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Buccaneers, The (ITV 1956-1957 with Robert Shaw and Peter Hammond)

UK / ITV – ITC – Sapphire / 39×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 1956-57 black and white

Executive Producer: Hannah Weinstein / Producer: Sidney Cole / Music: Edwin Astley

Period action adventure series. In the 1920’s ex pirate Dan Tempest defends the Caribbean colonies against the Spanish. Tempest’s ship The Sultana had previously been seen in the film Moby Dick.

cast
ROBERT SHAW as Dan Tempest
PETER HAMMOND as Lt Beamish
ALEC CLUNES as Gvnr Woodes Rogers
HUGH DAVID as Benjy
EDWIN RICHFIELD as Armando
ROGER DELGADO as Estaban