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CBeebies is thrilled to announce that Beatrix Potter's timeless character Peter Rabbit is bounding on to the screen this Christmas! Set in the Lake District, this exciting new series features brand new stories based on the classic Potter tales, and will launch with a Christmas special to whet your appetites before the main series launches in 2013.

Mischievous, charming and brave, Peter is a hero who overcomes obstacles, outwits predators and avoids trouble as he embarks on a series of exciting adventures in his attempt to grow up to be just like his father. They are big paws to fill, but with his father's journal and the help of his best friends Benjamin Bunny and Lily Bobtail, Peter is ready for some fun and delightful new discoveries.

As readers of the original Beatrix Potter series will know, the books aren't without peril and danger - remember that Peter's father got put in a pie by Mr McGregor! The challenge with this adaptation was how to portray the predation element whilst still being suitable for a preschool audience. The brand-new series is an action-adventure show at its heart, with plenty of thrills and spills, but never shies away from the fact that "foxes chase rabbits - that's just how the world works". In keeping with the Potter books, Peter's father is absent in the series but his death is never mentioned.

Peter Rabbit is full of rich animation, exciting storylies and beautiful characters, and we hope our audience loves it just as much as we do. Peter Rabbit's Christmas Tale transmits on CBeebies on Thursday 20 December at 4.30pm, and Christmas Day on BBC 1 at 9.25am.

Go to the Peter Rabbit webpage

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  • Comment number 5. Posted by Kevo

    on 1 Jan 2013 18:40

    Loved the new episode! My three year old wants to watch it every day. For those who missed it you'll find it on iplayer. Does anyone know when the series starts?

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  • Comment number 4. Posted by kate

    on 27 Dec 2012 22:36

    My 2 year old afores rabbits and would have been so excited to have seen the Christmas Peter Rabbit, I was so disappointed to find we'd misse it and it was only shown once. Please Cbeebies, advertise and show more often all of the Christmas specials, not just the Panto!

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  • Comment number 3. Posted by fee

    on 27 Dec 2012 12:55

    My 2.5 year old loves the Christmas edition. I think its wonderful that you are bringing Peter Rabbit to a new generation and cant wait for the series to begin.

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  • Comment number 2. Posted by Ro

    on 22 Dec 2012 08:15

    Great! Can't wait for new episodes

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by SW52

    on 21 Dec 2012 05:38

    Beatrix Potter must be turning in her grave! Shame on you BBC for ruining this classic. My children were quite upset as they love the original story.What makes me more upset it that it also portrays the girl rabbit as 'silly' and the two male main characters were quite sexist in how they treated her! In future, I would like to see more female main characters as role models. Very disatisfied licence payer...

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