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Sharpe's Revenge 

TV-14 | | Episode aired 12 August 2006
Sharpe is framed as the thief who stole Napoleon's gold, and he must clear his name to avoid execution. Meanwhile, Jane - urged on by a friend - makes some questionable choices.


Tom Clegg


Bernard Cornwell (novel), Eoghan Harris




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Richard Sharpe
Daragh O'Malley ... Sgt. Maj. Patrick Harper
Abigail Cruttenden Abigail Cruttenden ... Jane Sharpe
Philip Whitchurch ... Cpt. William Frederickson
Cécile Paoli Cécile Paoli ... Madame Lucille DuBert
Alexis Denisof ... Rossendale
Féodor Atkine ... Ducos
James Laurenson ... Maj. Gen. Ross
John Benfield ... Gen. Calvet
Connie Hyde Connie Hyde ... Lady Molly Spindacre
Tom Hodgkins Tom Hodgkins ... Wigram
Stephane Cornicard ... Col. Maillot
Phil Smeeton Phil Smeeton ... Sgt. Challon
Michael Fitzgerald ... Maj. Salmon
Milton Johns ... Hopkinson


The war has ended but Jane,wearying of army life,is tricked by a greedy friend into returning to London and spending her husband's money. Meanwhile Sharpe is set up by defeated Major Ducos and charged with stealing the French imperial treasure. He is put on trial but escapes with Harper and Fredrickson and sets out to find the honest Major Maillot who was coerced into signing the false accusation. Ducos's men have Maillot shot but his widowed sister Lucille hides Sharpe whilst Fredrickson tracks down former foe General Calvet. Calvet allies with Sharpe to hunt down Ducos and regain the treasure. But Jane,now foolishly involved with fortune hunter Rossendale,may be harder to recapture. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Colonel Wigram uses a gavel at the court martial.This is incorrect & a common mistake. British judges do not use one. Only American judges or auctioneers. See more »


At 7m50secs the bombard next to the actor goes off catching him by surprise - he then belatedly moves the taper towards the firing hole. See more »


Calvet: [sits down to eat in between battles; to Ducos, in French] Breakfast?
[as Ducos shakes his head, bagpipes are heard in the distance, announcing the next British attack]
Calvet: Ross. And where Ross is, Sharpe is.
Ducos: Can I trust you to kill Sharpe?
Calvet: [more interested in his breakfast than the battle] We do our best.
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Followed by Sharpe: Sharpe's Justice (1997) See more »


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Give it a 9 because of the breadth of action.
23 May 2009 | by davoshannonSee all my reviews

I'll admit I'm a sucker for the Sharpe books and films. Both strands excellent.

Sharpe's Revenge is a little more complex than usual; the English and French combining to sort out a problem?.

As with most comments here, this episode belongs to Philip Whitchurch as Frederickson, and, yes, Cécile Paoli as Lucille is captivating.

But Abigail Cruttenden as Sharpe's wife really started to rankle me in this and following episodes. Could be good acting, but I just don't find anything fanciable in her - somebody else said "airhead" - exactly. Mind you Sean Bean might agree in retrospect - how long did their real life marriage last?.

Spare a thought for Féodor Atkine as Ducos. Excellent slimy character throughout. The running gag in the series of his stamped on set of good glasses is his undoing here.

Now - to all other viewers in the UK and Ireland - watch the US population react with a few "no"s to "was this comment useful". Everything has to be positive over there.

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