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Series cast summary:
Robert Shaw ...  Capt. Dan Tempest 37 episodes, 1956-1957
Paul Hansard Paul Hansard ...  Taffy / ... 36 episodes, 1956-1957
Brian Rawlinson 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 Roy Purcell ...  1st Spanish Guard / ... 23 episodes, 1956-1957
Neil Hallett ...  Bosun Bassett / ... 22 episodes, 1956-1957
Wilfred Downing Wilfred Downing ...  Crewman Dickon / ... 17 episodes, 1956-1957
Willoughby Gray ...  Pop / ... 17 episodes, 1956-1957
Dennis Lacey Dennis Lacey ...  1st Spanish Sailor / ... 16 episodes, 1956-1957


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 <>

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Release Date:

22 September 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Merten seikkailijat See more »

Filming Locations:

Falmouth, Cornwall, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs


(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 brucknerdan05See 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: ($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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