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Harry Potter Season on ITV1, Weekend on ABC Family

Posted by: Rosi
March 20, 2010, 08:18 AM

Revisit the early Harry Potter films this weekend with ITV1 in the U.K. and ABC Family in the U.S.A. Firstly, ITV1 will be showing "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" from 3.30 to 6.15pm GMT as part of their Harry Potter Season. The season will continue every Saturday, with the channel showing "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" on Saturday 27th March in the 3.25pm to 6.20pm GMT time slot. You can find full TV listings on the ITV website at this link.

Secondly, in the U.S.A., ABC Family will be showing the Harry Potter films in HD from 9am/8am central. Starting with "Philosopher's Stone" at 9am/8c, the channel will show "Chamber of Secrets" at 12.30pm/11.30 central, "Prisoner of Azkaban" at 4.30/3.30c and "Goblet of Fire" at 7.30/6.30c. On Sunday, ABC Family will show "Chamber of Secrets" at 9.30am/8.30c, "Prisoner of Azkaban" at 1.30/12.30c, "Goblet of Fire" at 4.30/3.30c and finally, "Order of the Phoenix" will premiere on ABC Family at 8/7c. Find more information on the ABC Family website at this link. Thanks for the heads up, Raymond!

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580 Points

The Harry Potter Movies on ABC’s Family channel do not cut anything out, they are actually the extended versions with scenes I have never seen before. I was very excited to watch them all weekend, and tape the ones I missed.

Posted by Rosie016 on March 22, 2010, 08:50 AM report to moderator
478 Points

Didn’t get to see the first one at all since I was in the traveling mode from conference. Did get to see the rest of them and they were great. Love watching the movies with everything in them (the extra deleted scenes). Miss Molly is right..the same footage from the DVD, nothing new but still exciting.

Posted by beewell on March 22, 2010, 10:39 AM report to moderator
87 Points

Did anyone notice what the extra scenes for OotP were? I watched and I don’t think I noticed anything.

Posted by entoptic on March 22, 2010, 12:43 PM report to moderator

I had already seen the cut scenes re-integrated into the first three films on ABC Family, but this weekend was the first time I saw the cut scenes put back into Goblet of Fire (like the scene where Harry goes out into the snowy courtyard during the Yule Ball to get some air and runs into a bunch of kids making out, and then sees Snape having a heated conversation with Karkaroff). This was also the first time they showed the Extended version of Order of the Phoenix…it didn’t include a whole lot, but there were a few added or extended scenes…for instance, they showed a much longer tirade by Umbridge when she is tricked into going into the Forest, and she gets so riled up during her temper tantrum that she actually seems on the verge of killing Harry and Hermione. There was also a scene I don’t remember being in the original version, where Draco and his cronies attack some kids with snowballs (and Luna watches from a hiding spot), and Umbridge witnesses this from up in one of the towers and smiles (perhaps recognizing that these bullies would make excellent informants and watchdogs for her), then they showed the scene from the original movie where Umbridge gives them their badges and makes them part of the Inquisitorial Squad. There also a moment before Dumbledore gives Harry his “I care too much” speech at the end, where Harry walks into Dumbledore’s office and thinks it’s empty, and ends up glancing up at the Sorting Hat with a sad expression on his face, and before he leaves Dumbledore peeks around the corner and asks him to stay for a bit. There was also a scene after Harry gets tortured by Umbridge’s quill for the first time, where the camera pans all around the Gryffindor common room, and you see Seamus playing cards with some other kids, some kids making out, and Neville tending to his Mimbletonia plant, before the camera settles on a depressed Harry, who looks so out of place in the midst of all the fun and happiness. There was also like a four second addition when Neville remarks after Seamus and Harry’s spat near the beginning that his grandmother has canceled their subscription to the Daily Prophet. And finally there was a sad little scene near the end when Harry is packing, and Ron comes in to tell him to come down for the end-of-year feast, and Harry tells Ron to go on without him, still horribly saddened by Sirius’ death.

Posted by critterfur on March 22, 2010, 06:57 PM report to moderator
75 Points

Yeah, I saw all that too. MOST of the dialouge was directly from the books, but some of it wasn’t exactly right. I wish they could just put the deleted scenes into the movie that hits the theaters.

Posted by PotionsMaster7 on March 22, 2010, 07:05 PM report to moderator

Oh, they also showed the Hoggy-Hoggy-Hogwarts song being sung in Goblet of Fire, and an extra scene in Goblet of Fire after Crouch Seniors’ body is found, where Harry, Ron, and Hermione sit in front of the common room fire, and discuss the fact that the Ministry will have a hard time covering up his Crouch’s death, especially because it happened on the Hogwarts grounds.

Posted by critterfur on March 22, 2010, 07:12 PM report to moderator
1749 Points

…and in OOTP, the part right after the fireworks, when Filch blows ont he hot embers in Umbridge’s hair. LOL

Posted by Rin68nyr on March 22, 2010, 07:27 PM report to moderator
12348 Points

AWESOME I love you ABC Family for doing Harry Potter weekend.

Posted by LoveTomRiddle [ROAR] on March 23, 2010, 12:06 AM report to moderator
187 Points

HP weekend nothing sounds better : D

Posted by BellatrixGranger on March 23, 2010, 09:34 AM report to moderator
3187 Points

i totally watched the harry potter marathon on abc family! i loved it.
unfortunately i missed the DH footage, and since the special edition HBP dvd was sold out when i went to buy it, i still haven’t seen it :(
anybody know where i can find the footage?

Posted by harrygetsme on March 23, 2010, 11:50 PM report to moderator

One link where you can watch the footage is at

They have a few short quotes from David Yates and David Heyman, and the short teaser trailer follows directly after.

Posted by critterfur on March 24, 2010, 12:24 AM report to moderator
4452 Points

I love abroad so I can’t watch it :( But I have my own HP Marathons :D
But really they should put them on Channel 4/Film 4 on some Saturdays!

189 Points

Oh I missed Philosopher’s Stone, but hopefully I’ll be able to watch Chamber of Secrets this Saturday (complete with 5 min commercial breaks every 20 mins & trailers for Dancing on Ice/Ant and Dec’s ‘whichever programme they’re hosting for ITV1 now’ etc.). I find it different watching the films on TV rather than on the DVD.

Posted by enchantedsocks on March 25, 2010, 11:01 AM report to moderator
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