Plight of the Pimpernel
Colin Baker (The Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri Brown), Stewart Clarke (Z22 / Charlie / Guillaume / Frederic), Rebecca Crankshaw (Babs / Bernadette / Lady Morton), Anthony Howell (Donat / Devore / Lord Morton), Joe Jameson (Oliver / Bisset / Andre / Computer), Jamie Parker (Sir Percy / Terrance), Becky Wright (Nancy / Lady Calisto / Hologram Tyrax)
It’s 1793 and the Reign of Terror is slicing through the elite of Paris – but not if the Scarlet Pimpernel has anything to do with it! With a very British pluck, and daring bravado, he rescues French aristocrats from Madame Guillotine’s embrace. But who hides beneath the Pimpernel’s mask? And isn’t the Scarlet Pimpernel just a fictional character?
At Highmoor House, in England, Peri plays lady of the manor while The Doctor tends to the strange wounds of her ‘husband’, Sir Percy Blakeney. As Peri prepares to host a lavish ball in Sir Percy’s name, French agent Citizen Donat, and a sinister alien force are uninvited guests, both intent on unmasking the Scarlet Pimpernel and putting an end to his heroic escapades, forever!
- Maximilien Robespierre is mentioned. (The Reign of Terror)
- Peri speculates that Robin Hood was probably real. The Doctor replies sort of. (The Thief of Sherwood, Robot of Sherwood)
- Peri compares the Z22 to Kamelion, remembering how he could barely walk. (Planet of Fire)
- The Doctor recounts playing backgammon with Kublai Khan. (Marco Polo)