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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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The Buccaneers on DVD
29 May 2007 | by woolcockSee all my reviews

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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