A continuation of the classic 70s UK TV series cherished by herds of horse-loving girls, the New Adventures follow Vicky Denning (Amber McWilliams) who has emigrated to the antipodes with her step-mother, where she is captivated by a mystic black horse. The co-production was set in NZ, and features many Kiwi names in front of and behind the camera. This extract from the eighth episode sees Manfred attempt to fly on Karekare beach in a Richard Pearse-like contraption, as a shady-looking Kurt (Michael Hurst) looks on, and Vicky charges to the rescue on Beauty.
Hey Manfred! You might be quicker if you grow wings!– A local naysayer jeers at Manfred's efforts
Avoca Media Holdings
Made in association with London Weekend Television and the Freemantle Corporation
Made with funding from NZ On Air
Theme tune ‘Galloping Home’ written by Denis King and performed by the London String Chorale