The Buccaneers is a television drama aimed mainly at children. The show originally aired from 19 September 1956 to 12 June 1957.
The series starred Robert Shaw, as Dan Tempest and followed his adventures and that of his crew, all former pirates as they sailed in their ship 'The Sultana'.
The Buccaneers was just one of many swashbuckling adventure series, that were popular during this period.
Two of the characters were historically based, Woodes Rogers and Blackbeard the famous pirate.
Season 1 Episode 1 - BlackbeardCaptain Woodes Rogers has been appointed Governor of the Bahamas. He offers the King's pardon to anyone who promises to give up piracy. Blackbeard suspects that this might be a trap. Originally released: 19 September 1956. Runtime: 23:46.
Season 1 Episode 3 - Captain Dan TempestDan Tempest returns to New Providence, to accept the King's pardon, but he is too late and is arrested for piracy by Governor Rogers. But he is given a chance to redeem himself. Originally released: 3 October 1956. Runtime: 23:46.
Season 1 Episode 4 - Dan Tempest's War With SpainThe Spanish take control of the island, the inhabitants being unaware that Britain and Spain are at war. Dan Tempest, has decided to become a pirate again. Will this change his mind? Originally released: 10 October 1956. Runtime: 23:45.
Season 1 Episode 11 - Before The MastSailors on New Providence are being press ganged into helping the Spanish pirates, who are attacking supply ships. This forces Tempest and Dickon to go undercover, to protect the supplies. Originally released: 28 November 1956. Runtime: 24:07.
Season 1 Episode 12 - Dan Tempest And The AmazonsFrench pirates have seven women they want to sell to New Providence. After taking over Dan Tempest's ship they are finally defeated by an unlikely enemy. Originally released: 5 December 1956. Runtime: 23:58.
Season 1 Episode 18 - Dead Man's RockThe Sultana is undergoing repairs, which comes at a bad time as the Spanish attack. They take Dickon and Beamish prisoner. As his ship is not operational Dan Tempest cannot help them. Originally released: 16 January 1957. Runtime: 23:56.
Season 1 Episode 19 - Blood Will TellThe heir of Gresham Island is missing and Piggott is attempting to get his hands on it. Dickon recognizes him as a thief he used to know. Originally released: 23 January 1957. Runtime: 23:51.
Season 1 Episode 20 - Dangerous CargoCaptain Steele delivers Lady Hilary Winrod to Dan Tempest, so that he can escort her to Lord Winrod. Captain Mendoza a Spaniard attempts to kidnap her. Originally released: 30 January 1957. Runtime: 23:51.
Season 1 Episode 23 - ConquistadorThe Sultana and her crew are attacking ships and try to extort 10,000 pounds from the inhabitants of New Providence. But who is actually running the ship? Is it Dan Tempest or someone else? Originally released: 20 February 1957. Runtime: 23:54.
Season 1 Episode 25 - Conquest Of New ProvidenceDon Estaban has seized control of New Providence. To make matters worse Tempest and Beamish have traitors in their midst, who are thwarting their plans. Originally released: 6 March 1957. Runtime: 24:00.
Season 1 Episode 27 - Cutlass WeddingThe women are angry, as whilst the men enjoy their company, there are no proposals of marriage. They make an ultimatum, marry us or we leave. Originally released: 20 March 1957. Runtime: 23:57.
Season 1 Episode 28 - The Aztec TreasureDan Tempest is on a mission, to capture Aztec gold before the Spaniards do. Five of them enter the jungle, but will the Aztec's give in without a fight? Originally released: 23 March 1957. Runtime: 23:45.
Season 1 Episode 36 - The DecoyThe Sultana happens across a lone woman in a rowing boat. She says that her husband is being held by a Turk. Dan Tempest suspects that she is actually part of a trap. Originally released: 22 May 1957. Runtime: 24:01.
Season 1 Episode 37 - Instrument Of WarDan Tempest and his crew seek to rescue David MacGregor from a penal colony. Marsh, who is the island's prison governor plans to execute the Scot. Originally released: 29 May 1957. Runtime: 24:00.
Season 1 Episode 38 - Pirate HonourCaptain Drewitt has been murdered, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Major Langley sets his sights on the dead captain's treasure and enlists the help of Black Bart. Originally released: 5 June 1957. Runtime: 24:01.