Starring Miranda Richardson (Blackadder), Anna Friel (Our Mutual Friend), Richard E Grant (Bright Young Things), Tim Dutton (The Inspector Alleyn Mysteries). Based on the novel by Robert Louis Stephenson, St. Ives. Filmed on location in Ireland and Germany. Originally broadcast on BBC One in 1999 and repeated in 2004.
In 1813, Capitaine Jacques St. Ives, a Hussar in the Napoleonic wars, is captured and sent to a Scottish prison camp. He's a swashbuckler, so the prison's commander, Major Farquar Bolingbroke Chevening, asks him for lessons in communicating with women.
Both men have their sights set on the lovely Flora, who lives with her aunt, the well-travelled Miss Susan Emily Gilchrist.......