BBC revealed that the documentary “Harry Potter: A History of Magic”, aired to celebrate the opening of a namesake exhibit at the British Library, will be released on DVD in England on November 27th, 2017.


“Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book, this documentary visits the real-life magical history behind J.K. Rowling’s beloved classics. With footage from the British Library’s exhibition, and exclusive access to a priceless collection of artefacts, take a tour around the mesmerising journey creating this global phenomenon. Includes interviews with J.K. Rowling herself as she 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.”

Besides an exclusive interview with J.K. Rowling, the documentary was narrated by Imelda Stauton. Warwick Davies, Evanna Lynch, Miriam Margoyles, David Thewlis and Mark Williams also participated reading selected parts of the books.

The pre-order can be made through this link. There’s no information yet about the DVD being released in other countries.  

Translated to English by Nuara Costa

Revised by Anna Viduani