This spectacular historically-based series follows the life and battles of Major Richard Sharpe (Sean Bean) as the dashing maverick British rifleman who is fighting against Napoleon in 19th century Europe's Napoleonic war.

Even though he is battling for England Sharpe still has time to make acquaintances in lady's chambers and to drink Sherry. Superb series well worth staying in and missing that huge party to watch.

Filmed on location, mainly in the Crimea and Turkey this series was based on the best-selling novels by Bernard Cornwell

Genre: Drama

5/5 Stars

When is Sharpe next on TV?

It's next showing on Drama (Freeview) Today, 11:00am and on Drama (Freeview) October 29th, 11:00am. See more...

Main Cast

Image for Sean BeanSean Bean
Assumpta Serna
Michael Byrne
Image for Brian CoxBrian Cox
Image for Daragh ODaragh O'Malley
David Troughton
Image for Elizabeth HurleyElizabeth Hurley
Image for Alice KrigeAlice Krige
Hugh Fraser
Simón Andreu
Martin Jacobs
Michael Mears
Féodor Atkine
Image for Paul BettanyPaul Bettany
Patrick Fierry
Micahel Cochrane
Philip Whitchurch
Peter Eyre
Jayne Ashbourne
Abel Folk