CTVA UK - "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (ITC)(1954-55) starring Marius Goring

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The Adventures of The Scarlet Pimpernel (1954-55) starring Marius Goring
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The Adventures of
The Scarlet Pimpernel (1954-55)

Episode Guide  compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions from
Alan Keeling (West Midlands UK)
. Robert B. Huggins (USA)
Dinosaur TV - Save Our Forgotten British Heritage (David Moore)

references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://www.us.imdb.com)
Source:
DVD Volume 1 - Alpha Video ALP 5516D  (4 episodes)
DVD "Christmas Adventure Classics" - Alpha Video ALP 4898D (1 episode)
 


Towers of London production (Harry Alan Towers)
Produced by
Anthony Gilkison, Marius Goring, David MacDonald, Dennis Vance  
based on the book by Baroness Orczy

UK Swashbuckling Adventure series   1954-55  18 episodes x 30 min bw
starring


Marius Goring as Sir Percy Blakeney 'The Scarlet Pimpernel'
with
Stanley Van Beers as Chauvelin
Patrick Troughton as Sir Andrew Ffoulkes
Alexander Gauge as George,Prince Regent
Lucie Mannheim as Countess la Villiere
Anthony Newlands as Lord Richard Hastings

Premise: Stories of Sir Percy Blakeney alias 'The Scarlet Pimpernel', the hero
of the French Revolution.

original music by Sidney Torch  
production manager Fraser Foulsham
film editing Ann Chegwidden, Robert Johnson, Seymour Logie  
sound by Francis Flynn
lighting cameraman Stanley Pavey
art direction by Duncan Sutherland

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   [01] Scarlet Pimpernel: THE HOSTAGE (verified on film)
A Towers of London Production
Filmed by Rayant Pictures Limited
Produced by Anthony Gilkison
Written by Ralph Gilbert Bettinson
Directed by Michael McCarthy
The Players:
Yvonne Furneaux ............ Suzanne de Fleury
Stanley Van Beers .......... Chauvelin (regular)
Robert Shaw ................ Lord Anthony Dewhurst
Alexander Gauge ............ The Prince Regent (regular)
Lucie Mannheim ............. Countess la Villiere (regular)
Other Credits:
Production Associate ....... Marius Goring
Lighting Camerman .......... Stanley Pavey
Film Editor................. Robert Johnson
Sound ...................... Francis Flynn
Music ...................... Sidney Torch 

[02] Scarlet Pimpernel: SIR PERCY'S WAGER
Directed by Dennis Vance
cast
Peggy Thorpe-Bates ......... Caroline Wells
Edmund Willard ............. Concierge
Cyril Shaps ................ Bibot

[03] Scarlet Pimpernel: LADY IN DISTRESS
Directed by Dennis Vance

[04] Scarlet Pimpernel: THE ELUSIVE CHAUVELIN
Directed by Dennis Vance
cast
Thea Gregory .............. Christine Hobson
Richard Bennett ........... George Hobson
Gordon Whiting ............ Thomas Harding

[05] Scarlet Pimpernel: SOMETHING REMEMBERED
Produced by Dennis Vance, David MacDonald, Marius Goring
Screenplay Joel Murcott and Ralph Battinson
Directed by David MacDonald
cast:
Marius Goring .............. Sir Percy Blakeney (regular)
Pat Troughton .............. Sir Andrew Ffoulkes (regular)
Anthony Newland ............ Lord Richard Hastings (regular)
Stanley Van Beers .......... Chauvelin (regular)
Maureen Connell ............ Melanie, Princess de Monsantes
William Franklyn ........... Jacques Fleury
Robert Cawdron ............. First Agent
Esme Percy ................. Blind Man
Robert Bruce ............... Lord Fenton
Philip Morant .............. Captain
(no synopsis)
(UK: 28Oct55 ITV A-R London, Wed 9:30 pm)

[06] Scarlet Pimpernel: SWORD OF JUSTICE
Directed by Dennis Vance
cast
Brian Wilde ............... Sir Thomas Landers
Christopher Steele ........ Count Latour
Denis Shaw ................ Biggs
Thea Gregory .............. Christine Hobson

[07] Scarlet Pimpernel: THANKSGIVING DAY
Directed by David MacDonald

[08] Scarlet Pimpernel: SIR ANDREW'S FATE
Directed by Wolf Rilla
cast
Susan Richmond ........... Madame Tussaud
Balbina .................. Collette Duclos

[09] Scarlet Pimpernel: THE AMBASSADOR'S LADY
Directed by David MacDonald
cast
William Franklyn ......... Jacques Fleury
Simone Lovell ............ Renee Fleury
Nicolette Bernard ........ Lady Ponsonby
Robert Cawdron............ Chicon

[10] Scarlet Pimpernel: THE CHRISTMAS PRESENT
Produced by Dennis Vance and Marius Goring
Screenplay by Ralph Gilbert Bettinson
Directed by David MacDonald
cast:
Marius Goring ............ Sir Percy Blakeney (regular)
Pat Troughton ............ Sir Andrew Ffoulkes (regular)
Anthony Newlands ......... Lord Richard Hastings (regular)
Alexander Gauge .......... The Prince (regular)
Sybil Arundale ........... Mrs. Burton
Stanley Van Beers ........ Chauvelin (regular)
Arthur Young ............. Jacques
Ann Padwick .............. Marie
Mark Lawton .............. Dr. Maurois
Christopher Toyne ........ Jean Paul
Lesley Dudley ............ Antoinette
Richard Rogers ........... Charles
Nicola Braithwaite ....... Renee
Amanda Coxell ............ Berthe
Paul Williamson .......... Chauvelin's agent
Alan Gore-Lewis .......... Soldier
Synopsis:
Sir Percy Blakeney's hope of spending a quiet Christmas at home
in London is shattered when he receives a message that Chauvelin
has made an important capture on the outaskirts of Nantes.
(UK: Dec57 ITV A-R or ATV London)
(UK 25Nov62 ITV ATV London, Sun 4:00 pm)

