Season 2 Episode 3

Sharpe's Honour

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jun 08, 1994 on ITV



  • Trivia

    • The Battle of Vitoria was in June, 1813. However, in this episode we appear to see snow falling during the battle.

    • Sharpe and the Marquesa are riding and fall into a stream. This was an accident, but director Tom Clegg liked it and kept it in the film.

  • Quotes

    • El Matarife: You must count the ways of your death.
      Sharpe: The dead don't count, El Matarife.

    • Nairn: His name was Liam Dooley. He and his brother were going to be hanged for looting a church. I made them an offer. One could live, but one would die. Liam called heads. It was a very bad call.

    • Sharpe: Drunk again, Harper?
      Harper: Oh, me too, sir.

    • Mother Superior: Father Hacha has told me of your deep desire to repent.
      The Marquesa: I haven't sinned enough, yet.

    • Father Hacha: Your husband is dead, Marquesa.
      The Marquesa: I find it hard to tell the difference.

    • La Marquesa: Good bye, Raoul. Come soon! (coach drives off) But then again, you always do.

    • Ducos: You've had it easy in this war, Helene. Fluttering your eyelashes and living in Spanish splendour with your dear husband, the Marques.
      La Marquesa: I married him at Napoleon's request. I can't enjoy having him grunt all over me while I stole information for people like you.
      Ducos: I never considered it.
      La Marquesa: But then you've never had sex.

    • Wellington: The scum of the earth, Nairn.
      Nairn: And what damn fine fellows we've made of them, sir.

    • Sister: I hope you are well.
      La Marquesa: I hope you are in excruciating pain.

    • Harper: Where are we going, sir?
      Nairn: Over the hills and far away, Sergeant.
      Harper: Oh. Which hills and how far?
      Nairn: Questions, questions.

    • (After Sharpe has supposedly been hanged)
      Catain D'Alembord: Damn waste, Harper.
      Harper: It was damn murder, sir.

    • (At Sharpe's "execution")
      Aide: Shall I serve sherry to the Spanish officers, sir?
      Wellington: Damn it, Stokeley, it's an execution, not a bloody christening.

    • La Marquesa: It's bloody freezing!
      Harper: Must be the weather, ma'am.

    • Harper:You know the army, boys. They couldn't hang a curtain.

  • Notes

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