The Scarlet Pimpernel
Sunday 10 December
BBC RADIO 4
Holloway’s political interpretation is brought to life by an ensemble cast including Sienna Guillory as Marguerite Blakeney and Enzo Cilenti as the spine-chilling revolutionary soldier, Henri Chauvelin.
Muscular acting, pungent words, threat and jeopardy replace the whimsy of other adaptations and are floated on a contemporary, filmic score written by Sarah Llewellyn, with sound design by Wilfredo Acosta.
It is the year 1792. We witness a revolutionary France in the grip of a violent proletarian uprising and a British ruling class striving to prevent the same happening in England.
Percy Blakeney…………James Purefoy
Marguerite Blakeney…Sienna Guillory
Andrew Ffoulkes………Eric MacLennan
Suzanne De Tournay…Abi Wain
French Cavalryman…..Graeme Rose
Bibot & Prince of Wales…Mike Rogers
Henri Chauvelin……….Enzo Cilenti
Music composed by Sarah Llewellyn
Adapted and directed by Jonathan Holloway
Produced by Sally Harrison
A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4