Beatrix Potter with Patricia Routledge

Beatrix Potter with Patricia Routledge

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Pictured: Host Patricia Routledge with "Peter Rabbit's" real-life counterpart.

Credit: APT

Hosted by British actress Patricia Routledge, this charming documentary recounts the life story of internationally beloved children’s author Beatrix Potter.

A passionate fan and Patron of the Beatrix Potter Society, Routledge presents viewers with a close-up look at Potter’s illustrations, the Cumbrian farmland she called home, and even a personal journal begun during her teenage years. Released in 2016 to commemorate her 150th birthday, the program also ties into the release of The Tale of Kitty-In-Boots, a story that was written just before World War I but never published during the lifetime of its remarkable author. Beatrix Potter with Patricia Routledge airs Tuesday, May 9 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.