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(1956–1957)

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Season 1

19 Sep. 1956
Blackbeard
Captain Woodes Rogers travels to the Bahamas to accept his new position as Governor. With him he brings a King's pardon to all who will give up piracy. Blackbeard is not convinced and suspects a trap.There is dissension among the pirates between who wants the pardon and who does not. In the confusion Blackbeard makes his escape.
 
26 Sep. 1956
The Raiders
The island of New Providence is in danger from pirate raiders led by Charles Vane. Governor Rogers must decide on whether to go after Vane, thus leaving the island unprotected, or repairing the damaged fort and waiting for Vane to return and strike again.
 
3 Oct. 1956
Captain Dan Tempest
Captain Dan Tempest arrives at the island of New Providence. He is several weeks late to accept the pardon and is promptly arrested by Governor Rogers for piracy. He is later approached by Rogers and given a chance to redeem himself by delivering cargo to Charleston. Lt. Beamish accompanies him on the voyage. When they are met on the open sea by Blackbeard, will Tempest fight him or join him?
 
10 Oct. 1956
Dan Tempest's War with Spain
Gov. Woodes Rogers has left the Island of New Providence and left Lt. Beamish in command as Acting Governor. Meanwhile a Spanish Galleon has sailed into the harbor presumably with peaceful intentions. While Beamish believes their message of peace the one group that does not is languishing in jail...Dan Tempest and his men arrested for a barroom brawl. Beamish is soon betrayed by the Spaniard Captain and it's up to Tempest to save the Island from the Spanish.
 
17 Oct. 1956
The Wasp
A raiding party of pirates led by Blackbeard is looting the storehouse of New Providence. They leave behind one teenage lad to cover their retreat. Tempest is frustrated that raids like this can happen and wants Beamish to supply him with weapons to arm his sloop so he can go to sea and take the fight to them. Beamish sees to it and the captured boy is pressed into service as Tempest's cabin boy and they head out to sea to search for Blackbeard.
 
24 Oct. 1956
Whale Gold
A crew are at sea in search of Ambergris, better known as whale gold. A substance worth 5 times its weight in gold. When a number of the crew find a deposit on an island things get difficult when they try to hide their find from the rest of the crew.
 
31 Oct. 1956
The Slave Ship
Three slaves escape to sea and in turn discover and capture a slave ship themselves. They know the British will be coming after them and so begins a desperate bid for freedom.
 
7 Nov. 1956
Gunpowder Plot
Tempest is tasked with securing extra gun powder from the Admiralty after a succession pirate raids. The Admiralty refuses to give him the gunpowder and Tempest has to resort to some unconventional tactics.
 
14 Nov. 1956
The Ladies
Word comes through that a promised shipload of women is approaching New Providence. Tempest and the island administration have a concern that Blackbeard may be aware of the ship and decide to lay a trap for him if he attacks.
 
21 Nov. 1956
The Surgeon of San Rojo
When a typhus outbreak hits New Providence, Captain Tempest must launch a desperate mission to bring relief to the dying inhabitants.
 
28 Nov. 1956
Before the Mast
A pirate ship is seen in the waters around New Providence, with a Spanish blockade already in place, Tempest concocts an audacious plan to not only stop the pirate but destroy his ship.
 
5 Dec. 1956
Dan Tempest and the Amazons
A French Privateer arrives in New Providence with a very strange cargo. As discussions continue the prospective cargo decide the matter for both parties.
 
12 Dec. 1956
The Articles of War
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 attacked and destroyed.
 
19 Dec. 1956
The Hand of the Hawk
The authorities are trying to drum up more business for the colony. The first merchantmen to arrive has a crew member killed with a warning, "beware the mark of the Hawk". Dan needs to try and figure out who the murder might have been and what us the significance of the warning.
 
26 Dec. 1956
Marooned
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 pursuit of the raiding party.
 
29 Dec. 1956
Gentleman Jack and the Lady
Tempest's ship clashes with another privateer over a prize. Capt Gentleman Jack issues a warning of revenge to Tempest and his crew. But Gentleman Jack is not the person people expected him to be.
 
9 Jan. 1957
Mr. Beamish and the Hangman's Noose
A new acting governor arrives at the colony and immediately arrests Beamish on a string of charges that will require him to return to London for a court marshal. Tempest is convinced there is a political motive behind the act and sets out to discover who is behind the action.
 
