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Sharpe's Enemy 

Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage ... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Clegg

Writers:

Eoghan Harris, Bernard Cornwell (novel)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Cpt. / Maj. 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
Jeremy Child ... Sir Augustus Farthingdale
Elizabeth Hurley ... Lady Farthingdale
Helena Michell Helena Michell ... Sarah Dubreton
Tony Haygarth ... Pot Au Feu
Michael Mears Michael Mears ... Francis Cooper
John Tams John Tams ... Daniel Hagman
Jason Salkey ... Harris
Lyndon Davies Lyndon Davies ... Ben Perkins
Philip Whitchurch ... Cpt. Frederickson
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Storyline

Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage for ransom. Sharpe is given the 60th Rifles and a Rocket troop, as well as his majority to rescue the women. But while Sharpe may be able to deal with his old enemy, he has yet to face a newer threat, the French Major Duclos. Written by Kathy Li

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Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Especially obvious in the scene where Sharpe meets Captain Fredrickson for the first time is a patch on Sharpe's left arm saying "VS" in a wreath. This stands for Valiant Stormer and was a patch awarded to those soldiers and officers who had survived being part of a Forlorn Hope during a siege attack, as Sharpe had been in Sharpe's Company See more »

Quotes

Richard Sharpe: [to the Sgt. of the new 60th Company] A good soldier should have a reason before he suffers
[allows]
Richard Sharpe: himself to smile!
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Connections

Followed by Sharpe: Sharpe's Peril (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

No Sir
Traditional
Performed by John Tams
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User Reviews

 
Another classy performance
6 February 2000 | by WileESee all my reviews

Oncer again, Sharpe's Enemy allows our hero Richard Sharpe, along with his Rifles in support, to save the day.

A somewhat contrived plot does not help, but some excellent acting saves the day. Not, one might add, from a certain Liz Hurley! The tragic events towards the end add a poignancy to the Sharpe series that had not really been present before, although this is superbly counter-balanced by the humour of Sharpe's promotion.

Not the best episode, but definitely up there as a strong showing, before the ravages of Jane beguiled our hero.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Ukraine

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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