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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
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Buccaneers See more »

Filming Locations:

Falmouth, Cornwall, England, UK See more »

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Runtime:

(39 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Fun fluff from a bygone TV era

I just finished watching the whole 1-season, 39 epps on Amazon, having not watched The Buccaneers since it came to America when I was about ten. Unlike the other UK import to impact American TV culture, Robin Hood, this series did not live on in my memory, save for the catchy sea-chantey song played over closing credits. Somehow, the words to the song had stuck in my head. The plots are simple, the production is pretty lean and at times the actors chew the scenery, but overall, I found myself compelled to watch all the episodes. About ten years later when I saw Robert Show as the villain in 'From Russia With Love' I did not make the connection, nor in 'Jaws.' His Captain Dan Tempest was vibrant, physically imposing and humorous, but at times, he really goes over the top, even for a 50s show. One thing that surprised me was how the Brits referred to the acting governor as Lieutenant, the way we pronounce it here, vs. 'Leftenant,' how they say it there. For the US market only? Anyway, a pleasant enough guilty pleasure to watch.


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