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The New Adventures of Black Beauty - A Horse Like Beauty (Episode Two)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1990

In the second episode of this continuation of the classic 1970s kids series, "wild, colonial lass" Vicky Denning (Amber McWilliams) is preparing to leave England. Her beloved horse Black Beauty will stay with stepmother Jenny (Stacy Dorning). The pair receive word that Vicky's father's ship has gone missing near Singapore. The second half of the episode is set in the South Island. Vicky and Jenny find their farmhouse badly neglected and an eccentric boy named Manfred living in their barn. A letter from England breaks bad news about Black Beauty, and a wild storm attracts a new horse into their lives.

I'm just a wild, colonial lass with no manners.
– Vicky Denning (Amber McWilliams) mocks her 'colonial' Kiwi status

Key Cast & Crew

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Murray Newey


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Amber McWilliams

As: Vicky Denning

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Kirsten Shouler

Production Designer - New Zealand

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Stacy Dorning

As: Jenny Denning

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Gedeon Burkhard

As: Manfred

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John Crome


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Produced by

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Avoca Media Holdings


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Avoca Media Holdings


Produced by Isambard (Black Beauty) Limited, in association with The Fremantle Corporation, London Weekend Television and Beta/Taurus

Made with funding from NZ On Air


Theme tune 'Galloping Home' written by Denis King and performed by the London String Chorale