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08th Jan 2020

BBC One to air Harry Potter-inspired ‘Fantastic Beasts’ documentary

Sarah Finnan

BBC One has announced a “magical new commission” for Harry Potter-loving muggles everywhere.

Entitled Fantastic Beasts: A Natural History, the documentary is in partnership with Warner Bros. and London’s Natural History Museum.

Presented by none other than Stephen Fry, who voiced many of the Harry Potter audiobooks.

Exploring the origins and stories of the many mythical creatures and fantastical beasts from the wizarding world of Harry Potter, the documentary will tie back to reality– connecting the dots between legend and life.

Centaurs, nifflers, phoenixes, giant squids – they’ll all be well represented.

The documentary will also feature the museum’s exhibition – Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder Of Nature. Set to open until spring 2020, it is one of the Natural History Museum’s most impressive exhibitions.

According to the BBC website: “footage from the BBC Natural History Unit’s extensive treasure trove of archive content, alongside spellbinding scenes from the Fantastic Beasts films will show how closely real world animals, mythological creatures and wizarding world beats are intertwined. “

No air date has been announced as of yet.

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