The BBC gives over a whole evening to an 'investigation into the supernatural'. Four respected presenters and a camera crew attempt to discover the truth behind 'The most haunted house in Britain', expecting a light-hearted scare or two and probably the uncovering of a hoax. They think they are in control of the situation. They think they are safe. The viewers settle down and decide to watch 'for a laugh'. Ninety minutes later the BBC, and the country, was changed, and the consequences are still felt today. Written by
Did You Know?
The distinctive sound of Tunstall's disembodied, wailing cats can also be heard in 1987 comedy-drama, 'Withnail & I'; specifically, the first scene to feature Richard Griffith's cat-loathing character, 'Uncle Monty'. See more
When the events in the house begin to escalate, Kim, the youngest Early daughter runs out of one of the bedrooms and accidentally bangs her head against the door frame. There is a few seconds where both she and Sarah Greene break character but carry on through it. See more
The studio's... completely dark. Just... just blackness. All the lights have failed. The... the power's gone off.
[phosphorescent glow rises
We've... got some lights in the studio. I don't know... there's cameras, but I don't know which one's working... I mean... there are no... No camermen! I mean... it's difficult to know even if anybody's still... still with us, but if they are, this is the scene in this studio... this totally deserted studio.
[cats start to shriek in background