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 18: Dead Man’s Rock
To spare Nassau from destruction, Beamish secretly surrenders to a Spanish Captain, and, when Dickon tries to stop him, he is taken prisoner, as well. They are taken to a prison, in Cuba, where Beamish is pressed for information on a certain English convoy, due to sail soon. When Tempest finds out, he and Crew must ready the Sultana – Which has been laid up for repairs – And sail her to Cuba, with a plan to rescue Beamish and Dickon.
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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