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, produced by Tom Parkinson and features many Kiwi names in front of and behind the camera (Illona Rodgers, Ken Catran). This extract from the first episode follows preparations for the trip down under, and introduces Vicky to the original Black Beauty.
You really are a black beauty.– Vicky (Amber McWilliams) as she snuggles up to the original Beauty.
Made in association with London Weekend Television and Freemantle Corporation.
Made with funding from NZ On Air
Theme tune, ‘Galloping Home’, is written by Denis King and performed by the London String Chorale.