Masterpiece Classic: Sharpe’s Peril
Airs Sunday, April 4, 2010 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV
Friday, April 2, 2010
Meet the conquerors and shadowy characters of "Sharpe's Peril" and the actors who portray them.
Colonel Richard Sharpe (Sean Bean, "The Lord of the Rings") may have a nose for mischief, but his only interest now is returning to England. But before he goes, he is prevailed on for one last, seemingly straightforward duty — safe transport of some property across central India. The "property" in question turns out to be Marie-Angelique (Beatrice Rosen, "2012"), who Sharpe quickly pegs as petulant, spoiled and selfish.
The journey, through more than 600 miles of hostile territory, will prove to be riddled with surprises and rebellion and bring Sharpe, his comrade-in-arms Patrick Harper (Daragh O'Malley) and their ragtag troops into a dark conspiracy and one climactic, perilous battle. "Sharpe's Peril" is based on the characters created by novelist Bernard Cornwell.
"Sharpe's Peril" will be available for online viewing April 5 - May 4, 2010.