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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1957 | 1956
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Cast

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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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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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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"The Buccaneers"--A great old British series!
15 June 2007 | by (College Park, MD.) – See all my reviews

"The Buccaneers" was made by the same British production company that did "The Adventures of Robin Hood" (Richard Greene). Robert Shaw was over the top as ex-pirate Dan Tempest. Their action scenes were equal to Greene's Robin Hood. They also had an interesting theme song.

Some reviewers have said they would like to see "The Buccaneers" on DVD. Three volumes (12 episodes) are available from: oldies.com ($5.95 each). The last volume was just released in May 2007. Hopefully, that means 36 of the 37 episodes will be collected in nine volumes.

The Lt. Beamish character (Peter Hammond) seems to be there for some comedy relief. The pilot episode of the series did not have Robert Shaw as the star. He appears in the second episode.

The DVDs are good quality (picture as well as sound).


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