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Return to Hogwarts – Sky to show Harry Potter 20th Anniversary special (updated)

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The celebratory ‘making-of’ retrospective will air on New Years Day. 

Twenty years on from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, a new retrospective special will reunite Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson with director Chris Columbus.

Promising a magical first-person journey through the franchise, the documentary will feature all-new in-depth interviews and cast conversations as it celebrates the films.

Contributors announced include Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton, Tom Felton, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Bonnie Wright, Alfred Enoch, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, and Ian Hart, among others.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses

In addition to the special, Sky also have the Warner Bros. four-part quiz event. Hosted by Helen Mirren, the competition will put fans knowledge to the test with hundreds of trivia questions; they compete for the title of  ‘House Cup champion’. Mirren, of course, is notable as a rare British thespian who didn’t have a role in the films!

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses will air on the 29th of December.

The Wizarding World

To round of their celebrations, a Wizarding World 20th Anniversary pop-up channel will appear on the 19th December.

In addition to the eight Harry Potter films, both of Newt Scamander’s Fantastic Beasts outings will be present too.

Sky’s Harry Potter 20th Anniversary programming will also be available to stream on Now.

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts is executive produced by Casey Patterson of Casey Patterson Entertainment and Pulse Films.

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses is produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, in association with Warner Horizon and Robin Ashbrook and Yasmin Shackleton of theoldschool.

Updated 07th December 2021:

To promote Return to Hogwarts, US Broadcaster HBO Max have dropped a trailer offering glimpses of a number of familiar faces. We spotted the easy ones – Robbie Coltrane, Matthew Lewis and Mark Williams.

Who did you spot?