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.

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#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.

star 8.91
33 votes
Directors: Philip Saville
Writers: Maggie Wadey

#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.

star 8.88
33 votes
Directors: Philip Saville
Writers: Maggie Wadey

#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.

star 8.81
32 votes
Directors: Philip Saville
Writers: Maggie Wadey

#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.

star 8.64
36 votes
Directors: Philip Saville
Writers: Maggie Wadey

#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.

star 8.46
41 votes
Directors: Philip Saville
Writers: Maggie Wadey