The British BBC television network has announced that a new TV series based on Beatrix Potter’s famous rabbit books is about to be broadcast. The series was created for children, and Peter Rabbit, Benjamin Bunny and the other characters will all be animated using the CGI process. Here are more details as reported in the North West Evening Mail:
The first episode is set to be aired on the CBeebies channel on Monday June 3.
The landscape of the Lake District – in particular Near Sawrey and Far Sawrey on the western shores of Windermere – have been faithfully recreated as a backdrop to Peter’s adventures.
The plucky young rabbit, sporting the blue cardigan Beatrix Potter painted him wearing in the original books, is joined on the show by friends Benjamin Bunny and newly created Lily Bobtail, who has been modelled on the famous author.
A prescreening of three episodes of the series, hosted by CBeebies continuity presenter Alex Winters, was well received at Zeffirelli’s cinema in Ambleside last week.
Controller of CBeebies, Kay Benbow, said: “The Beatrix Potter books were very dear to me as a child and I am absolutely delighted that we can now bring Peter Rabbit and his friends to CBeebies for our youngest viewers to enjoy.”
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Obviously you will have to be in the U.K. to watch this series on the CBeebies channel, but Beatrix Potter fans around the world may also be able to enjoy it by doing a bit of detective work.
We plan to do a search on YouTube to see if any of the programs have been uploaded on that website. Failing that, we have a friend who may be able to tell us how she is able to download episodes of TV shows that are not on YouTube. As soon as we have heard more details, we will let our readers know about them.