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Sky announces Harry Potter 20th anniversary and Hogwarts Tournament of Houses festive specials

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watsonon the set of the first Harry Potter film

Sky aims to conjure up big festive ratings with two exclusive Harry Potter TV specials: Harry Potter’s 20th anniversary: Return to Hogwarts and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses.

Due to air on New Year’s Day, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will see Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson join filmmaker Chris Columbus and other cast members from across the eight Harry Potter films, as they travel back to Hogwarts to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

The retrospective promises all-new in-depth cast interviews, and will provide fans with a unique first-person journey through the blockbuster film franchise

Series alumni making appearances will be 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.

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson travel back to Hogwarts to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise’s first film…

Also coming to Sky Q, Sky Glass and the Now streaming service is Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses. Featuring hundreds of trivia questions and special guest surprises, this special four-part event is hosted by Helen Mirren that will showcase ultimate fan glory on a grand scale. It lands December 29. 

Wizarding World fans will put their Harry Potter knowledge to the test, for the ultimate honour of being named House Cup champion.

To complete its Potter feast, Sky is also launching a Wizarding World 20th Anniversary pop-up channel, on December 19. It’ll be the exclusive home of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, as well as the full collection of Harry Potter films.

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