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The Best Episodes of Sharpe

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Richard Sharpe is a British soldier who fights in the Napoleonic Wars yet still finds time for romance. The best episodes of Sharpe often focus on the title character leading his men in important tasks. Some good episodes of Sharpe also feature insight into Sharpe's love live which includes a lot of heartbreak.

What are the best episodes of Sharpe? “Sharpe's Challenge” is a fan favorite. This episode finds Sharpe, portrayed by Sean Bean, taking on a mission to find a man in India. The first installment of the series, “Sharpe's Rifles” is also a compelling episode of the Sharpe franchise.

“Sharpe's Enemy” is another good episode from Sharpe as is “Sharpe's Gold” which finds Sharpe fighting in Spain.

Do you have a favorite installment of Sharpe? Give the best episodes a vote up and vote down any episodes you may not have liked.

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    Sharpe's Eagle

    May 12 1993

    SeriesSharpe

    Spain 1809 - Colonel Sir Henry Simmerson arrives with his new regiment, the South Essex, and Wellesley decides to keep in Simmerson's good graces by arranging for the South Essex to blow up the...  more
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    Sharpe's Regiment

    May 01 1996

    SeriesSharpe

    June, 1813 - The 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...  more
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    Sharpe's Challenge

    Sharpe 15: Sharpe's Challenge is an action/adventure film directed by Tom Clegg....  more
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    Sharpe's Enemy

    Jun 01 1994

    SeriesSharpe

    Sharpe's Enemy is a British television drama, part of a series that follows the career of Richard Sharpe, a British soldier during the Napoleonic Wars. This episode is based on the novel of the same...  more
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    Sharpe's Sword

    Apr 26 1995

    SeriesSharpe

    Sharpe's Sword is a 1995 British television drama, part of a series screened on the ITV network that follows the career of Richard Sharpe, a fictional British soldier during the Napoleonic Wars. It...  more
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    Sharpe's Siege

    May 08 1996

    SeriesSharpe

    Winter 1913 - Wellington is informed by the debonair Comte de Maquerre that Bordeaux is ready to rise in rebellion against Napolean. Wellington's spy master, Ross, is suspicious and tests Maquerre by...  more
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    Sharpe's Mission

    May 15 1996

    SeasonSharpe - Season 4

    Episode Number3

    SeriesSharpe

    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...
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    Sharpe's Honour

    Jun 08 1994

    SeriesSharpe

    Sharpe's Honour is a 1994 British television drama, part of a series screened on the ITV network that follows the career of Richard Sharpe, a fictional British soldier during the Napoleonic Wars. It...  more
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    Sharpe's Justice

    May 14 1997

    SeriesSharpe

    The war over, 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...  more
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    Sharpe's Battle

    Apr 19 1995
    Sept 1813 - 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...  more
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    Sharpe's Peril: Part 2

    Nov 09 2008

    SeasonSharpe - Season 7

    Episode Number2

    SeriesSharpe

    It's India, 1818 and Lt Col Richard Sharpe and Sergeant Major Patrick Harper are travelling across India, escorting the beautiful Marie-Angelique Bonnet to meet her fiancée. While in bandit-plagued...
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    The Legend

    Oct 13 1997

    SeasonSharpe - Season 0

    Episode Number1

    SeriesSharpe

    Sharpe The Legend, a reminisce which brings back the mysteriously departed Rifleman Cooper (Michael Mears) as he sits in a pub telling a friend (the viewer) about the stellar escapades of one Richard...
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    Sharpe's Revenge

    May 07 1997

    SeriesSharpe

    Sharpe's Revenge is a British television drama, part of a series that follows the career of Richard Sharpe, a British soldier during the Napoleonic Wars. The adaptation is based on the novel of the...  more
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    Sharpe's Gold

    Apr 12 1995

    SeriesSharpe

    Summer 1813 - An angry Sharpe goes in search of the British infantry who failed to prevent the French retreat from a recent battle. Sharpe discovers that the infrantry men are deserting and is unable...  more
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    Sharpe's Rifles

    May 05 1993

    SeriesSharpe

    Portugal 1809 - After saving the life of Sir Arthur Wellesley, Sgt Richard Sharpe is rewarded with the field commission of lieutenant. His first mission is to go behind enemy lines to Casa Antiga to...  more
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    Sharpe's Company

    May 25 1994

    SeriesSharpe

    Spain 1812 - After victory at Ciudad Rodrigo, Wellesley (now Duke of Wellington) sets his sights on Badajoz. Sharpe is reunited with Teresa and learns that he is the father of a baby girl, but is...  more
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    Sharpe's Peril: Part 1

    Nov 02 2008

    SeasonSharpe - Season 7

    Episode Number1

    SeriesSharpe

    It's India, 1818 and Lt Col Richard Sharpe and Sergeant Major Patrick Harper are travelling across India, escorting the beautiful Marie-Angelique Bonnet to meet her fiancée. While in bandit-plagued...
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    Sharpe's Shooting

    A 25 minute documentary which gives us a behind the scenes look at one of the later episodes as it's filmed...
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    Sharpe's Waterloo

    May 21 1997

    SeriesSharpe

    Sharpe has settled down to an idyllic lifestyle with Lucille on her French farm, when the news of Napolean's escape from Elba compels him to return to the army to fight at Waterloo. There, he joins...  more