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Sharpe's Siege 

TV-14 | | Episode aired 29 July 2006
Sharpe, with his new commanding officer, is sent to capture a castle when news comes of locals who will rise against Bonaparte. However, he is somewhat distracted by thoughts of his wife ... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Clegg

Writers:

Bernard Cornwell (novel), Eoghan Harris
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Major Richard Sharpe
Daragh O'Malley ... Sgt. Major Patrick Harper
Abigail Cruttenden Abigail Cruttenden ... Jane Gibbons
Hugh Fraser ... Lord Wellington
James Laurenson ... Major General Hector Ross
Féodor Atkine ... Major Pierre Ducos
Christian Brendel Christian Brendel ... Compte de Maquerre
Christopher Villiers ... Colonel Horace Bampfylde
Amira Casar ... Catherine
Philip Whitchurch ... Capt. William Frederickson
James Ryland James Ryland ... Capt. Neil Palmer
Olivier Pierre Olivier Pierre ... General Calvet
Danny Cunningham Danny Cunningham ... Rifleman Robinson
Sylvester Morand ... Colonel Henri Lassan
John Tams ... Rifleman Daniel Hagman
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Sharpe, with his new commanding officer, is sent to capture a castle when news comes of locals who will rise against Bonaparte. However, he is somewhat distracted by thoughts of his wife whom he was forced to leave while stricken with fever. Written by layle

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Trivia

This movie marks the conclusion of the recurring Voltaire theme in the series. Once again (after 'Sharpe's Sword'), Harris finds a book, this time during looting ('What luck, Voltaire!') See more »

Goofs

The tricolour is flown with a blue fly. See more »

Quotes

[Anticipating battle, Harper hands Sharpe a cup of tea]
Sharpe: Thanks, Pat.
Harper: I was thinking. Things could be an awful lot worse, you know.
Sharpe: How the bloody hell could things get worse, Pat?
Harper: We could be without the cup of tea.
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Connections

Followed by Sharpe: The Legend (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the Hills and Far Away
Traditional
Adapted by John Tams
Performed by John Tams
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One of Television's all time best movie series
17 April 2002 | by TexasRedgeSee all my reviews

If America only knew how good this was,it would be the highest rated Made-For-TV movie series of all time(hard to believe there are more people out there that would rather watch "The Columbo Mysteries" than Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe Chronicles- that just goes to show the power of major network name-brand advertising.

The Richard Sharpe movie series has been television at its finest. I have seen all of the BBC Sharpe series movies,"Sharpe's Waterloo" is my favorite of the films. However I tune in to PBS everytime they air the Sharpe movies. So far all the movies have been based on the Sharpe Chronicles - adventure novels written by Bernard Cornwell(the same author who wrote "Rebel"). Each Movie chronicles the on-going adventures of Richard Sharpe who is a Brittish Lt. in the Brittish military during the late 1790's-to early 1800's during the Napoleonic era in Europe. I sincerly believe that each one of these Films has been good enough to have shown at the movie theaters,if the producers had wanted to. Unlike other Made-For-TV films,The Hornblower films do not have that Made-For-TV feeling to them,like most television movies have. However each of the Sharpe Movies picks up exactly where the last one left off. The only negative thing I can say about this movie series is the use of an electric guitar as the background music- I have to take points off for that, because the sometimes screeching guitar noises can become annoying at times.

A common misconception that people who havent seen these movies have is that all of these films go to gether as a mini-series- that is not true. The Sharpe movies are not a mini-series,all of these films are individual movies about the same charactor, However they are sequels to each other each picking up where the last film left off.- with all the same actors playing the same roles in each film(EXAMPLE:think of the James Bond films-that same principle applies to the Sharpe movies,but unlike Bond, the Sharpe films are sequels)

If you have seen the Sharpe movies and you liked them and you wish to see more similar themed programing, I will suggest A&E's Horatio Hornblower movies(6 movies in all- same basic priciple as the Sharpe movie except Hornblower is in the Brittish Navy to whereas Sharpe is a ground soldier)

I give the entire Sharpe movie series 4 out of 5 stars. Its near Perfect entertainment- but you cant please everyone, so for those of you dont like epic Napoleonic era battles,classic historic style drama,high stakes adventure, and danger on the European battlefields,if you dont like stuff like that-there is always a Columbo re-run for you to watch.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

29 July 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Scharfschützen - Todfeinde See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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