1 9 9 2 (UK)
6 x 25 minute episodes
Captain Henry Stallion (Nicholas Pritchard) of the Royal Navy is in charge of the HMS Intrepid which is currently docked in Kingston, Jamaica and packed full of gold as taxes for the motherland. His officers include professional silly sod Petty Officer Coleridge (Paul Shearer) and the intelligent, but conniving Lieutenant Parkinson (Colin McFarlane).
Keen on liberating the contents of the Intrepid is the pirate Connie Blackheart (Helen Atkinson Wood), aboard the pirate ship Sea Cow.
Following the theft of the gold, Stallion faces the unenviable task of informing his easily irritated Uncle Dennis (Charles Gray) – better known as Admiral De’Ath.
Meanwhile, the enigmatic Joe (Norman Beaton) is raising questions about the ethics behind the slave trade and the crews of the Intrepid and the Sea Cow must do battle with sea beasts and cowboy bounty hunters.
Popping up in supporting roles are Scurvy (Dudley Sutton) and Father O’Toole (Mel Smith).
Griff Rhys Jones narrates the whole affair.
Helen Atkinson Wood
Captain Henry Stallion
Admiral Dennis De’Ath
Petty Officer Coleridge
Griff Rhys Jones
Here Be Pirates! | Traitors and Treasure | Marooned | The Fog of the Dead | Mutiny |
Till De’Ath Do Us Part