Revolution sweeps France, and heads roll. Everyone in Britain is obsessed with the daring exploits of the dashing Scarlet Pimpernel as he risks his life to save French aristocrats from the guillotine. Everyone except Edmund Blackadder.
Edmund is challenged to rescue an aristocrat from the French revolutionaries. He hatches a plan to win the bet without putting himself in any danger - and promptly falls into the hands of the revolutionaries.