Preview – Harry Potter: A History of Magic

JK. Rowling

Bringing her magical imagination to life, JK Rowling sets out to discover the real-life history of magic.

Venturing behind the scenes of the British Library, she explores the idea that magic may not be entirely make-believe uncovering myths from shrieking mandrakes and Elizabethan invisibility spells, to the mystery of ancient Chinese oracle bones and the real-life search for the Philosopher’s Stone.

The film features readings by actors from the Harry Potter films, including David Thewlis, Evanna Lynch, Warwick Davis, Miriam Margolyes and Mark Williams, while Rowling’s illustrator Jim Kay illuminates her imaginary world.

Harry Potter: A History of Magic, Saturday, 9 pm – BBC Two

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