Sharpe’s Waterloo – A Satisfying Conclusion to a Great Series

Written by Charles Wood and Bernard CornwellDirected by Tom Clegg March 1815 – Napoleon escapes from Elba and returns to France to plunge Europe into war once again. Facing Napoleon is an allied army of British, Dutch, Belgians and Germans under the command of Wellington, and also the Prussian army. Napoleon’s strategy will be toContinue reading “Sharpe’s Waterloo – A Satisfying Conclusion to a Great Series”

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 Gold – So Far, the Low-Point of the Series

Written by Nigel Kneale and Bernard CornwellDirected by Tom Clegg Summer 1813 – Wellington’s Army is driving the French out of Spain. Before they can reach the protection of Napoleon’s Marshal Soult, French wagon trains come under relentless attack. After a battle where a regiment of red-coats fails to show up where they’re supposed toContinue reading “Sharpe’s Gold – So Far, the Low-Point of the Series”

Sharpe’s Honour – Despite Losing His Love, The Hero Goes On….

Written by Bernard Cornwell and Colin MacDonaldDirected by Tom Clegg 1813 – Wellington has begun his great offensive to finally drive the French from Spain. Napoleon, defeated in Russia, his armies in Northern Europe in retreat and disarray, is determined to hold Spain at all costs… This is the fifth adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s novelsContinue reading “Sharpe’s Honour – Despite Losing His Love, The Hero Goes On….”

Sharpe’s Enemy – A Hero Falters

Portugal 1813 – Wellington rests his army prior to resuming his offensive against Napoleon. But in the no-man’s land between two armies, the mountains of northern Portugal, other force are still active… The title of this fourth installment in the British adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s novels refers to Obadiah Hakeswill, the evil villain, coward, andContinue reading “Sharpe’s Enemy – A Hero Falters”