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. ...
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The island is running out of food. The situation becomes even more desperate when a Spanish naval ship arrives insisting that if Spanish prisoners are not released then an expected food ship will be ...
The colony is celebrating the Kings birthday when a raiding party led by pirate Clip West attacks and steals most of the supplies. Once the authorities become aware of the situation, Dan is sent in ...
Having placed mines on the hull of a British warship whilst it is safe in harbour during the second World War, the two man crew of an Italian miniature submarine are captured and held ... See full summary »
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
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I remember watching this TV Show in the 1950's in Australia during the first decade of Television in the country. Robert Shaw was a great swashbuckler leading his motley pirate crew in a new adventure each week. It was very entertaining and the theme music I remember to this day.
When I saw the whole series was available in the USA on DVD I naturally bought it. Imagine my disappointment when I found the original theme and song 'Lets go a roving ..' had been completely discarded in the program in favour of one generic theme with lots of woodwinds and percussion. I wonder why the original music could not have been retained? Perhaps there had been a problem with the original print that was now remastered for DVD. Whatever the program definitely lost something in the translation. It is great to be able to watch the show again after many decades but my memory feels betrayed by the substitution of the program's theme music.
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