terror following the French Revolution in 1789. Sir Percy Blakeney leads a dangerous double life. A dandy English diplomat by day, at night he emerges as the Scarlet Pimpernel, the daring and elusive hero fighting the forces of Robespierre to save innocent necks from the deadly blade of the guillotine.
Based upon the novel by Baroness Orczy that inspired several big screen adaptations, this series is a follow-up to the 1952 UK radio show of the same name. Marius Goring, star of both the radio and the televison series, was also the producer. In 1991 he was awarded the prestigious Commander of the British Empire honor for his historical service to British theatre.
The Ambassador's Lady: An illicit affair between Lady Fleury and Englishman Richard Hastings leads to the murder of the salacious woman with Hastings being charged with the murder.