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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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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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Jaunty, heady, swashbuckling adventure with a great Captain !
19 May 2018 | by FountainPenSee all my reviews

Fabulous short-lived series from, it now seems, another era of television. Robert Shaw was ideal, perfect as Dan Tempest, the pirate-turned-gentleman, always with a cool turn of phrase and sly cunning. Everything was just-right in these exciting half-hour episodes, with the absence of blood & gore... but, remember, this was the 1950s! Long, long before cellphones, the Internet and music videos even. 10/10 for sure. NB: Yes, there was that memorable theme song, and it is well worth noting that The Buccaneers came from the same studio that gave us The Adventures of Robin Hood in 1960, with Richard Greene. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>See you later: I'm off a-roving !


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English

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22 September 1956 (USA) See more »

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The Buccaneers See more »

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Falmouth, Cornwall, England, UK See more »

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(39 episodes)

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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