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The end of the road for Harry Potter

14 July 2011 Last updated at 06:55 BST

Friday 15 July is a big day for Harry Potter fans with the latest and final film being released to audiences around the world. The eight-strong film series began in 2001 and the films, like the books, have touched millions of people around the globe.

Talking Movies' Tom Brook has been looking back at the film franchise.

Talking Movies is broadcast on BBC World News on Saturday at 1330 GMT and is repeated on Sunday at 0030, 0730, and 2030 GMT.