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Sharpes series
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Posted: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 12:14 PM UTC
Can someone please tell me what you though of the 14 part series? Also, I would like to know since I just bought the entire 14 part series, would you put them in order of the dates each episode took place? If so, from what I have seen, parts 12, 13, 14, do not make any sence. In the part called "Waterloo" one of the Charactors dies, but later in parts 13 and 14 and also at a later date and time, that very same Charactor is betraying Richard Sharpe. Can anyone please help me understand this delemma?
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Posted: Wednesday, April 21, 2004 - 04:16 PM UTC
hi there
Chronologically they go something like this
1 Sharpes rifles
2 Sharpes eagle
3 Sharpes gold
4 Sharpes Battle
5 Sharpes Company
6 Sharpes sword
7 Sharpes enemy
8 Sharpes Honour
9 Sharpes Regiment
10 Sharpes siege
11 Sharpes Justice
12 Sharpes Revenge
13 Sharpes Waterloo

I'm not sure which episode i've missed from the list but if you read the books as i have Sharpes Justice doesn't exist.

the list of books is as follows
Sharpes Tiger
Sharpes Triumph
Sharpes Fortress
Sharpes Trafalgar
Sharpes Prey
Sharpes Rifles
Sharpes Havoc ( latest book)
Sharpes Eagle
Sharpes Escape ( not released yet)
Sharpes Gold
Sharpes Battle
Sharpes Company
Sharpes Sword
Sharpes Enemy
Sharpes Honour
Sharpes Regiment
Sharpes Siege
Sharpes Revenge
Sharpes Waterloo
Sharpes Devil.

Also I'm a little confused by what you mean about a character dying in one episode then reappearing later unless one actor played two separate parts.

I actually quite liked watching the series,I'm told that it's (uniform and weapon wise ) one of the most accurate series ever made.I believe that it cost 30 million per episode.
HTH
Pete
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Posted: Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 05:55 AM UTC
Ive got the series on d.v.d. and all the books as you can assume i love it. I think your confusion is the French secret agent (cant remember his name ) gets shot bye a french looter when the french are retreating out of spain, If i remember correctly he is only wounded and comes back to haunt sharpe even more, I must admit it threw me when he popped up again, the book explains it better. Comparing the series to the books they have used a lot of artistic licience,for example sharpe saves wellington at the battle of assay in india in the series he saves him from the french cavalary.
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Posted: Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 10:33 AM UTC
Easy_Co
Methinks you mean Major Pierre Ducos??
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Posted: Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 05:51 AM UTC
Sir, your knowledge is astounding, I am in your dept.
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Posted: Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 10:42 AM UTC
No I don't think its Ducos. It was the young gentleman that was introduced to Mrs. Richard Sharpe while she was lyning on her bed in the 12th episode.
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Posted: Friday, April 30, 2004 - 06:10 AM UTC
me thinks it is Lord John Rossingdale, he nicked Sharpies gold and his wife in a earlier episode,He gets a sword blade across the eyes and dies in agony if i recall correctly. The man was not a gentleman!.
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Posted: Friday, April 30, 2004 - 07:32 AM UTC
As a Yank fan of the series, I wish it was more widely shown on TV. I had to go buy the videos.
Of course the books are so much more detailled, and my imagination can run wild with Cornwell's visualizations so much better than a Genada TV production (and relatively limited budget) can. But it beats Survivor, American Idol, The Bachelor and all that other useless crap on TV!
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Posted: Friday, April 30, 2004 - 02:38 PM UTC
I do believe "Easy_Co" is right. As is m60a3!
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Posted: Saturday, May 01, 2004 - 05:37 AM UTC
Must admit I cheated my book shelve is next to my computor so I grabbed 'waterloo' and had a quick look.i am reading the grail quest books of his at the moment some great battles in those.