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Sharpe's Company 

TV-14 | | Episode aired 14 May 1995
Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along ... See full summary »


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Charles Wood (script), Bernard Cornwell (based on the novel by)
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Lt. / Cpt. Richard Sharpe
Daragh O'Malley ... Sgt. Patrick Harper
Hugh Fraser ... Lord Wellington
Michael Byrne ... Maj. Nairn
Pete Postlethwaite ... Sgt. Obadiah Hakeswill
Assumpta Serna ... Teresa Moreno
Clive Francis ... Windham
Nicholas Jones ... Col. Fletcher
Michael Mears ... Francis Cooper
John Tams ... Daniel Hagman
Jason Salkey ... Harris
Lyndon Davies ... Ben Perkins
Scott Cleverdon ... Lt. Harry Price
Robert Morgan Robert Morgan ... Maj. Jack Collett
Louise Germaine ... Sally Clayton


Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along with the murderous Sgt. Obadiah Hakeswill, an old enemy of Sharpe's from India days. But a new commander means a captain trying to turn the Rifles into red-jackets, and Sharpe's only hope to command his company again is the Forlorn one. Written by Kathy Li

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Obadiah Hakeswill has been in five of the Sharpe books, making him, along with Pierre Ducos, the most frequently recurring Sharpe villain. See more »


When Wellington is surveying the dead after the siege, on a wide shot Clayton has his head tipped back over a ledge. When Wellington bends down to him his head is flat in the ground. See more »


Richard Sharpe: I'm a soldier, sir, not a bloody clerk! I fetch, I forage, and I take punishment drills! It's "yes sir, no sir, can I dig your latrine, sir?" and it's not bloody soldiering!
Major Nairn: It *is* bloody soldiering! What the hell do you think soldiering is? Just because you've been allowed to swan about like a bloody pirate for years...!
Richard Sharpe: Look, sir, when you fling us up against those walls, you'll be glad there's some pirates in there, and not just bloody clerks!
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Another good episode of the Sharpe series
14 December 2002 | by John_DaveySee all my reviews

Third in the Sharpe series , Sharpe's Company introduces Sharpe's nemesis , Sergeant Obidiah Hakeswill ( Peter Postlethwaite ) .

Hakeswill is a thoroughly nasty piece of work , having had Sharpe flogged when he was a young soldier , and starts with the same tricks again.

This film gives some idea of the tribulations of the ordinary Redcoats , at the whim of sometimes hopeless Officers whose commissions were bought , and who wanted NCOs who kept order , and didn't mind how it was done.

As with many of the Sharpe series , this is based around a historic battle . In this case it is the battle of Badajoz , where Hakeswill gets up to even more mischief .

Another great Postlethwaite performance !

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