Both are excellent BBC historical dramas shown in 1995 and 1999 respectively. Both are adapted from books, the first from Edith Wharton’s novel and the second from Stella Tillyard’s biography.
What else do they have in common? Neither are available to buy in the UK. BBC take note, there are many fans out there who want these released! At the moment your only chance of getting them is to buy the video box sets on the second hand market, very often at over inflated prices. I’m pleased to say that I have both, but I want the DVDs and the extras that are available in the USA!!
The Buccaneers is about 4 American girls who take England by storm and marry into the English aristocracy. Aristocrats is about the Lennox sisters and their lives.
For those who haven’t seen these dramas before, take a look at the clips below. Or read the books!