For those of you who can’t get enough of Harry Potter, BBC aired a documentary last month in light of the book Harry Potter: A History of Magic which is now available for purchase on DVD. Narrated by Imelda Staunton, the documentary dives into the British Library’s exhibition. That means, textbooks, artifacts, and some contributions from J.K. Rowling herself!
The programme doesn’t just focus solely on the world of Harry Potter: it also features interviews with ‘real world’ people with magical links. ‘Some of the items in the British Library exhibition have been taken from other institutions, and one of them was the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle,’ Alice explains. ‘When we were doing the research for the film, we really liked the look of some of those objects, so I got in touch with Simon Costin, who is owner of the museum. I sat with him for an hour and was really drawn into him and his stories – he was telling me about witchcraft and he really does believe in magic!
Take a look at this clip below and be sure to order your copy here! I think this is a great gift for any Potter fan in your life. I know that I would certainly appreciate it since I won’t be making it to the actual exhibit any time soon. Who doesn’t want to know more about the magical wizarding world?