The definitive story of Beatrix Potter
This one off documentary landmarks the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth.
National treasure Patricia Routledge returns to our screens to take us on a journey into the fascinating story of one of the world’s greatest artists, authors and farmers!
Internationally loved and admired, Patricia is the Patron of the Beatrix Potter Society and is a passionate expert about Beatrix Potter.
Join Patricia on a visual feast featuring the stunning landscapes of Cumbria and a close up look at the remarkable art created by one of the greatest illustrators in the world. Delve into Potter’s journal that she began writing at only 15 and discover the fascinating code she developed – it was not cracked until 8 years after her death! And explore the farming legacy Beatrix left behind, enabling many Cumbrian farmers to continue making a living.
Authored with passion, perhaps even obsession, this charming and fascinating programme, tells the definitive and most comprehensive story of Beatrix Potter; a practical, formidable, remarkable woman.
This documentary also ties into the release of a previously unseen story, The Tale of Kitty-In-Boots, due to be published in September of this year. The story was written just before the outbreak of the First World War but never published in Potter’s lifetime.