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Captain Pugwash (BBC, 1957)

Captain Pugwash is a fictional pirate from British children’s comic strips and books created by John Ryan. In 1957, he got his own animated BBC TV show, then a color TV show in the 1970s. In the 1950s series, the show used cardboard cut-outs and was filmed in live-action. Captain Pugwash was the first series to be performed and broadcast live.

Captain (Horatio) Pugwash sailed the high seas in his ship, The Black Pig, with his cabin boy Tom and pirates Willy and Barnabas and Master Mate. His enemy is Cut-Throat Jake, captain of the Flying Dustman.

There were a total of 87 black and white original episodes of Captain Pugwash. There were an additional 30 episodes produced in color.