Adventures of Black Beauty (The): The Complete Series
Developed for television by Ted Willis (Dixon of Dock Green), The Adventures of Black Beauty was one of the most successful television series ever made. A quality production, its mix of charm, period detail and mild peril thrilled viewers the world over and it is still seen as a benchmark production in children's television. With an impressive writing team that included Willis, Richard Carpenter (Robin of Sherwood) and Victor Pemberton (Doctor Who), and directors of the calibre of Charles Crichton (A Fish Called Wanda), it's no wonder the series attracted a host of high-profile guest stars - John Thaw, Peter Firth, Jack Shepherd, Ray Smith, Geoffrey Bayldon, Mervyn Johns and Peter Bowles among them. This complete set contains every episode of the classic series, originally screened between 1972 and 1974.
Dr. James Gordon has moved from London to the country, bringing his children - Vicky and Kevin - with him. As the two children set to exploring the village of Five Oaks, they find an exhausted, wounded thoroughbred stallion; they take him home, and gradually bring him back to health. The kindly Dr. Gordon later takes a young urchin called Ned under his wing, and together the children share many adventures - with their beloved Black Beauty always around to help.