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The Pyrates


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A swashbuckling pastiche of the buccaneering films of the 30s and 40s. This stirring tale of adventure on the high seas is based on the journal of Captain Benjamin Avery , RN. Knaves and cut-throats lurk in the shadows; evil Spanish Dons have cannon primed on men o' war; and beautiful women attempt to ensnare the hero. This is a story of bravery, treachery, and love.
Fight arranger DEREK WARE Music by RODNEY NEWTON
Videotape editor DAVID HAMBELTON
Video effects DAVE CHAPMAN Lighting director DEREK SLEE
Graphic designer GRAHAM MCCALLUM
Producer IAN KEILL
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Unknown: George MacDonald
Dramatised By: Mervyn Haisman
Unknown: Captain Benjamin Avery
Unknown: Derek Ware
Music By: Rodney Newton
Editor: David Hambelton
Unknown: Dave Chapman
Director: Derek Slee
Designer: Graham McCallum
Producer: Ian Keill
Director: Andrew Gosling
Ben Avery: Marcus Gilbert
Lady Vanity: Jane Snowden
'Calico' Jack Rackham: Tom Adams
Sheba: Josette Simon
Colonel Blood: Malcolm Stoddard
Dan PewHappy: Nicholas Geeks
Anne Bonney: Wanda Ventham
Donna Meliflua: Tattiana Colombo
Don Lardo: John Savident
Solomon: Robin Bailey
Capt Yardley: Howard Lang
Samuel Pepys: John Rapley
Vladimir Macintosh Groonbaun: Howard Goorney
Firebeard: Nosher Powell
Dai Lemmer: Richard Davies
Akbar the Damned: Forbes Collins
Enchillada: Alec Bregonzi
Barber: Derek Ware
Lord: Antony Higginson
Lady in bed: Jenny Tarren
Concertina pirate: Lea Nicholson
Lute player: James Tyler
The Motley Crew: Max Diamond,
The Motley Crew: Steve Emerson
The Motley Crew: Jon Glentoran,
The Motley Crew: Jonathan Howell,
The Motley Crew: Peter Merrill,
The Motley Crew: Terry Richards,
The Motley Crew: Phil Stafford
The Motley Crew: Eric Stovell,
The Motley Crew: Andy Taylor
The Motley Crew: Steve Wilsher

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