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Sharpe's Regiment 

TV-14 | | Episode aired 22 July 2006
Told his battalion is to be split up due to lack of recruits at home, Sharpe and Harper return to England to investigate. What should have been a simple query turns politically explosive as... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Clegg

Writers:

Charles Wood (from a script by), Bernard Cornwell (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Maj. Richard Sharpe
Daragh O'Malley ... Sgt.-Maj. Harper
Abigail Cruttenden Abigail Cruttenden ... Jane Gibbons
Michael Cochrane ... Sir Henry Simmerson
Nicholas Farrell ... Lord Fenner
Caroline Langrishe ... Lady Anne Camoynes
James Laurenson ... Maj.-Gen. Hector Ross
Mark Lambert Mark Lambert ... Colonel Girdwood
Julian Fellowes ... The Prince Regent
Norman Rossington ... Horatio Havercamp
John Tams ... Daniel Hagman
Jason Salkey ... Harris
Steve Chambers Steve Chambers ... Charlie Weller
Henry Woolley Henry Woolley ... Marriott
Robert Patterson Robert Patterson ... Sergeant Lynch
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Storyline

Told his battalion is to be split up due to lack of recruits at home, Sharpe and Harper return to England to investigate. What should have been a simple query turns politically explosive as they come nearer to exposing profiteering on the home front that could jeopardize the Wellington's war. Written by layle

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Trivia

The recruiting officer scene is an allusion to the 1706 play "The Recruiting Officer" by George Farquhar. It was for this play that Farquhar wrote the original lyrics for the version of 'Over the Hills and Far Away' that was adapted by John Tams as the theme for "Sharpe". One of the many adjustments was the monarch - originally, 'Queen Ann (or: The Queen) commands and we obey', and now it's 'King George commands and we obey'. Technically, also not longer true then, because George III. was already certifiably mad at the time and his son reigning in his stead (Hence, the Prince Regent). See more »

Goofs

When Harris tears off the dead RSM's stripes off to give to Harper, the cellophane tape used to hold it on up to that point can be clearly seen glinting as he hands the chevrons over. See more »

Quotes

Soldier: What regiment?
Charlie Weller: Sharpe's! Sharpe's regiment!
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Connections

Followed by Sharpe: Sharpe's Challenge (2006) See more »

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The Recruiting Sergeant
Traditional
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Solid, lusty Regency fun
19 February 2002 | by c.o-sullivanSee all my reviews

This was the first episode of Sharpe I have seen, and entirely explains the appeal of Sean Bean, which is an aspect of British culture which had slightly puzzled me. Sharpe sounds better than you might expect, looks good and constitutes solid period entertainment. My only reservation is about the two heroines - isn't it time even Regency heroines grew up? Georgette Heyer would be appalled.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Scharfschützen - Das verschollene Bataillon See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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