Sharpe

Season 3 Episode 3

Sharpe's Sword

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Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Apr 26, 1995 on ITV
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The Franco-Spanish Frontier, 1813 A carriage travelling through the Spanish countryside is ambushed by French soldiers and a young nun flees in terror. Later, the soldiers themselves are attacked by the British and the French colonel kills his captain and trades uniforms. The French soldier claims to be Captain Dumas and surrenders himself to Sharpe. Sharpe is suspicious, but before he can question Dumas further, Col Berkeley of the South Essex accepts the man's parole. The terrified young nun emerges from the woods and attaches herself to Sharpe. Struck dumb with fear, she is unable to tell Sharpe who she is or what happened. Later, Munro tells Sharpe that Napoleon has sent a French colonel to capture a British agent called El Mirador. Sharpe is ordered to go to Villafranca to kill the colonel. At Villafranca, Sharpe is dismayed to discover that an old enemy, Sir Henry Simmerson, is in charge of the town. He pompously declares that the French are no threat and is immediately proved wrong when they attack and Dumas escapes. Sharpe's suspicions are proven correct when he is revealed as Leroux, the colonel intent on killing El Mirador. The South Essex mount an attack, but just before Sharpe can kill Leroux, he is gravely wounded and lost in the fray.

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Patrick Fierry

Patrick Fierry

Leroux

Guest Star

John Kavanagh

John Kavanagh

Father Curtis

Guest Star

Stephen Moore (I)

Stephen Moore (I)

Berkeley

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Daragh O'Malley

Daragh O'Malley

Harper

Recurring Role

Michael Cochrane

Michael Cochrane

Sir Henry Simmerson

Recurring Role

John Tams

John Tams

Hagman

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  • QUOTES (3)

    • Spears: Courage. It's like the King's shilling, Richard. Some soldiers save it, some soldiers spend it all in one day.

    • Sharpe: Take my advice, Harris. When you get home, write a bloody good book with loads of shooting in it. You'll die a rich man.


    • Harper: (wounded) Am I going to die this time, Father?
      Father Curtis: Yes, my son. Have you any last wishes?
      Harper: I wish I'd married Ramona, Father.
      Father Curtis: I can grant you that before you go. Quickly, now. Do you, Patrick Harper, take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife? Say "I do"!
      Harper: I do.
      Father Curtis: Do you, Ramona Gonzales, take this man to be your husband? Say "I do"!
      Ramona: I do.
      Father Curtis: I now pronounce you man and wife. Now get up and kiss the bride.
      Harper: I thought you said I was going to die, Father.
      Father Curtis: Sure, we're all going to die, Patrick.

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