Harry Potter 20th anniversary documentary featuring JK Rowling to air on BBC

In conjunction with the A History of Magic exhibition

Jack Shepherd
Thursday 14 September 2017 15:23 BST

Just over 20 years ago, the world had no idea who J. K. Rowling was.

Seven books later, the author’s a household name, numerous best-selling books, a blockbuster movie series, and an award-winning stage play in the back pocket.

That success, of course, comes thanks to Rowling’s most famous creation: Harry Potter. The first book about the boy who lived, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, reached UK bookshelves in June 1997, touching down even later in the US, on the 1 September 1998.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Philosopher’s Stone, the BBC are broadcasting a documentary about the series, featuring an interview with Rowling.

As noted by Radio Times, the one-off special will air on BBC Two in conjunction with the British Library’s upcoming Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition, between the 20 October 2017 and 28 February 2018. No exact air date has been announced.

The BBC’s film features a behind-the-scene look at the exhibition, detailing the importance behind some of the personal artefacts on display.

As reported earlier this year, two new Harry Potter books will accompany the exhibition, titled Harry Potter: A History of Magic – The Book of the Exhibition, and Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic.

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