Jolly Captain Pugwash is delighted at the prospect of earning 500 golden crowns for smuggling barrels of brandy across the English Channel. But little does he suspect what's really inside the barrels! As usual, Cut-throat Jake is determined to give the Captain as much grief as possible, and he has a dastardly plot up his sleeve. Will Tom, the quick-witted cabin boy, uncover Jake's scheme and save the day? Captain Pugwash hopes so, for the sake of his pocketbook! This lively adventure featuring Pugwash, who resembles a latter-day Pavarotti, first appeared in 1982, and has entertained fans of the series ever since.