Synopsis by Hal Erickson
It is possible that Alexandre Dumas' classic swashbuckling novel The Three Musketeers has undergone more stage, film, and TV adaptations than any other literary property. Whether this is true or not, it is a matter of record that Britain's BBC offered two separate miniseries versions of the Dumas work within 12 years of each other. The second such miniseries, a ten-parter, was staged in 1966, with Jeremy Brett (who would later gain international TV popularity in the role of Sherlock Holmes) as D'Artagnan. Other noteworthy regulars in this weekly, 25-minute Three Musketeers were Brian Blessed as Porthos and Mary Peach as Milady de Wynter.
adventurer, quest, resistance-fighters, swashbuckler