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Sharpe: Sharpe's Eagle

Lt. Sharpe and his men are assigned to accompany Sir Henry Simmerson and his company of raw recruits
to a bridge near Talavera, Spain to seize a bridge and hold it until Hogan and his men arrive with explosives
to destroy it. Simmerson is a bad officer and believes the only way to gain respect from his men is through
the lash. He takes a dislike to Lt. Sharpe and encourages his officers to eliminate him. Then Simmerson makes a bad military decision during a battle over the bridge which gets a fine officer killed, loses the King's colors to the enemy and leaves Sharpe to fulfill the dying man's request to regain the company's honor by capturing one of Napoleon's eagle standards.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x2
Airdate: Wednesday May 12th, 1993

Director: Tom Clegg


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Guest Stars
Brian Cox
As Major Hogan
Recurring
David Troughton
As General Sir Arthur Wellesley
Recurring
Michael Cochrane
As Colonel Sir Simmerson
Recurring
Daniel Craig
As Lt. Berry
David Ashton
As Major Lennox
Gavan O'Herlihy
As Capt. Leroy
Katia Caballero
As Countess Josefina
Neil Dudgeon
As Lt. Gibbons
Nolan Hemmings
As Ensign Denny
Paul Bigley
As Dobbs
Episode Quotes
Hogan: Sharpe.
Sharpe: Yes, sir?
Hogan:Stop showing off, Sharpe.
Sharpe: Yes, sir.

Maj. Hogan: And what are your intentions, Sir Arthur?
Wellesley: Why, Hogan, I mean to give the French a damn good thrashing.



Warning: Sharpe season 1 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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