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.”Kay Benbow, Controller, CBeebies
Date: 22.05.2013 Last updated: 25.03.2014 at 13.21
Peter Rabbit is a dynamic re-imagining of Beatrix Potter's timeless children’s classic for CBeebies.
The new series follows Peter - a brave, mischievous, impulsive and resilient little rabbit - as he encounters danger, overcomes obstacles and outsmarts predators, all while finding fun and excitement in the most unexpected places.
Peter is a charismatic and clever rabbit who desperately wishes to grow up to be just like his late father. He has big paws to fill. Armed with his dad’s journal (a guide to everything you need to be a good rabbit) and with the support of his two best friends, Benjamin and Lily, Peter is off to make his own mark in the world.
Set in Potter's beloved English Lake District, Peter’s world is the real natural world — majestic and beautiful – where behind every tree and rock there is a surprise to discover and where dangers (be it a sneaky fox or a bad-tempered badger) lurk around every corner.
This new animation stays true to the feel of the original books while ensuring the storylines are just as engaging and relevant for modern audiences. The team took over 3,000 photos of the Lake District to ensure every frame is true to the landscape in which the animation has been set – so Peter's burrow is based on the roots of a real tree near Sawrey and all the flowers and plants are native to the Lake District.
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.”
Peter Rabbit is a co-production between Silvergate Media, Penguin UK and CBeebies. The executive producers are Sarah Legg for CBeebies and Paula Rosenthal for Silvergate Media. The new animation was directed by David McCamley from Brown Bag Productions and the writers are Nick Ostler and Mark Huckerby.
The new series of Peter Rabbit can be seen on CBeebies from Monday 3 June.
Episode 1: The Tale of the Radish Robber
Peter and his friends try to find the perfect place to eat the radishes they took from Mr. McGregor’s garden, but little do they know they've got a radish robber on their tails!
Episode 2: The Tale of the Greedy Fox
When Peter tells an impulsive lie, which leads Jemima Puddle-Duck into Mr. Tod’s clutches, he must act fast to stop her from becoming the fox’s dinner!
Episode 3: The Tale of the Two Enemies
When Peter decides to set Mr. Tod and Tommy Brock against each other, he soon finds out that breaking the food chain is harder than it looks.
Episode 4: The Tale of the Secret Treehouse
Peter proves he's got what it takes to be part of the squirrel tribe when he competes for his own treetop hideout.
Episode 5: The Tale of the Angry Cat
When Peter accidentally brings home Mr. McGregor's Cat rather than a cart of freshly picked brussels sprouts, he's got to find a way to lure the angry cat back into the garden while staying one step ahead of her claws!
Episode 6: The Tale of Mr. Tod’s Trap
When Peter, Benjamin and Lily are tempted by a mysterious hoard of radishes, Lily finds herself caught in Mr. Tod's trap. Can Peter find a way to rescue Lily before Mr. Tod reaches her?
Episode 7: The Tale of Benjamin’s Strawberry Raid
When Benjamin takes charge of a strawberry harvest raid on Mr. McGregor's garden, he learns that it's harder than he thought to be a good leader.
Episode 8: The Tale of the Lying Fox
When Mr. Tod is trapped in Mr. McGregor’s garden, Peter reluctantly agrees to help him escape, but soon learns that you should never trust a fox!
Episode 9: The Tale of Nutkin on the Run
When Squirrel Nutkin angers Old Brown by taking his glasses, it’s up to Peter and his friends to put things right.
Episode 10: The Tale of the Wriggly Worms
When Peter makes a rash promise to appease an angry Tommy Brock, he and his friends find themselves running for their lives!