STARRING: Sean Bean (Goldeneye, Patriot Games & Lord of the Rings), Daragh O'Malley and Hugh Fraser (Poirot & Patriot Games).
It is 1814, the Napoleonic Wars are over, Major Richard Sharpe (Sean Bean) of the Prince of Wales' Own is no longer needed to fight. Napoleon, the "monster of Europe" is safely tucked away on the Isle of Elba, or so it seems. Sharpe in "Sharpe's Justice" is re-commissioned to command a Yorkshire Militia with the faithful Sgt. Major Harper (Daragh O'Malley) by his side. However as he returns to the place of his birth, old memories are stirred up and it seems the villains he is sent to quell are not as unlawful as they seem.
In "Sharpe's Waterloo", Sharpe returns to France to live with his wife Lucille on her farm. It appears he has got the retirement he craved until news comes of Napoleon's escape from Elba and return to France. Once again Sharpe and his band of followers re-group for one last battle to send Napoleon packing, on the battlefields of the notorious Waterloo in Belgium, under the command of the heroic British commander, the Duke of Wellington (Hugh Fraser). Two brilliant final episodes of the Central ITV Sharpe series from the mid-90s. Action-packed with fighting, patriotism, romance and upper-class snobbery, a joy to watch for the action or for the history. Superb acting by Sean Bean and Daragh O'Malley.