- Actors: William Lucas, Judi Bowker, David Andrews, Kristen Jane Drinkwater, Bill Gavin
- Directors: David Andrews, Alan Gibson, Charles Crichton, David Askey, Gerry Poulson
- Writers: Anna Sewell
- Format: PAL
- Region: All Regions
- Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Classification: U
- Studio: Network
- DVD Release Date: 17 Sept. 2001
- Run Time: 125 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00005M1XL
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,809 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
The Adventures Of Black Beauty - The Best Of Series One  [DVD]
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Five of the best episodes from the first season of the classic children's television series, inspired by Anne Sewell's novel. In 'The Fugitive', young Vicky and Kevin Gordon help restore the health of a mistreated ebony horse which they name Black Beauty. 'The Hostage' sees an escaped convict (John Thaw) holding Kevin and Beauty hostage in order to secure his freedom. In 'The Recruiting Sergeant', Kevin is tricked into joining the British Army. 'Sailor on a Horse' sees the Gordon family helped out by an ex-sailor when they are threatened with eviction. And 'Father and Son' has Doctor Gordon intervene in a dispute over little Stan.
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This took me right back back to being 7 yrs old again. I was completely hooked on this as a child and it has not lost any of its charm at all for me, any horse mad person will love this. My 9 yr old daughter watched this with me and she is now hooked on it and has taken the dvd to her own room and we did not see her all day long!!
Yes it is the original just simply added to a dvd and not remastered, but I personally love it for that! I do wish they would bring it back on to the tv without taking to much away from the original series and not making it to modern. Children will love it. For me this was the best ever tv that I had watched as a child and it has NOT LOST any of its origial charm.
I just simply LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT :o)
With it's rural setting, each 25-minute episode is usually a mildly perilous and charming adventure. The performances are good, with Judi Bowker delivering a sensitive performance as the doctor's daughter Vicky Gordon, while displaying a genuine affection for the horse of the title.
Developed for television by writer Ted Willis, with some stories written by Richard Carpenter (Catweazle), the quality of the series attracted an impressive line-up of guest stars, which included John Thaw, Geoffrey Bayldon and Peter Bowles.
This 4-disc set features all twenty-six, first series episodes. Although the picture quality is not great, with its grainy appearance etc, it remains acceptable, with the warmth of the series always shining through. Unfortunately there are no extras or subtitles. The inside of the single-size DVD case features a full episode synopsis.
I bought it for my six year old grandaughters who are horse mad and they love it.
I recognised a young Keith Chegwin in one episode (I don't know if that's a good or bad thing!!)
The quality of the production is quite bad and the colour is very faded but taking into consideration the age of this I do still think it is well worth watching.
The actual ordering of the DVD and the delivery time was very easy and prompt.
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I'M GLAD I'VE GAINED THIS DVD, SEASON 1, IT'S ALMOST 40 YEARS SINCE I'VE SEEN THIS SERIES, THAT WAS SO MUCH FUN THAT I SAW THOSE GUYS BACK. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I decided to buy it although I am not English native speaker. I remember this series when it was broadcast in my country probably some years before the year 1980. Read morePublished on 1 Feb. 2015 by Andrzej Lukowski
The original book Black Beauty,written by Anna Sewell,at least when I was a kid was a 'must have' for anybody's collection,a wonderful story that captures the heart and the... Read morePublished on 25 Dec. 2014 by Mr. M. R. J. Hunt
Well, the music is memorable to start with.. Great acting, great storylines - all round entertainment for the family !Published on 24 Sept. 2013 by H. L. Radcliffe
BOUGHT THIS THINKING MAY BE I AM REMEMBERING THIS SERIES WITH MISTY EYES AND MAY BE ITS NOT THAT GOOD, AFTER ALL I WAS UNDER 10 YEARS OF AGE. Read morePublished on 6 Mar. 2012 by camerasam
For me this Dvd is a trip down memory lane. I was delighted to be able to share it with my two boys 30 years on!!!! The music is wonderful. Read morePublished on 17 Sept. 2011 by Carmel Nic Ghearailt