Rollicking finale for drama series


The Musketeers (Friday, March 27, BBC One, 9pm)

What’s It All About? It’s the Beeb’s hugely successful swashbuckling adventure.

With a good young cast and a few veteran character actors to add weight, lavish costumes, good-looking sets, a loud, sweeping score and a script that doesn’t worry too much about sticking to its source material, it’s little surprise the drama is, episode by episode, accruing more and more viewers.

Alas, like all good things, it must come to an end, and as the final episode of the second series airs, with Rochefort’s treachery now common knowledge, the Musketeers are risking everything to save France.

While Porthos seeks to lure the Spanish spymaster to Paris to convince the King of the betrayal, Athos and d’Artagnan must save Constance from certain death.

However, with Aramis and the Queen still in grave danger, the fugitive soldiers have a long way to go to save their friends, country and royal family from Rochefort’s plotting.

Look Out For: The action scenes – played out perfectly thanks to rigorous training sessions ahead of filming.

Luke Pasqualino, who plays D’Artagnan, says: “You leave your ego at the door.”