Raiders of the Lost Past

Series 1 - 4. The Hunt for Pirate's Treasure

About this programme

4/13. The hunt for the loot of prolific pirate William Kidd, who was executed for his crimes in 1701. In 1983, actor, cruise ship entertainer and casual labourer Richard Knight was detained by the Vietnamese militia for attempting a dig on the island of Hon Tre Lon in the South China Sea, where he believed Kidd's ill-gotten gains were buried.