A continuation of the British television series cherished by herds of horse-loving girls, The New Adventures of Black Beauty follows Vicky Denning (Amber McWilliams, from TV series Strangers) who has emigrated to New Zealand, where she is captivated by a beautiful black horse. The co-production features many Kiwi names in front of and behind the camera. This extract from the eighth episode sees Manfred attempting to fly on Karekare Beach in a Richard Pearse-like contraption. A shady-looking Kurt (Michael Hurst) looks on, while Vicky charges to the rescue on Black 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 Fremantle Corporation
Made with funding from NZ On Air
Theme tune ‘Galloping Home’ written by Denis King and performed by the London String Chorale