Napoleon has been exiled to Elba, the English have returned from the wars, and Major Richard Sharpe finds himself in a sort of exile to lead a company of Yorkshire Yeomen. His duties include protecting mill owners from restless workers who are on the verge of strike or outright revolt. Meanwhile, Sharpe's faithless wife and her lover fall within range of Sharpe's wrath. Sharpe, with his two of his devoted Chosen Men nearby, must decide whether to continue to protect the mill owners or to take the side of their fiercely downtrodden workers. Written by
Jim Beaver <email@example.com>
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This is the second Sharpe episode whose title is not taken from a Sharpe novel. Much of the series of events clashes with the events in the novels, particularly the idea that the labourer-turned-rebel leader is Sharpe's half-brother. See more
[after meeting Sharpe for the first time
What d'you think of him, George?
Rides like a peasant, dresses like a peasant, eats like a peasant. Fights like the devil.
Follows Sharpe's Company
Adapted by John Tams
Performed by John Tams See more