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The lovely Comtesse la Valliere, formerly a spy for Chauvelin, changes sides when she learns of the impending execution of dozens of moderate French revolutionaries. Teaming with the Scarlet Pimpernel and his men, the Comtesse plans to rescue the condemned men - from under Chauvelin's nose. Air Date : 27th-Dec-1955
Giving one of Sir Percy's agents false information, Chauvelin hopes to lure the man he thinks is the Pimpernel into the open. He achieves his aim but is astonished when a 'simple minded' farmer's boy (the Pimpernel in disguise) arrives.
Chauvelin's scheme to capture the Countess de Monsants before she can escape to England succeeds and she and her servant fall into his trap. Sir Percy hears about it and hatches his own scheme, rescuing the Countess and her servant from under Chauvelin's nose and smuggling them to England. Outraged, Chauvelin travels to England, planning to kidnap the countess and bring her back to France. Meanwhile, the Prince has hired a Chinese decorator to remodel a wing of the palace, and Sir Percy decides to use the man in his plan to thwart Chauvelin's plot.
While smuggling aristocrats out of France, Andrew and Richard are pursued by Chauvelin's agents. Andrew is shot and wounded, and Richard is forced to leave him behind. Sir Percy must return to France to find Andrew and get him out of the country, a task complicated by the fact that Percy doesn't know where Andrew is and Chauvelin has his agents out looking for Andrew, too.
Answering an appeal from the Princess Melanie de Monsantes to bring her brother Jacques to safety from France, the Pimpernel finds him but he refuses to leave and instead asks the Pimpernel for help in frustrating Chauvelin's latest plan.
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Walter and Lily, the Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman of Colne, have been together now for 24 years, and their marriage has always seemed, to outsiders, to be one long honeymoon. Nellie and Eli move in as marriage-maker and marriage-breaker when Lily confesses that the relationship is not all it appears.
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Boxing Day at Pledge's Purer Pickles. The factory is quite. The last consignment of special gift-wrapped gherkins for Christmas has long gone.
Nellie and Eli find time to spend a few peaceful hours with the family. It is a small family circle these days and the Pledge's are left with Lily and Walter, affectionately known - by Eli at least - as the Christmas Fairy and King Rat. But is it a good idea to hold a séance to try to get in touch with old Joshua Pledge who has been dead these two years? Is Lily really a medium? Can the ghosts of picklers long departed really roam the factory? Is dad trying to get in touch with Nellie from that great pickle factory in the sky?
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Bill decides to leave the social club and go to the Caribbean Club. When Jacko, Eddie and Arthur hear there is a stripper over there, they go over too. When Bill sees them, he refuses to sign Eddie in. Eddie calls the race relation board and Bill is investigated and given a warning. When Eddie goes back to the club, Bill throws Eddie's pint of beer on the floor and they are both barred.