Bean plays Sharpe in this TV drama directed by Tom Clegg. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a local Maharaja, Khande Rao, who is threatening British interests there. Wellington sends Sharpe to investigate on what turns out to be his most dangerous mission to date. Co-starring Toby Stephens, Lucy Brown, Daragh O’Malley.
As is known, Sharpe, now a Farmer in Normandie, is called back to England were he learns, that his friend Patrick Harper has vanished in India. That is the main reason, he leaves also (one hopes, that this plays after the harvest time, or – trust me – he wouldn’t have had time just to vanish just like this from his farming lands! Would be interesting to hear, what Lucille had to say about this).