Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a local Maharaja, Khande Rao, who is threatening British interests there. Wellington sends Sharpe to investigate on what turns out to be his most dangerous mission to date. When a beautiful general's daughter is kidnapped by the Indian warlord, the tension mounts, leaving Sharpe no option but to pursue the enemy right into its deadly lair. Deep in the heart of enemy territory he also has to keep at bay the beautiful but scheming Regent, Madhuvanthi, who is out to seduce him. The fate of an Empire and the life of a General's daughter lie in one man's hands... Written by
Picture Palace Productions
Did You Know?
Sergeant Bickerstaff is a creation based on the character of Mary Bickerstaff in the novel 'Sharpe's Tiger'. Mary is a half Indian, half white woman that is the love interest for Sharpe. She eventually marries a wealthy Indian noble at the end of the novel. See more
They have forgotten all of Sharpe's scars from previous battles in the previous movies. See more
[Sharpe is asking him to steal from two merchants
But that would be stealing sahib. How am I to be a good British soldier if you make me into a thief again?
It isn't thieving when you're hungry, Davi. That's the first thing any soldier learns. Now go on.
Followed by Sharpe's Peril
Stand To, Me Bonny Lads
Adapted by John Tams
Performed by John Tams See more