16 Jan. 1957
Dead Man's Rock
With the Sultana out of action a Spanish warship takes the opportunity to attack the colony and arrest Governor Beamish. Tempest must find a way to rescue Beamish and stop the Spanish incursion.
 
23 Jan. 1957
Blood Will Tell
A lawyer arrives at the colony looking for the last reaming heir to the Gresham fortune. A lad appears that everyone assumes is lying, but doubts begin to rise over the lad's true origins.
 
30 Jan. 1957
Dangerous Cargo
Tempest is tasked with transferring an important passenger from a passing British warship to Barbados all under the watchful eye of the Spanish.
 
6 Feb. 1957
The Return of Calico Jack
Calico Jack arrives in the colony while Tempest is away on business. This leads to tension between the two crews, and inexperience in dealing with conflict leads to some difficult situations.
 
13 Feb. 1957
Ghost Ship
Captain Tempest on board the Sultana encounters an abandoned Dutch ship. Tempest sees a prize, but a number of the crew fear it is a ghost ship and the spirits are restless.
 
20 Feb. 1957
Conquistador
A series of attacks are blamed on Dan Tempest and the crew of the Sultana. Beamish refuses to believe the situation till he sees Tempests actions with his own eyes.
 
27 Feb. 1957
Mother Doughty's Crew
A series of pirate raids puts Dan Tempest under pressure to catch the perpetrator. Tempest has to also dampen down rumors his own crew may be behind the attacks.
 
6 Mar. 1957
Conquest of New Providence
While at sea, Tempest discovers that New Providence has been invaded by a Spanish force. Tempest heads back to port and begins putting together a plan to return the island to English control.
 
13 Mar. 1957
Hurricane
As New Providence is recovering from a hurricane, word comes through that a Spanish treasure ship has sunk nearby. Tempest decides to try and recover the gold as a way to finance the rebuilding of the town.
 
20 Mar. 1957
Cutlass Wedding
Taffy backs out of marriage with one of the colony girls. In retaliation the girls threaten to leave. Tempest tries to broker a new proposal before the women follow through with their threat.
 
27 Mar. 1957
The Aztec Treasure
Taffy backs out of marriage with one of the colony girls. In retaliation the girls threaten to leave. Tempest tries to broker a new proposal before the women follow through with their threat.
 
10 Apr. 1957
Dan Tempest Holds an Auction
Captain Tempest comes across the survivor of a pirate attack. Using the information supplied by the man, he goes in search of the pirates to either destroy them or recover the stolen gold.
 
17 Apr. 1957
Spy Aboard
Captain Tempest is robbed by the ruthless pirate Peg Leg. He comes to the realization there must be a spy aboard his own ship the Sultana. He decides the only way to get his fortune back is get a spy onto the pirate ship.
 
24 Apr. 1957
Flip and Jenny
Tempest finds two children stowed away on his ship. They tell a story of their father, an indentured slave, being thrown in jail for his refusal to work until the local land owner agrees to educate the children.
 
1 May 1957
Indian Fighters
Tempest returns famous Indian fighter Understandable Perkins to his home town. Instead of an expected heroes welcome Perkins is charged with treason and thrown in jail. Tempest sets out to right the wrong.
 
8 May 1957
Mistress Higgins' Treasure
Captain Tempest is smuggling a load of farm tools to a group of desperate farmers when he encounters a strange woman at sea. She tells a tale of buried pirate treasure she has discovered in a cave on an island.
 
15 May 1957
To the Rescue
Tempest arrives at Savannah in the promise of a valuable cargo. Local politics make moving a load of tobacco very risky, with so much at stake Dan rolls the dice and takes the load.
 
22 May 1957
The Decoy
Tempest is sailing for Charleston with a valuable load of furs. While trying to avoid a pirate "The Turk" he finds a strange woman alone in a dingy at sea, who tells an even stranger story.
 
29 May 1957
The Instrument of War
Tempest arrives at Prisioner's Island to pick up a valuable cargo. He becomes concerned when he discovers the cargo is a single Scottish Highland Chief.
 
5 Jun. 1957
Pirate Honour
Tempest tries to save a young boy who's knowledge of buried gold makes him a valuable target of the famed pirate Black Bart.
 
12 Jun. 1957
Printer's Devil
Captain Tempest becomes involved when he sees a printer shut down for spreading stories of corruption amid the government. Tempest thinks there is some truth behind the story and decides to make a stand
 

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