The BEST Episodes of The Buccaneers (1995)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2021
Network: BBC One
Because of their "new money" background, four American girls have difficulty breaking into the upper-crust society of New York. Laura Testvalley, the governess of one of the girls, suggests a London season and thus the young women set sail for England and the unsuspecting English aristocracy. In England, all the girls soon find eligible husbands and the youngest girl, Nan, seems to land the best husband of them all: the handsome and very wealthy Julius, Duke of Trevennick. The girls soon discover that English upper-class men are not at all what they expected and hoped for.
#1 - Capture
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 26, 1995
Julius dismisses Nan's secret affair because he is having one of his own, but still wants to continue with the marriage. Nan follows her heart. The Brightlingsea's experience a death in the family.
#2 - Plunder
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 5, 1995
Tensions continue to simmer beneath the lavish frocks and starched collars as a shattered Nan learns her husband is homosexual and runs away with his bitter enemy Guy - prompting Julius to sue for divorce.
#3 - Ambush
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 19, 1995
Nan's marriage is forcibly consummated. Lizzy weds. Conchita learns of Lord Richard's indiscretion and attempts to deal with the consequences of her own infidelity. Nan scandalizes the Christmas house party.
#4 - Conquest
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 12, 1995
The young women rent a Thames-side cottage owned by a woman they later learn is pursuing the same love interest as Virginia. After Nan learns of Guy's plans to leave England, she makes an important decision about her future.
#5 - Invasion
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 5, 1995
To win acceptance from the elitist New York society, American girls--Nan, Virginia and Lizzy accompanied by her English governess--are sent to England. The new in-laws of their friend, Conchita, reluctantly greet the beautiful women.