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 project required more than 700 costumes, most of which were made on location in India. The Pindari bandit uniforms required 420 meters of silk while 840 meters of cotton were used to create uniforms for the men of the East Indian Company Army. See more
They have forgotten all of Sharpe's scars from previous battles in the previous movies. See more
[examining the Indian guns
Rusted dog screw. Would you say this is good enough, Corporal Harper?
That I wouldn't, Sergeant. No, that I wouldn't!
Follows Sharpe's Waterloo
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