Five of the best episodes from the first season of the classic children's television series, inspired by Anne Sewell's novel. In 'The Fugitive', young Vicky and Kevin Gordon help restore the health of a mistreated ebony horse which they name Black Beauty. 'The Hostage' sees an escaped convict (John Thaw) holding Kevin and Beauty hostage in order to secure his freedom. In 'The Recruiting Sergeant', Kevin is tricked into joining the British Army. 'Sailor on a Horse' sees the Gordon family helped out by an ex-sailor when they are threatened with eviction. And 'Father and Son' has Doctor Gordon intervene in a dispute over little Stan.
Six of the best episodes from the second season of the classic children's series, inspired by Anne Sewell's novel. In 'A Member of the Family, Parts 1 and 2', Ned finds himself suspected of theft shortly after being taken in by the Gordon family. 'The Medicine Man' sees a travelling quack doctor selling his useless medicines to the villagers. In 'Out of the Night', Jenny and Ned claim to have seen a ghost in Monkswood. 'The Escape' finds Dr Gordon reluctant to believe Kevin and Albert's claim that Cicely Eddington is being held prisoner in Granley Hall by her aunt and uncle. In 'Game of Chance', Jenny is left in charge when Dr Gordon and Amy visit London for the day, and it isn't long before Albert has lost Beauty at Maybury Fair.