"More than 4,000 extras were used during filming. There
were more than 300 production crew. Up to 800 people were on
call each day."
Fact: Sharpes Challenge is the 15th Sharpe drama. The only
cast and crew to have worked on all 15 films are stars Sean Bean
and Daragh OMalley, director Tom Clegg, producers Malcolm
Craddock and Muir Sutherland, military advisor Richard Rutherford-More
and the Russian stunt men.
Fact: more than 4,000 extras were used
during filming. There were more than 300 production crew. Up
to 800 people were on call each day.
Fact: more than 15,000 servings of curry
were eaten during filming.
Fact: elephants, camels, donkeys, oxen,
goats and horses were used in the films - all the horses used
were supplied and trained by the Jaipur Polo Club.
Fact: the crew supplied 25 practical
muskets, 40 non-practical muskets, 110 wooden prop muskets (for
background artists), 40 Indian swords, four French swords, two
baker rifles, various pistols and six working canons.
Fact: locations included the Jaigarh
Fort, Meherangah Fort, Samode Desert, Samode Palace and Chomu
palace. Some of these national treasures were partially closed
to tourists during filming.
Fact: more than 90 construction workers,
sourced from Mumbai, worked to build sets for more than two months.
They worked without any power tools.
Fact: there were six full time tailors
on set and most of the 700 costumes were made on location in
India. 420 metres of silk were used to make the Pindari bandit
uniforms, and 840 metres of cotton was needed to create uniforms
for the East Indian Company Army.