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The Adventures of Black Beauty

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Original run: 23.09.1972 — 27.03.1974
Country of origin: UK
Genre: Drama, Children
Network: ITV
Watched by: 73 868 566
Total running time: 1 day 2 hours
Episode duration: 30 min.
Episodes count: 52
IMDB rating: 6.6 of 10 468
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The Adventures of Black Beauty is a British adventure family television series produced by London Weekend Television and shown by ITV in the United Kingdom between 1972 and 1974. It was distributed internationally by London Weekend International.

The series The New Adventures of Black Beauty (1990–91) was a continuation of the 1970s series, and was set in the year 1907, twenty years after the original series.

Two series were produced, the first airing from September 1972 to March 1973 and the second from September 1973 to March 1974. Although it was mainly aimed at children, it was shown in the Sunday teatime family timeslot and gained a wide audience, becoming popular enough to make the general Top 20 ratings. It was repeated regularly, although often on a regional basis, for many years, its last full repeat run being on Sunday mornings from 1986 to 1988. It also aired in the United States on Nickelodeon in the 1980s. In July 2009, Retro Television Network picked up all 104 episodes of The Adventures of Black Beauty and The New Adventures of Black Beauty, and affiliates began airing the show, listing both shows as simply Black Beauty.

The theme tune, "Galloping Home" was written by Denis King and performed by the London String Chorale. In 1973 it won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Theme Tune and was voted no. 2 (after Hawaii Five-O) in the Greatest TV Theme Tunes of All Time. It was also released as a single and peaked at number 31 in the UK charts in the week of 2 February 1974.

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Game of Chance
10.03.1974
24
23
The Last Charge
24.02.1974
21
The Escape
10.02.1974
20
Goodbye Beauty
03.02.1974
19
A Long Hard Run
31.01.1974
18
17
16
Lost Godess
30.12.1973
15
Lost (2)
23.12.1973
14
Lost (1)
23.12.1973
13
Secret of Fear
16.12.1973
12
The Quarry
09.12.1973
11
Pocket Money
02.12.1973
10
The Challenge
25.11.1973
9
Panic
18.11.1973
8
7
6
Battle of Wills
28.10.1973
5
4
Good Neighbours
14.10.1973
3
The Outcast
07.10.1973
26
Father and Son
31.03.1973
25
The Barge
24.03.1973
24
Wild Justice
17.03.1973
23
22
Foul Play
03.03.1973
21
Two of a Kind
24.02.1973
20
The Ruffians
17.02.1973
19
The Ponies
10.02.1973
18
The Witch
03.02.1973
16
The Debt
20.01.1973
13
12
Man Trap
09.12.1972
11
8
The Duel
11.11.1972
7
The Horsemen
04.11.1972
6
Warhorse
28.10.1972
5
Runaway
21.10.1972
3
The Pit Pony
07.10.1972
2
The Hostage
30.09.1972
1
The Fugitive
23.09.1972
17
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