The Buccaneers (1956–1957)

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Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
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 Capt. Dan Tempest (37 episodes, 1956-1957)
Paul Hansard ...
 Taffy / ... (36 episodes, 1956-1957)
Brian Rawlinson ...
 Gaff Guernsay / ... (35 episodes, 1956-1957)
Edwin Richfield ...
 Crewman Armando (32 episodes, 1956-1957)
Peter Hammond ...
 Lt. Edward Beamish (26 episodes, 1956-1957)
Roy Purcell ...
 1st Spanish Guard / ... (23 episodes, 1956-1957)
Neil Hallett ...
 Bosun Bassett / ... (22 episodes, 1956-1957)
Wilfred Downing ...
 Crewman Dickon / ... (17 episodes, 1956-1957)
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 Pop / ... (17 episodes, 1956-1957)
Dennis Lacey ...
 1st Spanish Sailor / ... (16 episodes, 1956-1957)
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Captain Dan Tempest was an ex-pirate who received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold of New Providence was taken over by Crown soldiers. Tempest and Lt. Beamish, the Crown-appointed deputy governor, were uneasy allies, fighting the Spanish privateers who were ravaging the Caribbean. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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22 September 1956 (USA)  »

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(39 episodes)

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Alec Clunes was originally cast as Dan Tempest, but prospective US buyers thought he was "too British" for American viewers. Clunes was recast as Governor Woodes Rogers. See more »

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Great series despite it's budget.
20 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

For a low budget series this one comes off quite well. The only obvious flaws are the small cast and limited sets. Substituting Cornwall for the Caribbean is an odd choice indeed, but again,they seem to carry it off! Shaw is excellent as "Dan Tempest" the nice-guy pirate. "Dan Tempest" sounds like a Gerry Anderson character from one of his puppet series. There was "Troy Tempest" in Stingray. Compare this series to 1954's "Long John Silver" shot in Australia. The one redeeming factor in that series was Robert Newton reprising his Disney role. All in all an enjoyable series. You could spot Shaw as an up and comer. He reminds me of Richard Greene's Robin Hood from the same era. Low key but he got the job done.


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