A young and dashing Robert Shaw stars as Dan Tempest, a former pirate who will be pardoned by the King if he becomes a British privateer and joins in the fight against Spanish pirates threatening Britain’s rule of the seas.
Episode 2: The Raider
In return for a share of the plunder, a New Providence plantation owner by the name of Van Brugh arranges with pirate raider Charley Vane to launch a diversionary attack on Nassau, in order to lure Captain Rogers out to sea, leaving the town unprotected. But, Van Brugh’s Wife overhears a meeting between her husband, and Vane, and secretly warns Rogers, in time to foil the plan.
Robert Shaw stars in this well-made, rousing British adventure series of the mid-50s. Taking place in the early 18th century, in the British Caribbean colony of New Providence (The Bahamas), episodes revolved around ex-pirate raider Dan Tempest (Shaw),… More who has accepted a pardon from King George, and the job of defending the islands, in his trusty ship ‘The Sultana’, along with a rag-tag, but hearty Crew of reformed ex-buccaneers, also pardoned by The King.
Produced by Weinstein Productions, and Sapphire Films, Ltd.., and filmed entirely at Twickenham Studios, in London, The Buccaneers was soon brought to the USA by CBS, who premiered it on the evening Saturday, September 22nd, 1956.
Cast and Crew:
* Robert Shaw – Capt. Dan Tempest
* Edwin Richfield – Armando
* Peter Hammond – Lt. Beamish
# Writers: Terence Moore
Thomas A. Stockwell
# Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards
Production Company: Incorporated Television Company
Date Release: 22 September 1956 (Season 1, Episode 1)
Audio & Video: Mono – Black and White
Additional details in: IMDB
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