Type
Scripted
Premiered
May. 05, 1993
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
90 min.
Country
UK
Network
ITV1 TV Network
Genre
Sharpe (UK) tv show photo

Sharpe (UK)

Sgt.Richard Sharpe(Sean Bean)is serving in the Napoleonic Wars.He saves the life of General Sir Arthur Wellesley(Hugh Fraser) from 3 attacking French Hussars,and receives a Field Commission and will command the Chosen Men of the 95th Rifles. Series of 14 episodes(each 100mins.) Plus two x 2-part prequels of over 2 hours but made as sequels.

Sharpe (UK) - 06x05 Sharpe's Peril Pt 2 Screenshot
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Last Episode

06x05 Sharpe's Peril Pt 2 Aired: Nov. 09, 2008

- Sharpe is held captive by the leader of the opium trafficking ring. Harper is left in charge of making sure the train makes it through. …

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The show had 6 seasons and 19 episodes air between 1993 and 2008.

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  • The rifle used by Sharpe's unit (and indeed by all British rifle companies of the Napoleonic Wars) is the Pattern 1800 Infantry Rifle, known also as the "Baker" rifle after its designer,…
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    The rifle used by Sharpe's unit (and indeed by all British rifle companies of the Napoleonic Wars) is the Pattern 1800 Infantry Rifle, known also as the "Baker" rifle after its designer, London gunsmith Ezekiel Baker. Formally adopted in 1800 for limited issue to special rifle companies, this .635-caliber flintlock weapon was one of the first rifles to be mass-produced, and the first type of rifle to be accepted as an issue weapon by a major military. Previous rifles used in combat were fielded by militia units, whose members were required to supply their own gun; the Baker was a departure both in being purpose-built for the British Army and in taking its design cues not from the long, smooth-bore muskets used by Regulars as previous rifles had been - as in the case of the classic American long rifles used during the American Revolution - but after the shorter, more compact German and Prussian "Jaeger" rifles, which were meant originally to be hunting weapons. The Baker was well-regarded for its accuracy and durability, and was so successful that it was produced until 1838 and issued as late as 1841. Bakers were also used in various colonial conflicts, against the Americans during the War of 1812, and, in the hands of Mexican troops (alongside Brown Bess muskets), during the Texan Revolution.
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  • Goof (continuity error): When Teresa is helping Sharpe and his men to gain access to Torrecastro, she slashes a French soldier across the stomach, killing him. A fraction of a second later we…
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    Goof (continuity error): When Teresa is helping Sharpe and his men to gain access to Torrecastro, she slashes a French soldier across the stomach, killing him. A fraction of a second later we see her sword, and there isn't a drop of blood on it.
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  • The "proper sword" given Sharpe by Capt. Murray is a the British Pattern 1796 Sword for Heavy Cavalry. It is a single-edged sword with a "hatchet" point similar to that of the Japanese…
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    The "proper sword" given Sharpe by Capt. Murray is a the British Pattern 1796 Sword for Heavy Cavalry. It is a single-edged sword with a "hatchet" point similar to that of the Japanese katana. Also like the katana, the 1796 is meant to be a cutting sword, though this blade-heavy weapon is meant for much less elegant work than the well-balanced katana. As such, the 1796 is particularly unsuitable for delicate swordplay; nonetheless it found strong favor among British foot as well as horse troops especially during the Napoleonic Wars due its ability to simply break the blades of lighter infantry and cavalry swords - allowing users to smash their way through opponents. The hefty, sturdy 1796 was reported to cause such terrible injuries that many Napoleonic-era French officers protested its use by the British as a "terror weapon" unfit for civilized combat.
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