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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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...  Dr. James Gordon 52 episodes, 1972-1974
Charlotte Mitchell ...  Amy Winthrop 52 episodes, 1972-1974
Roderick Shaw ...  Kevin Gordon / ... 51 episodes, 1972-1974
...  Squire Armstrong 31 episodes, 1972-1974
...  Vicky Gordon 26 episodes, 1972-1973
...  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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(54 episodes) | (1 episode)

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This series is based on the book "Black Beauty", for which the writer got twenty British pounds. See more »

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Followed by The New Adventures of Black Beauty (1992) 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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Journey back to Childhood
5 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

I've seen this series years ago on TV and now it's available on DVD again and it's like a journey back to childhood. I've been in love with the main actress, Judi Bowker, that time and it's like a revival to see this pictures again. The stories are residing in the England of the ending 19th century, the Victorian time. A medical doctor has opened his doctor's practice outside of London on the countryside. He brought along his daughter, his son and his housekeeper. In the first episode they met this black horse which later is named Black Beauty. This is the type of 'ideal world' stories you like to be watched by children. The good always wins in the end and the bad always loses. But sometimes aside of all the triviality it can tug on your heartstrings. If you get the chance take a look.


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