All 52 episodes of the popular 1970s TV series based on the famous Anna Sewell novel. Black Beauty is a fine, handsome horse who goes through many trials and tribulations at the hand of cruel or neglectful masters. Although mistreated, Beauty is always loyal and faithful, and eventually finds his reward when he is taken in by kindly owners who are appreciative of his noble spirit. Episodes comprise: 'The Fugitive ', 'The Hostage', 'The Pit Pony', 'The Horse Thieves', 'Runaway', 'Warhorse' 'The Horsemen', 'The Duel', 'The Viking Helmet: Part 1', 'The Viking Helmet: Part 2', 'Day Of Reckoning', 'Mantrap', 'Three Locks To Fortune', 'Clown On Horseback', 'The Recruiting Sergeant', 'The Debt', 'The Horse Dealer', 'The Witch', 'The Ponies', 'The Ruffians', 'Two Of A Kind', 'Foul Play', 'Sailor On A Horse', 'Wild Justice', 'The Barge', 'Father And Son', 'A Member of the Family: Part 1', 'A Member of the Family: Part 2', 'The Outcast', 'Good Neighbours', 'Mission of Mercy', 'Battle of Wills', 'The Medicine Man', 'Out of the Night', 'Panic', 'The Challenge', 'Pocket Money', 'The Quarry', 'The Secret of Fear', 'Lost: Part 1', 'Lost: Part 2', 'Lost Goddess', 'Where's Jonah?', 'The Horse Breaker', 'A Long Hard Run', 'Goodbye Beauty', 'The Escape', 'A Ribbon for Beauty', 'The Last Charge', 'Race Against Time', 'Game of Chance' and 'The Last Roundup'.
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.