Molly Spindacre is a friend of Mrs Jane Sharpe in the TV movie Sharpe's mission. She reveals to Jane that the only thing keeping her from the poor house is her relationship with Colonel Wigram, a nemesis of Sharpe's. Molly convinces Jane, when Richard does not come home after the Battle of Toulouse, to set sail from Bordeaux to England. Once in England, she revels in using Richard's money to live a lavish lifestyle. When the money runs out, she deserts Jane. She was only using her for the money.