J K Rowling reveals the inside scoop on her wizarding world in Harry Potter: A History of Magic

They’re the fastest-selling books in history. But what inspired these enchanting worlds?

Watch this magical BBC documentary and many others on the Apple TV app or Amazon Prime Video Channels. 

Watch Harry Potter: A History of Magic on BBC Select

From shrieking mandrakes, to sorting hats, to the mystery of ancient Chinese oracle bones, the world of Harry Potter has cast a spell on readers around the globe.

In this BBC documentary the author of the world-famous Harry Potter books, JK Rowling, invites us into her private archive of historical magic to reveal a trove of delights never before seen by muggles’ eyes.

Start your free trial now

In Canada BBC Select is available on Amazon Prime Video Channels and the Apple TV app for only $6.99 a month. Start your free trial today to enjoy BBC Select on Smart TVs, laptops, tablets and mobile devices. Restrictions apply*.

Prime Video - Channels
Get it on Apple TV