Ready Your Wands: BBC to Air a Harry Potter Documentary

updated May 3, 2019
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Every so often we need a Harry Potter fix that we can’t quite get from re-reading our favorite books from the series, binge-watching one of the films for the millionth time or pretending to cast spells with our wands. If you too, can relate to struggling to scratch that Harry Potter itch, make sure to leave some room in your schedule for the forthcoming Harry Potter documentary, A History of Magic.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the BBC will debut A History of Magic, which shares the same name as the magical Harry Potter art exhibit that is slated to open in the UK in October, followed by a highly anticipated stateside arrival next year.

According to the BBC description, Harry Potter: A History of Magic will basically be like taking the Hogwarts History of Magic class we’d all eagerly sign up for in real life.

And if you’ve been patiently waiting for JK Rowling to reply to you on Twitter with answers to your most burning Harry Potter questions, A History of Magic should be able to provide some much-needed insight into the author and the fantasy world we can’t seem to get enough of.

In addition to giving us a preview of the exhibit’s opening at the British Library, the behind-the-scenes look at all things wizardry and witchcraft will also feature “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.”

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