Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Created by Bernard Cornwell, Sharpe was the umbrella title for a collection of two-hour British historical dramas, telecast annually in two- to three-episode clusters from May 5, 1993 to May 21, 1997. Sean Bean starred as Richard Sharpe, a fearless and enterprising Yorkshire-born military officer who saw his duty and did it throughout the Napoleonic Wars. Abigail Cruttenden was eventually added to the cast as Sharpe's wife Jane. Individual episode titles included "Sharpe's Rifles" (the first program), "Sharpe's Eagle," "Sharpe's Company," "Sharpe's Gold," "Sharpe's Sword," "Sharpe's Siege," "Sharpe's Justice," "Sharpe's Revenge," and the inevitable finale, "Sharpe's Waterloo." Virtually all the episodes were filmed on location in Crimea and Portugal.