Sunday, 22 February 2015
98 The Adventures of Black Beauty
First watched :1972
As I said on the The White Horses post these horse-y dramas have blurred into one as far as my memory goes. With this one I had a vague awareness that it was linked to a classic novel as it had been read to us in one of my infant classes.
The series actually had little to do with Anna Sewell's novel but was set in the present day. It was a first big break for young actress Judi Bowker although she decided to leave after two series and Stacy Dorning took over as a sister of the original character for the last series in 1974.
It was revived in the early nineties by a New Zealand company although two of the original cast took part and the shift across the world was explained in the first two episodes.