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The Adventures of Black Beauty 

Not Rated | | Adventure, Family | TV Series (1972–1974)
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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Cast

Series cast summary:
William Lucas ...  Dr. James Gordon 52 episodes, 1972-1974
Charlotte Mitchell Charlotte Mitchell ...  Amy Winthrop 52 episodes, 1972-1974
Roderick Shaw Roderick Shaw ...  Kevin Gordon / ... 51 episodes, 1972-1974
Michael Culver ...  Squire Armstrong 31 episodes, 1972-1974
Judi Bowker ...  Vicky Gordon 26 episodes, 1972-1973
Stacy Dorning ...  Jenny Gordon 25 episodes, 1973-1974
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Storyline

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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Adventure | Family

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Not Rated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1972 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Black Beauty See more »

Filming Locations:

Hertfordshire, England, UK See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(54 episodes) | (1 episode)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Black Beauty was played by four horses: Tramp, Ebony, Fury and Jet. Tramp was the lead horse and the others were touched up with make-up to give them an identical white blaze. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Phoenix Nights: Episode #2.1 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Galloping Home
Written by Denis King
Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Performed by the London String Chorale
Produced by Weekend Music
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Oh the nostalgia!!!
5 November 2005 | by cooperhmcSee all my reviews

This series was made the year I was born - 1972 - and so it must have been the reruns I used to watch but I do recall that it was an unmissable show for me. This series is timeless because it reflects a time that, even when it was made, had already passed. Sure, some of the hairstyles give it away at times for being from the 70's but it's something you could show your kids now and it wouldn't be dated. I don't have any kids but I have just purchased the " Best of" DVD as I want, someday, for my kids to appreciate the innocence of growing up that this show reflects.

I agree with a previous user, it does show good triumphing over bad, promotes good morals and, at times will tug at the heart strings, but its the kind of wholesome entertainment that you want your kids to watch as it always promotes "doing the right thing".

I am not ashamed to say that, mentally, I joined Vicky, Kevin, Albert and then Jenny and Ned on ALL of their adventures and, even now that I am all grown up ( as are all the actors who played them) I am being transported back to those childhood days in a warm, fuzzy and nostalgic glow. Albert was always my favourite character and I would LOVE to know where Tony Maiden is today. To me, he was always the most endearing character - the one who added all the humour. My only criticism of the DVD release? It only contains 11 of the 54 episodes that were made over the 2 seasons. Please, let's have Box set releases for both seasons. I suspect a lot of parents of my generation would far rather their kids watched shows like this than the violence that kids are subjected to nowadays.


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