Jonathan: We’ve just been watching, on TV, Miss Potter (2005, with Renee Zellweger in the title role). That’s the third time – and I’m quite sure I could watch it again and again! Okay I’m an old-fashioned romatic fool, but surely this must be the most touchingly romantic film ever made, all the more because the love portayed is not predicated on physical attraction, or made manifest as sentimentality, or little more than infatuation. The scene where Beatrix Potter dances alone in her room, having accepted Norman Warne’s proposal of marriage, is surely the most moving and realistic portrayal of pure happiness ever expressed on film. But the appeal of this movie extends far beyond personal relationships: it is also story of hope for those stifled or imprisoned by social expectations and circumstances ; of new life and opportunity for those whose dreams have been swept away by events.