The Video Diaries of Rifleman Harris - Volume 2


Last Update: 15 September 2004
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The Sharpe Series consists of 14 two-hour tv films which were originally broadcast over a period of five years in the UK on ITV. They have since been seen all over the world.

During his time working on the series, actor Jason Salkey kept an extensive video record of behind-the-scenes life, both on the set, and off.

Left to right:
Michael Mears, Daragh O'Malley, Sean Bean, Jason Salkey, Lyndon Davies and John Tams

Click here for screencaps and info about Volume 1.
Click here for screencaps and info about Volume 3.
Click here for screencaps and info about Volume 4.
Click here for screencaps and info about Volume 5.

The images below are taken from Volume 2 of The Video Diaries of Rifleman Harris. They have been used with Jason Salkey's permission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

"YOU HAVE SUCCEDED IN COMPILING THE PERFECT COMBO OF ELEMENTS TO PROVIDE AN INSIGHT INTO THE WORLD OF SHARPE"
Carole Webster, Dorset, England

"MY FAVORITE SCENE [from Volume 1] IS WHERE THE ACTORS GENTLY TEASE SEAN ABOUT A FORAGE CAP HE IS WEARING"
Bean Buff

"THE COMMENTARY IS DELIGHTFUL"
Nelson Hoskins, Christchurch, New Zealand

"AS A FAN OF THE SHARPE SERIES YOU COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER BEHIND THE SCENES FILM"
Joanne Sedekum, Ohio, USA

"I LOVE THE MIXTURE OF SCENERY, BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE, REHEARSAL AND COMMENTARY"
Michelle Pollard, East Sussex, England

 


ABOUT EPISODE TWO

We pick up the story as the crew of Sharpe move their Crimean base from the ‘simply awful’ Simferopol down south to the Black Sea resort town of Yalta, in the Southern Ukraine.

Despite the heat, drought and difficult conditions, we were looking forward to being by the sea in much more beautiful surroundings. Sharpe’s Gold still had a few scenes to shoot before we started work on a brand new episode, Sharpe’s Battle.

Before we even got a chance to set foot on set, drastic action had to be taken, as the water crisis came to a head. Once that problem was overcome, the business of making movies could begin.

See the magnificent vistas that provide the background for so many of the great episodes of Sharpe. And see more of the crew ‘relaxing’ away from the camera as they try to hold it all together inside the crazy world of Sharpe film.


A message from Jason Salkey...

Hi!

My name is Jason Salkey. I played Harris, one of Sean's chosen men in the television series Sharpe's Rifles. For five years I fought by Sean's side in battles across the Ukraine, Portugal and Turkey. At times, the conditions we filmed in were as close to war as we'd ever like to get. Facing adversity on screen, as well as when the cameras weren't rolling, produced a special kind of camaraderie.

In my films, The Video Diaries of Rifleman Harris (Volumes 1 and 2), you get a unique insight into how that comradeship kept us sane and entertained. And because he is the eponymous hero, you get a good look at Sean too. I poked my camera everywhere and anywhere I pleased - so Sean is usually only a blade's length away.

So, although it is a diary of my experience on Sharpe, I can assure you Sean is captured a fair bit with my lens. Hopefully, you'll also find it a fascinating look into the mad world of Sharpe film.

Jason Salkey
Director, The Video Diaries of Rifleman Harris (Volumes 1 and 2)


 

Series 1 (Sharpe's Rifles and Sharpe's Eagle) was filmed August - December 1992 and shown on television on May 5 and May 12, 1993.

Series 2 (Sharpe's Company, Sharpe's Enemy and Sharpe's Honour) was filmed August - December 1993 and shown on television on May 25, June 1 and June 8, 1994.

Series 3 (Sharpe's Gold, Sharpe's Battle and Sharpe's Sword) was filmed August - December 1994 and shown on television on April 12, April 19 and April 26, 1995.

Series 4 (Sharpe's Regiment, Sharpe's Siege and Sharpe's Mission) was filmed August - December 1995 and shown on television on May 1, May 8 and May 15, 1996.

Series 5 (Sharpe's Revenge, Sharpe's Justice and Sharpe's Waterloo) was filmed August - December 1996 and shown on television on May 7, May 14 and May 21, 1997.


 

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