[11] Scarlet Pimpernel: THE FLOWER WOMAN
Produced by Dennis Vance, David MacDonald, Marius Goring
Screenplay by Marius Goring
Directed by David MacDonald
Cast:
Marius Goring ............ Sir Percy Blakeney (regular)
Lucie Mannheim ........... Countess La Valliere (regular)
Pat Troughton ............ Sir Andrew Ffoulkes (regular)
Anthony Newlands ......... Lord Richard Hastings (regular)
Stanley Van Beers ........ Chauvelin (regular)
Alexander Gauge .......... The Prince of Wales (regular)
Joanna Duncan ............ Lady Arabella
Michael Hitchman ......... The assassin
Peter Halliday ........... The sergeant
Raymond Rollet ........... The prison sergeant
Malcolm Knight ........... The boy
Michael Collins .......... The officer
Synopsis 1:
The Countess La Valliere, Chauvelin's spy at the court of Prince
Regent, becomes Sir Percy Blakeney's ally.
Synopsis 2:
Bad news from France-the massacre of the moderates of the Revolution.
But it brings to the Scarlet Pimpernel's side a new ally, the
Countess La Valliere. Formerly Chauvelin's spy at the English court,
she now plans a daring exploit with the Pimpernel - effecting the
mass rescue of the condemned revolutionaries.
(UK: 2Apr59 ITV Tyne-Tees, Thu 6:10 pm)
(UK: 22Aug60 ITV Granada, Mon 5:25 pm)
(UK: 29Jun62 ITV Tyne-Tees, Fri 5:25 pm) (rpt)

[12] Scarlet Pimpernel: THE IMAGINARY INVALID
Produced by Dennis Vance, David MacDonald, Marius Goring
Directed by David MacDonald
Written by John Moore
Cast:
Marius Goring ............ Sir Percy Blakeney (regular)
Pat Troughton ............ Sir Andrew Ffoulkes (regular)
Anthony Newlands ......... Lord Richard Hastings (regular)
Stanley Van Beers ........ Chauvelin (regular)
John Laurie .............. Dr. Dufay
Milton Rosmer ............ Rothstein
Jean Aubrey .............. Rachelle Rothstein
Griselda Hervey .......... Lady Snatterthwaite
Vincent Edward ........... Gaston de Long
Ben Williams ............. Landlord
Donald Conlon ............ Footman
Joan Maude ............... Duchess of Northumberland
Synopsis:
Sir Percy is introduced to Rothstein, international banker, who appears to
be suffering from dire melancholia. Closer inquiry reveals that Rothstein's
daughter is being held by the ruthless Chauvelin - a situation which seems
to call for the Scarlet Pimpernel.
(UK: 29Aug56 ITV Tyne-Tees)
(UK: 20Aug61 ITV Tyne-Tees, Sun 4:45PM)(repeat)

[13] Scarlet Pimpernel: THE PRINCESS
directed by David MacDonald

[14] Scarlet Pimpernel: ANTOINE AND ANTOINETTE
Produced by Denis Vance, David MacDonald, Marius Goring
Directed by David MacDonald
cast in order of appearance:
Marius Goring ......... Sir Percy Blakeney (regular)
Pat Troughton ......... Sir Andrew Ffoulkes (regular)
Anthony Newlands ...... Lord Richard Hastings (regular)
Stanley Van Beers ..... Chauvelin (regular)
Greta Watson .......... Antoinette
Eric Lindsay .......... Antoine
Nancy Nevinson ........ Madame Suzette Cassis
Gillian Town .......... Elise
Peter La Trobe ........ Joubert
(no synopsis)

[15] Scarlet Pimpernel: WINGED MADONNA
Directed by Wolf Rilla

[16] Scarlet Pimpernel: GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD
Directed by David MacDonald

[17] Scarlet Pimpernel: THE FARMER'S BOY
Directed by David MacDonald

[18] Scarlet Pimpernel: A TALE OF TWO PIGTAILS (final episode)
Directed by David MacDonald
cast
Eric Corrie ........... Pierre Sabot
Dennis Edwards ........ Sir Reginald Compton
Clifford Buckton ...... Hempseed
Maureen Connell ....... Melanie
Peter O'Toole ......... First Soldier

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One of many Swashbuckling adventure series
made by Lew Grade's ITC around this time.

"The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1954-55) starring Marius Goring (18 episodes)
"The Adventures of Robin Hood" (1955-60) starring Richard Greene (143 episodes)
"The Count of Monte Cristo" (1956-57) starring George Dolenz (39 episodes)
"The Buccaneers" (1956-57) starring Robert Shaw (39 episodes)
"The Adventures of Sir Lancelot" (1956-57) starring Wiliam Russell (30 episodes)
"Sword of Freedom" (1957-58) starring Edmund Purdom (39 episodes)
"William Tell" (1957-58) starring Conrad Philips (39 episodes)
"Sir Francis Drake" (1961-62) starring Terence Morgan (26 episodes)
Other companies made:-
"The Adventures of Long John Silver" (Australia 1955) starring Robert Newton (26 episodes)
"The Gay Cavalier" (1956) starring Christian Marquand (13 episodes)
"Ivanhoe" (1958) starring Roger Moore (39 episodes)
"Richard The Lionheart" (1962) starring Dermot Walsh (39 episodes)

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