Harry Potter: The Hidden Secrets® on A&E

Harry Potter: The Hidden Secrets®

Rated: TVPG Running Time: 60 Minutes

Upcoming Airings:
Sunday, July 08 @ 10pm/9C
Monday, July 09 @ 2am/1C
Thursday, July 12 @ 11pm/10C
Friday, July 13 @ 3am/2C
Saturday, July 14 @ 2pm/1C
Sunday, July 15 @ 3pm/2C

This one-hour special takes a thrilling look back at the first four Harry Potter books and movies, and looks ahead to Harry’s new film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, that’s based on the fifth book in author J.K. Rowling’s series. We’ll search for clues in the previous episodes that might tip us off to what’s coming up. We’ll look at Voldemort’s growing influence, the new Death-Eaters by his side, and the unsettling new turn by Cornelius Fudge and his minions. Includes interviews from the young stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, along with their veteran counterparts including Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort) and many of the other returning cast members. We’ll also some of the newest cast members, including Imelda Staunton as the formidable Dolores Umbridge, and Helena Bonham Carter as the evil Bellatrix LeStrange. All in all, this program’s a delectable treat for Harry’s legions of fans, young and old.


  1. Robert Trexler says

    More proofreading, PLEASE! I am appalled by the lack of editorial oversight from Warner Brothers in releasing this less than perfectly crafted description of their TV program. With the millions of dollars they made from this series each sentence should be complete. I ask you, where were the proofreaders when this sentence was approved for publication on their website:

    “We’ll also some of the newest cast members, including Imelda Staunton”

    It is hard for me to take the program seriously when 20% of the sentences describing it are faulty. Really, is it so hard to for a company the size of Warner Brothers to spend a little money on a proofreader for five sentences? It’s not as if they had to review 312 pages of text.

    Bob Trexler
    Managing Editor, Zossima Press

  2. I agree, but is it the fault of Warner Brothers or of A&E? I would think they’d be responsible for the blurbs about their programming.

    At any rate, it sounds good, and I’m looking forward to seeing it.

  3. Robert Trexler says

    Actually, Eeyore, my complaint about the missing word in the A&E description was tongue-in-cheek(obviously unsuccessful) humor. My obtuse point being that some reviewers on Amazon have been critical of occassional misspellings or errors in the Zossima books. One may almost expect some errors in a 312 page book when the publisher doesn’t have a fleet of proofreaders on staff to make adjustments. But it does seem relatively simple to produce 5 sentences that you know will be displayed internationally.

    Unlocking is now available in it’s third edition to correct mostly minor punctuation and spelling errors. So, if you have an earlier edition and there were any errors that made your teeth hurt (a misspelling of “Dolores”, for example) then you may safely order another copy. If from Zossima’s website it will be autographed. If you want it from Amazon, then there is a convenient order button on the upper right hand of the Hogpro Blog.

    One more thing . . . did you notice there is a convenient “Hogpro’s Greatest Hits” list of essays underneath the “recent comments” on the right-hand sidebar?


  4. Brother Henri says

    With regard to the proofing, it’s probably the fault of WB. I worked there for seven years. Some of the WB employees and departments have little regard for professionalism.

    I agree that you would think a big studio like WB, a money-making machine, would have the money and desire to do things properly but that’s not always the case. The studio is not concerned about hiring people who are educated or experienced.

    I worked with one person who dropped out of junior high and was barely literate even at age 46. Nowadays, most studios require that you be overqualified, underpaid, and speak three languages. The average normal person won’t take some of these jobs because of the exploitation, so those jobs go to people willing to work for peanuts just so they can say they work at a big-name studio. I worked with a few people who had been there for 20 years and were still making a minimal salary.

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