Masterpiece Classic

Sharpe's Peril

Season 40, Episode 8 of 11

Sean Bean returns as British soldier-hero Richard Sharpe, a rough diamond who has risen through the ranks of the army on the back of his brave exploits. Set during the Napoleonic Wars, "Sharpe" is based on the popular novels of Bernard Cornwall. "Sharpe's Peril" opens with Sharpe traveling across India in 1818, escorting the beautiful Marie-Angelique Bonnet to meet her fiancee. Little does our hero know that he will inadvertently stumble across a massive opium trafficking ring.

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