Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile ... See full summary »


Tom Clegg


Bernard Cornwell (novels), Russell Lewis (screenplay)





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Col. Richard Sharpe
Daragh O'Malley ... Patrick Harper
Michael Cochrane ... Simmerson
Velibor Topic ... Dragomirov
Beatrice Rosen ... Marie Angelique
Raza Jaffrey ... Lance Naik Singh
Steve Speirs ... Wormwood
David Robb ... Major Tredinnick
Caroline Carver ... Mrs Tredinnick
Luke Ward-Wilkinson ... Ensign Percival Beauclere
Amit Behl ... Barabbas
Jonathan Moore Jonathan Moore ... Rev Watkin
Charles Venn ... Deever (as Chucky Venn)
Ryan Pope ... Quilter
Jonny Coyne ... Croop (as Jonathan Coyne)


Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile territory. Chitu, a legendary bandit leader in control of the area, strikes fear in the members of the party. When an attack occurs Sharpe takes control of the situation, leading the group 300 miles through enemy territory and training the disorganized, rag-tag group to be proper soldiers. Despite all these responsibilities, Sharpe still manages to find time for a little romance... Written by anonymous

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According to the chronology of the books Richard Sharpe was born in 1777 making him 41 in 1818, the year this story is set. Much has been made of Sean Bean looking too old but at the time of filming was 48 (49 at time of release), only 7 years older than Sharpe who, after over 20 years (he enlisted in his teens) of almost constant war would look considerably older than his 41 years. See more »


When one of the Indian riders in the beginning slashes his sword against a villager's back, there is no blood on the blade afterwards, yet the villager falls as if killed. See more »


Richard Sharpe: Sooner an honest murderer, than a man should steal from his mates.
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Follows Sharpe: Sharpe's Regiment (1996) See more »


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Sharpe revisited
23 November 2008 | by audrulyteSee all my reviews

Though I personally much prefer Sharpe's Napoleonic series to these Indian installments (Challenge and Peril), but I still find the latest one Sharpe's Peril quite entertaining and really very well watchable.

OK, I wish the Indian installments were much closer to the Bernard Cornwell's books, that is if they happened in due time (before Napoleonic wars) and order (somehow in Challenge and Peril they've mixed as much from Indian set of books as they possibly could, though not always for good), but it is still a very great Sharpe's adventure. Just as usual - some quest for good old Sharpe, some girl's heart to win over, and some baddies to defeat. If that is still not enough a reason for you to watch this Sharpe's adventure, maybe a magic word - Simmerson - would do the trick. It did worked for me (And thAaaat was soooo great!). And the very last encounter of Sharpe and Simmerson! One should not miss it, that I'm sure of.

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