Sharpe

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Sharpe

9:30pm Wednesday, January 18 on Prime

Drama

Waterloo

Sharpe has settled down to an idyllic lifestyle with Lucille on her French farm, when the news of Napoleon’s escape from Elba compels him to return to the army to fight at Waterloo. There, he joins the staff of the Prince of Orange. Reunited with his chosen men, Sharpe abandons the inept prince and organises the defence of key British positions on the farm of La Haie Sainte.

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Sharpe

9:30pm Wednesday, January 11 on Prime

Drama

The war is over and Sharpe returns to England with his reputation restored. He is ordered to the North of England to command a local militia force in his home town which is troubled with unrest. Sharpe soon finds himself torn between the gentry and the locals, while discovering secrets from his own past. Sharpe also has the chance to confront Jane, when Lord Rossendale inherits a mansion near where Sharpe is stationed.

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Sharpe

9:30pm Wednesday, January 4 on Prime

Drama

Revenge

After the last battle has been fought, the Peninsula war is finally over for Britain and her allies, but the action does not end here for Sharpe. He is framed by his long-time enemy, Ducos, and accused of stealing Napoleon’s treasures. Sharpe is also abandoned by his wife, Jane, who returns to England, where she meets the handsome Lord Rossendale. On the run now from both the English and the French, Sharpe must find a way to prove his innocence.

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Sharpe

9:30pm Wednesday, December 28 on Prime

Drama

Mission

France, 1813. The war is entering its final stages and the French formulate a desperate plan to capture Wellington’s spy master, Major General Ross. Sharpe is ordered by Wellington to accompany Colonel Brand, who is intent on destroying the French’s main powder supply in the caves of Rocha. Wellington and Ross are both suspicious of Brand’s loyalty, but they do not reveal this to Sharpe. The suspicions are well-founded as Brand secretly meets with the French and makes plans for capturing Ross. On the home front, Sharpe’s wife is showing signs of being bored with army life and enjoys the attentions of a young poet.

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Sharpe

9:30pm Wednesday, December 21 on Prime

Drama

Siege

Winter, 1813. Wellington is informed by the debonair Comte de Maquerre that Bordeaux is ready to rebel against Napoleon. Wellington’s spy master, Ross, is suspicious and tests Maquerre by suggesting that they use Maquerre’s own castle as a base. Maquerre reluctantly agrees, but informs them the castle is in Napoleon’s hands. Wellington appoints Colonel Bampfylde to lead the attack on the castle with Sharpe in support. Sharpe, newly married to Jane Gibbons, is outraged that he has lost his command to Bampfylde. However he is soon distracted by an outbreak of yellow fever to which Jane falls victim…

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Sharpe

8:30pm Wednesday, December 14 on Prime

Drama

Regiment

It’s June, 1813. South Essex is seriously short of men and when Wellingtion is informed that there are no recruits available, he orders Sharpe to go to England to investigate. When Sharpe and Harper arrive in England, they are informed that there are 700 men waiting for them in Chelmsford, but on arrival, he finds the barracks deserted with no sign of his missing regiment. Later and whilst visiting an old friend, Harper and Sharpe are attacked and deciding to feign death, they assume other identities and enlist… looking to get to the bottom of the mysterious situation.

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Sharpe

8:30pm Wednesday, December 7 on Prime

Drama

Sword

A carriage travelling through the Spanish countryside is ambushed by French soldiers and a young nun flees in terror. Later, the soldiers themselves are attacked by the English, and the French colonel kills his captain and trades uniforms. The French soldier claims to be Captain Dumas and surrenders himself to Sharpe. Sharpe is suspicious, but before he can question Dumas further, Colonel Berkeley of the South Essex accepts the man’s parole. A terrified, young nun emerges from the woods and attaches herself to Sharpe. Struck dumb with fear she is unable to tell Sharpe who she is or what has happened…

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Sharpe

8:30pm Wednesday, November 30 on Prime

Drama

Battle

While in the Spanish hills, Sharpe and his men come across a scene of devastation in the town of Casa Antiga. The town has been sacked by the fearsome French commander, Brigadier General Guy Loup and his Wolf brigade. Perkins rescues a young woman from two of Loup’s soldiers and they are arrested. When Loup rides into town demanding his soldiers are released, Sharpe refuses and has them executed in front of him. Loup vows revenge…

8:30pm Wednesday, November 23 on Prime

Drama

An angry Sharpe goes in search of the British infantry who failed to prevent the French retreat from a recent battle. He discovers that the infantry men are deserting and is unable to prevent their retreat. Meanwhile, Ellie Nugent, a relative of Wellington, rides into camp accompanied by her mother. They are searching for Ellie’s father who has gone missing while looking for Aztec gold in the hills nearby. Wellington refuses to help them and orders them to return home. Wellington has more serious problems to contend with as he is running short of men in the army and has agreed to exchange 52 captured deserters for Baker rifles. Sharpe is ordered to make the exchange and is followed by Ellie and her mother.

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Sharpe

8:30pm Wednesday, November 16 on Prime

Drama

Honour

A grieving Sharpe is challenged to a duel by a Spanish Marques who demands an apology for him having forced his attentions on his wife. Sharpe protests that he has never met La Marquesa and is innocent of any wrongdoing, refusing to apologise. The duel goes ahead and just as Sharpe holds his sword against the Marques’ throat, Nairn steps in and insists that it is just friendly sword practice. Later that night, the Marques is murdered and the following day, Sharpe is arrested. Witnesses testify that Sharpe was the murderer and he is sentenced to death. However, in the middle of the night, Harper is reunited with Sharpe and they are given the task of capturing the beautiful La Marquesa so that the British can discover the French’s next move.