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
There is a Continuity error which was addressed by Sharpe TV Series Director Tom Clegg and writer Russell Lewis as being Non Canon. Sharpe's wife Lucille who's erroneously reported as deceased in Sharpe's Challenge is in fact still alive and married to Sharpe living at their house in Normandy with her son Patrick Henri while he was away in India at the time of Sharpe's Challenge. See more
You want someone younger to rule beside you? Lalima perhaps? I've seen how you watch after where she walks.
I keep a close eye on her because I do not think she is entirely to be trusted.
She's of no consequence. She'll do as her brother orders and if she does not, she'll suffer for it. All I ask, my love, is that you do not make me wait too long for what is rightfully ours.
Follows Sharpe's Battle
Rock of Ages
Lyrics by Lyrics by Augustus Montague Toplady
(as Augustus M. Toplady)
Music by Thomas Hastings
Performed by Peter-Hugo Daly See more