BBC documentary Harry Potter: A History of Magic released on DVD today

We uncover more behind-the-scenes secrets from producer/director Jude Ho and assistant producer Alice Rhodes about the BBC programme, which accompanies the British Library’s exhibition Harry Potter: A History of Magic.

The hour-long documentary, which aired on BBC Two in October, is narrated by Imelda Staunton and features an in-depth look at the British Library’s spectacular exhibition, which includes all sorts of weird and wonderful items. These include everything from ancient scrolls and old textbooks to artefacts from J.K. Rowling’s own archives.

Just before the show aired, we spoke to producer/director Jude Ho and assistant producer Alice Rhodes about the programme – you can read our interview here. They also told Pottermore about how much they enjoyed filming an array of Harry Potter actors reading from the books – including Evanna Lynch, Warwick Davis, Mark Williams, David Thewlis (‘He brings the beauty of the writing to life,’ Jude says) and Miriam Margolyes, who was great fun to work with (‘It was at the end of the day, and she was just what we needed to keep us going!’).

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