Posted by anglepoison (U8948068) on Tuesday, 25th November 2008
Just noticed UKTV HIstory (Freeview) are again repeating the older Sharpe series ie. when it was good. No doubt each episode wil be repeated several times so I recommend looking for today's Sharpe's Regiment in the schedules.
It's one of my favourite as it contains one best and funniest cameo's in the whole series. Ian McNeice's Wagon Master Runciman is a real hoot and his drunken talk to Sharpe about the Irish in the British Army a classic piece of comedy writing and performance.
On a completely different subject but also on the same channel everybody should see the chilling but engrossing Hitler's Bodyguards at 5pm. I'm not sure if it has been shown on terrestrial TV previously but I've certainly never come across it in schedules before.
It's a companion series to the very good Churchill's Bodyguard and far from typical tea time TV. But if you're interested in pre/WW2 history documentaries this is a must.
Posted by basieboo (U4595494) on Tuesday, 25th November 2008
Fantastic series only gripe is isnt it about time it was remastered they are looking a bit grubby now.
Ive got them all on DVD and the quality is pretty poor when catching them on tv
Posted by anglepoison (U8948068) on Wednesday, 26th November 2008
Oops, if my EPG is correct I've now realised my specific reference was wrong. The episode mentioned is Sharpe's Battle, not Regiment. Still all good stuff.
However, I do agree that all these old episodes need a bit technical restoration.
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