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Masterpiece Episode: "Sharpe's Challenge"

Season 40, Episode 7
Episode Synopsis: "Sharpe's Challenge" finds the retired soldier Sharpe (Sean Bean) returning to action in order to rescue old pal Harper (Daragh O'Malley), who went missing while investigating a rebellious maharaja (Karan Panthaky) in India. Soon, Sharpe discovers that the rebellion is being stoked by the previous maharaja's consort (Padma Lakshmi) and a rogue British officer (Toby Stephens), who's complicated matters even further by holding the general's daughter (Lucy Brown) captive.
Original Air Date: Mar 28, 2010
Guest Cast Padma Lakshmi: Madhuvanthi Oliver Chris: Leonard Peter Symonds: Gen. Burroughs Graham McTavish: Col. Hector McRae Diana Perez: Ramona Harper Toby Regbo: Ensign Nicholas Blane: Crosby Gary Dunnington: Stokes Michael Elwyn: Sir Samuel Rawlinson Toby Stephens: William Dodd Lucy Brown: Celia Burroughs Sean Bean: Richard Sharpe Michael Cochrane: Gen. Henry Simmerson Thierry Hancisse: Bonnet Lex Shrapnel: Capt. Lawrence Daragh O'Malley: Patrick Harper

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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