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?
The character of Mohan Singh is based on the recurring character of Syud Sevajee in the Indian novels (except for the first one). He plays a similar kind of character, but with a much more personal vendetta than is displayed in the movie. 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.
Follows Sharpe's Siege
Heart of Oak
Lyrics by David Garrick
Music by William Boyce See more