ITV is producing another Sharpe tale starring Sean Bean scheduled to screen later in 2008.

Sharpe’s Peril takes up where the 2006 two-parter, watched by seven million viewers, left off. Sharpe and Harper lead an East India Company train through enemy territory and face off the inevitable bandit attack.

The adventure is part of a new raft of dramas scheduled by ITV for the autumn.

Whitechapel, starring Spooks’ Rupert Penry-Jones, is a three-part thriller about a killer who seems to be recreating the crimes of Jack the Ripper.

Lewis star Kevin Whateley leads the cast in another three-part drama The Children, which explores the ‘upheaval and excitement of new relationships’.

The Children is written by illustrious TV scribe Lucy Gannon, of Bramwell, Soldier Soldier and Peak Practice fame.