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A King's Ransom 

A King's Ransom/The Scarlet Pimpernel and the Kidnapped King (original title)
In 1794, Percy learns that the Dauphin has been kidnapped from an orphanage by a masked swordsman. Later, Robespierre receives a ransom note and directs Chauvelin to find and secure the boy.

Director:

Edward Bennett

Writers:

Richard Carpenter, Baroness Emmuska Orczy (books) (as Baroness Orczy)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stuart Fox Stuart Fox ... Monsieur Jouvin
Sarah Berger Sarah Berger ... Madame Jouvin
Dalibor Sipek Dalibor Sipek ... The Dauphin
Suzanne Bertish ... La Touraine
Jonathan Coy ... Prince of Wales
Richard E. Grant ... Sir Percy Blakeney
Elizabeth McGovern ... Lady Marguerite Blakeney
Anthony Green ... Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
Beth Goddard ... Lady Suzanne Ffoulkes
Jerome Willis ... Baron Valdemar
Martin Shaw ... Chauvelin
Ron Donachie ... Arturo Mazarini
Gerard Murphy ... Planchet
Ronan Vibert ... Robespierre
Winter Ave Zoli ... Cecile (as Winter Uhlarik)
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Storyline

In 1794, Percy learns that the Dauphin has been kidnapped from an orphanage by a masked swordsman. Later, Robespierre receives a ransom note and directs Chauvelin to find and secure the boy.

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Genres:

Adventure | Drama

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Details

Official Sites:

Official A&E site

Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Elizabeth McGovern and Richard E. Grant reunited for the fifth season of Downton Abbey. See more »

Goofs

During the "epilogue" to the play near the end of the first part, there is a representation of Britain in the form of an actor wearing a Union Flag on his waistcoat. The form of the flag shown has the Irish cross of Saint Patrick on it. This design dates from 1801, but the episode was set in 1794. See more »

Quotes

Robespierre: Citizen Robespierre, ain't it? Sir Percival Blakeney!
Robespierre: I know very well who you are.
Percy Blakeney: So the Republic is selling off the family furniture to pay for more cannon balls, eh? Well done, sir! Wars are such expensive affairs. Who the devil can afford it now a days?
Robespierre: France has to afford it, if she is to survive. Good day.
Percy Blakeney: [bows] Ah!
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Connections

Follows The Scarlet Pimpernel: Valentin Gautier (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

To the Guillotine
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Michael Reed
Performed by Dalibor Sipek, Stuart Fox and Sarah Berger
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