Today, an updated version of the ’50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments’ was aired in the UK. It saw the inclusion of scenes from the final two films and a running commentary from Robbie Coltrane.
You may remember that this special originally aired in July, but did not include anything from Part 2.
The full list can be seen below. Particular moments of incidence are, in my opinion; No. 2, which is the final duel between Harry and Lord Voldemort, taken from Deathly Hallows – Part 2 and No. 47, which included interesting insight from JK Rowling, wherein she mentioned how she had felt when first seeing the real-life Mirror of Erised: “I remember turning and looking into the Mirror and seeing myself: a published author, in a British Film Studio, where my books were being adapted to films… It sent a shiver down my spine”.
50. The First Meeting Between the Trio on the Train –Philosopher’s Stone
49. The First Glimpse of the Ministry of Magic – Order of the Phoenix
48. Ron’s Howler – Chamber of Secrets
47. The Mirror of Erised – Philosopher’s Stone
46. Dancing in the Tent – Deathly Hallows Part 1
45. Dobby’s Arrival – Chamber of Secrets
44. Dementor’s on the Train – Prisoner of Azkaban
43. Harry and Ron in the Flying Ford Anglia – Chamber of Secrets
42. Neville Defends Hogwarts on the Bridge – Deathly Hallows Part 2
41. Sirius Black and Harry – Prisoner of Azkaban
40. Harry and Ron’s Dispute – Deathly Hallows Part 1
39. Pesky Pixie’s of the Cornish Variety – Chamber of Secrets
38. Lupin Turns into a Werewolf – Prisoner of Azkaban
37. Harry and Cho’s First Kiss – Order of the Phoenix
36. Harry’s Left at Privet Drive – Philosopher’s Stone
35. The Yule Ball – Goblet of Fire
34. Aunt Marge’s Comeuppance – Prisoner of Azkaban
33. Owls Deliver Harry’s Hogwarts Letters – Philosopher’s Stone
32. Harry Returns with Cedric’s Dead Body – Goblet of Fire
31. Dolores Umbridge Punishes Harry – Order of the Phoenix
30. Snape vs. McGonagall – Deathly Hallows Part 2
29. Dumbledore Drinks the Potion in the Cave – Half-Blood Prince
28. Fred and George’s Firework Display – Order of the Phoenix
27. The Triwizard Tournament: The Black Lake – Goblet of Fire
26. Harry Summons His Patronus to Save Sirius – Prisoner of Azkaban
25. The Chess Room – Philosopher’s Stone
24. Harry Gets His Wand – Philosopher’s Stone
23. Dementors in the Underpass – Order of the Phoenix
22. Ron Takes the Love Potion – Half-Blood Prince
21. Sirius Black is Murdered – Order of the Phoenix
20. Ron Returns and Destroys the Horcrux – Deathly Hallows Part 1
19. Lord Volemort is Reborn – Goblet of Fire
18. The Arrival of Beauxbatons – Goblet of Fire
17. Bathilda Bagshot/Nagini – Deathly Hallows Part 1
16. The Sorting Ceremony – Philosopher’s Stone
15. Buckbeak the Hippogriff – Prisoner of Azkaban
14. Molly Weasley Kills Bellatrix – Deathly Hallows Part 2
13. Harry vs. Voldemort: The First Battle – Goblet of Fire
12. Hagrid Arrives to Rescue Harry – Philosopher’s Stone
11. Harry’s First Quidditch Match – Philosopher’s Stone
10. Platform 9 ¾ – Philosopher’s Stone
9. Dobby’s Death – Deathly Hallows Part 1
8. Hermione Hits Draco – Prisoner of Azkaban
7. Harry’s First Visit to Diagon Alley – Philosopher’s Stone
6. Voldemort vs. Dumbledore – Order of the Phoenix
5. The Death of Dumbledore – Half-Blood Prince
4. Ron and Hermione’s Kiss – Deathly Hallows Part 2
3. Snape’s Death – Deathly Hallows Part 2
2. Harry vs. Voldemort: The Final Battle – Deathly Hallows Part 2
1. The First Sight of Hogwarts – Philosopher’s Stone
Do you agree with this order? Or perhaps there were moments that you feel ought to have been included, yet were passed over? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below.
You can see the original Greatest 50 Moments list (which aired in July and did not include scenes from Part 2) right here. You’ll notice some big differences – for example, the Death of Dumbledore moved from #2 in July to #5 tonight.
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