(starring Marius Goring)
This 1955/56 Granada International ITV version of the
Pimpernel is a highly regarded one. Goring has perhaps played
the character with more sophistication than any of his celluloid
counterparts and is regarded by some as the most convincing
of all the Sir Percys. That's probably because he evolved
his TV performance from his radio role. In the 1950s Goring
starred in 50 episodes of the Scarlet Pimpernel first broadcast
via America's NBC radio network. Goring's TV Pimpernel plays
cleverly on the Pimpernel's liking for disguises.
Goring's experience in playing the Pimpernel
for radio helped his TV adaption
Goring starred in 18 episodes of the ITV production and
co-wrote the scripts.