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The Adventures of Black Beauty 

Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late nineteenth century rural England, who is adopted into the household of James Gordon, a local doctor and widower, and befriended by ... See full summary »

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 Squire Armstrong 31 episodes, 1972-1974
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 Jenny Gordon 25 episodes, 1973-1974
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Black Beauty is a pure black, thoroughbred horse in late nineteenth century rural England, who is adopted into the household of James Gordon, a local doctor and widower, and befriended by his daughters Vicky (season one), Jenny (season two), son Kevin, and their friends Albert, Robbie (season one) and Ned (season two). Each week, the children get involved in an adventure that brings them into contact with all sorts of colourful characters and villians. You can always be assured, however, that Beauty is on hand to help save the day. Written by Matthew Patay/Helen Cooper

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Leslie Ash was second choice for the role of Jenny Gordon. See more »

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Followed by The New Adventures of Black Beauty (1990) See more »

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Galloping Home
Written by Denis King
Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Performed by the London String Chorale
Produced by Weekend Music
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Wonderful Children's Drama
5 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Despite what you might have read here or elsewhere, the show wasn't based on the book by Anna Sewell, it wasn't an adaptation, it was more a continuation, so if you're expecting a reincarnation of the book on the small screen then you're not gonna get it, so gallop along please - nothing to see here...

The show was made by LWT in the UK, who put rather a lot of money into the production, especially for what was a programme made for children. It was originally broadcast on a Sunday early evening and because of that it reached a wide audience than just kids.

It's popularity ensured it actually made the top twenty in the viewing figures many times during its two seasons.

There was something special about the way it was filmed and presented on screen and was much different from other kids TV produced at the same time. It had beautiful scenery with Gothic overtones and really good acting and each episode highly entertaining.


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