Combining fact with fantasy we imagine a day in the life of the young Beatrix Potter as a child, and glimpse at the roots of her creativity.
19th century London: Helen Beatrix Potter is 14 years old and lives in Kensington with her parents. Her younger brother, Bertram has just gone off to boarding school. Life has changed irrevocably and Beatrix realises she faces years of isolation and parental indifference. She is on the verge of vanishing within the social mores around her. Today, Beatrix has to find her own life. When she visits the local cemetery she finds herself at the centre of a rather frightening hunt for a young rabbit, and discovers a way to excel.
Produced and Directed by Pauline Harris
Producer and writer team have created two other dramas about creative geniuses in childhood - The Tyger Hunt - about the young William Blake, and The Beautiful Ugly, about the young Hans Christian Anderson.