Sharpe’s Peril comprised of an 8 week shoot entirely on location in remote parts of India such as Orchha and Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh.
A 2008 2 x 71' or 1 x 100' Celtic Films Entertainment/Picture Palace Films/Duke Street Films co-production in association with Harper Collins for ITV.
Director: Tom Clegg.
Writer: Russell Lewis, based on the novels by Bernard Cornwell.
Producers: Malcolm Craddock, Muir Sutherland.
Executive Producer: Stuart Sutherland.
Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O’Malley, Raza Jaffrey, Steve Speirs, Beatrice Rosen.
Sharpe and Harper are on their way to Calcutta, from where they are to sail to England, when they come upon an East India Company baggage train. The party – which includes among its number a heavily pregnant woman and a headstrong French woman who is joining her fiancée – travels warily through enemy territory. It’s leaders fear Chitu, the legendary bandit leader who controls the area. When the attack happens, the Company officers in charge prove inadequate to its defence, Sharpe has to take over and train up the ill assorted group into proper soldiers. He finds himself defending the wagon train against the corrupt and ruthless opium warlord.