BBC Announces New ‘Harry Potter’ Documentary

For us Potter fans, even the little breadcrumbs are big news. This is not a little breadcrumb, though.

BBC has announced a documentary aka interview with J.K Rowling, which will revolve around the  opening of The British Library’s Making of Harry Potter exhibition.

Here’s the press release:


Harry Potter: A History of Magic is to be shown on BBC Two and will follow the exhibition in the run up to its opening at the British Library, as the ancient texts, artefacts and artwork are put on display. Harry Potter: A History Of Magic includes an interview with J.K. Rowling talking about some of the personal items she has donated to the exhibition whilst readings from famous fans playfully recreate some of the best loved spells, potions and magical moments from the series, exploring the origins of the world of Hogwarts, from basilisks through to broomsticks.

The exhibition will feature  never-before-seen Harry Potter documents from J.K. Rowling’s personal archive, and during the documentary we’ll get to see J.K Rowling talking about them as they’re put in place at the museum.

Also, ‘famous fans’? Who might those be? We’re excited to find out.

Both the exhibition and documentary are timed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone‘s publication in the U.K. A companion book will be released this fall. The exhibition is set to move to the US next year, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the American publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.


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