Sharpe (1993–2008)
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Sharpe's Eagle 

TV-14 | | Episode aired 12 May 1993
Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents, and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colors (its ... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Clegg

Writers:

Eoghan Harris, Bernard Cornwell (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Lt. / Cpt. Richard Sharpe
Brian Cox ... Maj. Hogan
Daragh O'Malley ... Sgt. Patrick Harper
Assumpta Serna ... Teresa Moreno
Michael Cochrane ... Sir Henry Simmerson
David Troughton ... Sir Arthur Wellesley
Martin Jacobs Martin Jacobs ... Maj. / Col. Lawford
Katia Caballero Katia Caballero ... Josefina
Michael Mears ... Francis Cooper
John Tams ... Daniel Hagman
Jason Salkey ... Harris
Paul Trussell Paul Trussell ... Isiah Tongue
Lyndon Davies ... Ben Perkins
Gavan O'Herlihy ... Cpt. Leroy
David Ashton David Ashton ... Maj. Lennox
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Storyline

Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents, and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colors (its regimental flag), Sharpe vows to save the honor of the regiment by capturing a French Imperial standard: an eagle. Written by Kathy Li

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Trivia

Both the villainous young lieutenants Berry and Gibbons were played by future heroes of movies/TV series: Daniel Craig (Berry) became James Bond in the long running Bond franchise (taking over from Pierce Brosnan), and Neil Dudgeon (Gibbons) went on to become the 2nd DCI Barnaby in the long running TV series "Midsomer Murders" (taking over from John Nettles after the 13th season; now in season 21), and both still playing these roles (as of 2020). See more »

Goofs

When Sharpe promises to capture an eagle, the dead Major Lennox's eyes blink/flutter twice before the end of the scene. See more »

Quotes

Leroy: [he has just seen Sharpe talking with Colonel Lawford] You and the young lord twins, or what?
Richard Sharpe: We spent three months chained in a cell in India. He had a page of the Bible. In three months he taught me how to read and write. How can you pay back a man who teaches you how to write your own name, Captain?
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Connections

Follows Sharpe: Sharpe's Rifles (1993) See more »

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Three Lovely Lassies
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Traditional
Performed by Daragh O'Malley
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Good Film
21 September 2018 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

I've never read any of Bernard Cornwell's books but I can say the Sharpe film series is well worth watching.

In this episode Sharpe vows to restore the regiment's honour by capturing a French Imperial standard: the Eagle.

7/10


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Spanish | French

Release Date:

12 May 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Crimea, Ukraine See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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