|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 Rifles" -- Sharpe saves Wellesley's life and is promoted to Lieutenant. He is put in command of a crack regiment of riflemen who resist acknowledging his authority: the Chosen Men.
"Sharpe's Eagle" -- When the French seize the King's Colours and Sharpe loses an old friend in battle, he steadfastly, but quietly swears to avenge the officer's death and restore England's honour.
"Sharpe's Company" -- Sharpe becomes a father and desperately attempts to rescue his Spanish lover Teresa and their daughter before French troops storm the city of Badajoz.
"Sharpe's Enemy" -- Sharpe leads a mission to free an English colonel's wife who is hostage to a gang of lawless deserters led by an evil villain from Sharpe's past.
"Sharpe's Honour" -- When a French spy frames him for dishonouring a Spanish aristocrat's wife, Sharpe faces arrest, duels, court martial and death to clear his good name and avoid damaging Britain's alliance with Spain.
"Compelling viewing for adventure lovers. The Daily Mail
"A thoroughly entertaining tale. TV Guide
"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, taken from Bernard Cornwall's novels, are included here. "Sharpe's Rifles" - A British officer and his men risk life and limb in an attempt to foil Napoleon's forces in Spain in this period action drama. This film was shot on location in Portugal, Great Britain, and the Crimea."Sharpe's Eagle" - Sharpe is a brash young commander in the Napoleonic Wars who finds himself in command of an inexperienced battalion. After the soldiers lose their colors, Sharpe decides to raid the French camp to steal their imperial eagle. "Sharpe's Company" - A new commander takes over Sharpe's company of soldiers, leading to plenty of troubles. At the same time, Sharpe must deal with the impending pregnancy of Teresa."Sharpe's Enemy" - Sharpe's old enemy Hakeswill is holding a pair of women hostage, and Sharpe must take a unit of men to rescue them, but he has to deal with the enemies--both British and French--surrounding him."Sharpe's Honour" - When Sharpe becomes a pawn at the hands of Major Pierre Ducos, a French spy, he must cross enemy lines to find the one person who can clear his name. Meanwhile, the irresistible Marquesa Dorada, also a pawn of Major Ducos's plot, wins Sharpe's heart, placing him in even deeper danger.
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