Sharpe’s Justice – Stick With the War Sharpe, Civilian Life Doesn’t Suit You

Written by Patrick Harbinson and Bernard CornwellDirected by Tom Clegg 1814. Peace – Napoleon has been exiled to the Island of Elba. The King of France has been returned to his throne. And Sharpe has returned to England. This was not adapted from one of Cornwell’s books, and unfortunately it shows. Once the war wasContinue reading “Sharpe’s Justice – Stick With the War Sharpe, Civilian Life Doesn’t Suit You”

Sharpe’s Revenge – Destroying All Sharpe Has Worked So Hard to Build

Written by Eoghan Harris and Bernard CornwellDirected by Tom Clegg Toulouse. April, 1814. This is the last loyal town to Napoleon. This is the last battle. And if Napoleon loses, he will have to abdicate and make way for King Louis Phillipe. This twelfth entry in the Sharpe series of British tele-films which followed theContinue reading “Sharpe’s Revenge – Destroying All Sharpe Has Worked So Hard to Build”

Sharpe’s Mission – A Perfect Balance of Action and Lighthearted Fun

Written by Eoghan Harris and Bernard CornwellDirected by Tom Clegg 1810 – Portuguese/Spanish Border – After his victory at Talavera, Wellington faced by superior French forces retreats to Portugal. He waits for the next French move. Richard Sharpe. Newly promoted Captain, is sent out on patrol under the command of a certain Major Brand. ThisContinue reading “Sharpe’s Mission – A Perfect Balance of Action and Lighthearted Fun”

Sharpe’s Siege: Love, Duty, and Colonels Who Shouldn’t Be

Written by Eoghan Harris and Bernard CornwellDirected by Tom Clegg 1813 – Wellington waits on the Spanish border, gathering his forces to invade France. But which way will he go? East or west? The tenth entry in the series of British tele-films about the exploits of a common man in the British Army who managesContinue reading “Sharpe’s Siege: Love, Duty, and Colonels Who Shouldn’t Be”

Sharpe’s Regiment – Sharpe Takes on Military Corruption Instead of the French

Written by Charles Wood and Bernard CornwellDirected by Tom Clegg Spain, 1813: After victory at Vitoria, Wellington prepares to invade France. The depleted South Essex face heavy opposition at the French frontier and are forced to retreat. With the invasion of France imminent and a lack of new recruits available, Major Sharpe (Sean Bean) receivesContinue reading “Sharpe’s Regiment – Sharpe Takes on Military Corruption Instead of the French”

Sharpe’s Sword – There’s More Than One Hero ‘Round These Parts

Written by Eoghan Harris and Bernard CornwellDirected by Tom Clegg The Franco-Spanish Frontier, 1813 – The French Army is in full retreat from Spain, but Napoleon is planning a surprise counter-attack. To succeed he must first flush out and capture Wellington’s master spy – El Mirador. Major Richard Sharpe (Sean Bean) is on patrol withContinue reading “Sharpe’s Sword – There’s More Than One Hero ‘Round These Parts”

Sharpe’s Battle – Got A Scorecard for Who’s Mad at Who?

Written by Bernard Cornwell and Russell LewisDirected by Tom Clegg September 1813 – Wellington is chasing Napoleon back through the Pyrenees into France. A final victory seems close at hand, but the French are fighting a fierce rear-guard action and each yard of ground gained is paid for in British blood… Major Sharpe (Sean Bean)Continue reading “Sharpe’s Battle – Got A Scorecard for Who’s Mad at Who?”

Horatio Hornblower – The New Adventures – Loyalty/Duty

The A&E Network, in conjunction with British television, has apparently hit the jackpot with the Horatio Hornblower continuing series, or we wouldn’t be seeing the series continuing to this, it’s seventh and eighth films. The war is over and an uneasy peace has been declared between France and England. After about a year on half-pay,Continue reading “Horatio Hornblower – The New Adventures – Loyalty/Duty”