|Acclaimed actor Sean Bean (The Island, The Lord of the Rings) stars in this action-packed series set in the midst of the desperate missions and battles of the Napoleonic Wars. Adapted from Bernard Cornwell's bestselling novels, Bean portrays maverick British officer Richard Sharpe who rises through the ranks of Wellington's army by his own daring deeds and ambition. Fast-moving, hard-hitting adventure, Sharpe brings to the screen all the danger, romance and sheer spectacle of one of the bloodiest periods in English warfare.|
"Sharpe's Mission" -- While the French wait to see where Wellington will strike next, Sharpe travels behind enemy lines to blow up a French general's gunpowder supply.
"Sharpe's Revenge" -- Framed by Napoleon's spy, Ducos, Sharpe is accused of stealing Napoleon's treasure, convicted and imprisoned. Broken out of jail by his faithful Sergeant Harper, Sharpe embarks on a search for truth and vengeance.
"Sharpe's Justice" -- With the war over and his reputation fully restored, Sharpe is ordered to the north of England to command the local militia in a troubled town.
"Sharpe's Waterloo" -- Napoleon's return from exile sends Sharpe back to the army where he is reunited with the Chosen Men to play a crucial role in one of Britain 's most famous victories, the Battle of Waterloo.
"Sharpe the Legend" -- In this retrospective of the complete series, Rifleman Cooper reminisces about the military career and romantic liaisons of Richard Sharpe -- the brave and determined officer who took him to Hell and back.
"Handsomely mounted epic. Wall Street Journal
Editor's NoteThis British TV show set during the Napoleonic Wars starred Sean Bean as Major Richard Sharpe, a daring British officer. Five episodes from the show are included here. "Sharpe's Mission" - Major Richard Sharpe, newly married to his beloved Jane, is ordered to go behind French lines to destroy a French ammunitions dump. As the secret mission progresses, Sharpe realizes that he has enemies even closer than the French. Meanwhile Jane, feeling neglected by her husband, is tempted by attention from other men."Sharpe's Revenge" - As Sharpe prepares for the battle of Toulouse, which could bring the end of the Napoleonic Wars, he must deal with his treacherous wife, Jane, who steals all of his money and takes up with Lord Rossendale, in one of the best in the SHARPES series."Sharpe's Justice" - With the Napoleonic Wars seemingly over, Sharpe returns to England looking for work. He finds a job working for Sir Willoughby, a wealthy mill owner, but finds himself torn between his former friends working in the mill and his new employer, while his wife and her lover Lord Rossendale have taken up residence not far away."Sharpe's Waterloo" - In the final episode of the adventures of British officer Richard Sharpe, Napoleon has regrouped his forces for one final campaign through Europe. Sharpe is called back into action under the command of the Prince of Orange, who makes a series of dangerous blunders with his troops. Sharpe must cope with the French advance, his commander's incompetence, and the arrival of Lord Rossendale, his wife's lover, all culminating in the Battle of Waterloo."Sharpe the Legend" - This documentary looks back at some of the greatest moments from the show.
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