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The New Adventures of Black Beauty - The Birdman

Television (Excerpts) – 1990

PG
Parental Guidance

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

Key Cast & Crew

Mike Smith

Director

Murray Newey

Producer

Amber McWilliams

As: Victoria Denning

Stacy Dorning

As: Jenny Gordon Denning

William Lucas

As: Dr James Gordon

Gedeon Burkhard

As: Manfred

See all 20 credits

Produced by

Isambard Productions

Source


Avoca Media Holdings

Acknowledgements

Made in association with London Weekend Television and Freemantle Corporation.

Made with funding from NZ On Air

Music

Theme tune, ‘Galloping Home’, is written by Denis King and performed by the London String Chorale.

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