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This documentary celebrates 20 years of one of Britain's best-loved literary characters: Harry Potter. In 2017 it will be two decades since JK Rowling first published the book that cast a spell on millions and took the world of publishing and cinema by storm - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. To commemorate this landmark event, JK Rowling and her publisher Bloomsbury team up with the British Library to put on an extraordinary exhibition in October 2017. Created for the legions of fans across the world that grew up with Harry, Harry Potter - A History of Magic marks the occasion and celebrates one of the biggest cultural successes in modern times.

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Description

This documentary celebrates 20 years of one of Britain's best-loved literary characters: Harry Potter. In 2017 it will be two decades since JK Rowling first published the book that cast a spell on millions and took the world of publishing and cinema by storm - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. To commemorate this landmark event, JK Rowling and her publisher Bloomsbury team up with the British Library to put on an extraordinary exhibition in October 2017. Created for the legions of fans across the world that grew up with Harry, Harry Potter - A History of Magic marks the occasion and celebrates one of the biggest cultural successes in modern times.

    • EPISODE 1

    Harry Potter: A History of Magic

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book, the British Library is hosting an exhibition of the real-life magical history behind JK Rowling's beloved classics. With exclusive access to a priceless collection of artefacts, take a tour around this mesmerising show. Rowling herself examines the most exciting items on display, and opens her private archive to reveal drawings and drafts that have been hidden away for years. And, as opening night arrives, famous fans marvel at this fascinating trove of delights, like Harry Potter seeing Diagon Alley for the first time.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 59 Minutes

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book, the British Library is hosting an exhibition of the real-life magical history behind JK Rowling's beloved classics. With exclusive access to a priceless collection of artefacts, take a tour around this mesmerising show. Rowling herself examines the most exciting items on display, and opens her private archive to reveal drawings and drafts that have been hidden away for years. And, as opening night arrives, famous fans marvel at this fascinating trove of delights, like Harry Potter seeing Diagon Alley for the first time.

    • HD
    • CC
    • 59 Minutes
© 2017 BBC

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