Brady AND his Bucs are Out, these Buccaneers are In!

Tom Brady has signed off and his Bucs are down and out, but our Buccaneers are just hitting their stride.

Today's weekly remake spotlight brings you drama off the gridiron and onto the high seas. As you recover from Sunday's two deciding match ups, tune in for Dan Tempest and his crew of former pirates as they swashbuckle their way across the seven seas. 

We're thinking Bridgerton on the water.

Streaming on TheArchive now are all 39 episodes of 1956’s The Buccaneers starring the inimitable Robert Shaw, possibly best known for his iconic performance as Quint the shark hunter in Jaws, but an Oscar-nominee and Hollywood stalwart nonetheless, and a damn solid Buccaneer as well. 

The plot centers around Captain Dan Tempest who as an ex-pirate, received a pardon from the King and turned privateer after his stronghold was taken over by the Crown’s soldiers. Alongside his motley crew of ravage sailors, Tempest must maintain stability in the region by sticking up for what's good and right. 

The series finale centers around a newspaper shut down for spreading stories of government corruption and our hero believes there may be truth to the stories and takes a stand. Sound familiar?


The Buccaneers series was produced by Hannah Weinstein, an American journalist and left-wing political activist turned television producer in the 1950s before fleeing America and its anticommunism wave to found a film company in England funded by the American Communist Party. 

Irony is thick in the Buccaneers and its producer. 

Prior to The Buccaneers, Weinstein created and EP’d another TheArchive series: The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Richard Greene. She was also involved in the early days of syndication with this series as it was sold, ironically, back to the US market. 

We hope you enjoy TheArchive stories behind the stories and suspect you'll find this one seaworthy!

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