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>
Did You Know?
becomes the first actor to portray two different leading "baddies" in the series. His first outing was in Sharpe's Enemy (1995) when he played the leader of the French deserters Pot-au Feu. He was the only one to do so until 2006. Peter-Hugo Daly
, who had played the treacherous Sgt. Rodd in "Sharpe's Gold", played the equally unlikeable Sgt. Bickerstaff. 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