5 hrs. 16 mins.
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Seen through the eyes of a family governess, four ambitious American girls – Virginia and her sister Nan, their friend Lizzy Elmsworth and their Brazilian friend Conchita – secure husbands and position in England in order to live happily ever after.
However, despite high hopes initially, life in Victorian England bears little resemblance to the fairytales; and castles appear a lot less magical when you have to live in them. They soon find themselves restricted by the trappings of wealth, and discover that beneath fine manners and social graces lie some very shabby vices. Enhanced by stunning scenery and costumes, and with a story that unfolds as lavishly and unexpectedly as their lives, The Buccaneers makes compelling viewing, representing television drama at its very best.
Based on the last novel of acclaimed author Edith Wharton, this captivating drama features an epic cast including Michael Kitchen, Cherie Lunghi, Mira Sorvino, Dinsdale Landen, Rosemary Leach, Sheila Hancock, Greg Wise, Connie Booth and Jenny Agutter.