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Ghostwatch (1992)

TV Movie  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Reality-TV  |  31 October 1992 (UK)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Parkinson ...
Sarah Greene ...
Sarah Greene - Reporter
Mike Smith ...
Mike Smith - Phone-in Presenter
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Craig Charles - Interviewer
Gillian Bevan ...
Dr Lin Pascoe
Brid Brennan ...
Pamela Early
Michelle Wesson ...
Suzanne Early
Cherise Wesson ...
Kim Early
Chris Miller ...
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Mike Aiton ...
Sound Recordist
Mark Lewis ...
Alan Demescu
Linda Broughton ...
Yvonne Etherly
Katherine Stark ...
Wendy Stott
Derek Smee ...
Arthur Lacey
Roger Tebb ...
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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 Gary Thompson

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Michael Parkinson's Mother thought it was a real life event not a drama. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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[last lines]
Michael Parkinson: The studio's... completely dark. Just... just blackness. All the lights have failed. The... the power's gone off.
[phosphorescent glow rises]
Michael Parkinson: 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]
Michael Parkinson: ...
[...]
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I was fooled
31 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was 16 years old (maybe i should have lied about my age when it was on) and in hospital when i watched this. Yes i thought it was real. Yes i was rummaging for change for the hospital payphone to ring in. and yes i felt a pratt when it wasn't real - i blame the anasetic and medication i was on.

Whoever thought this programme up, did a fantastic job. Its a one off, never can be repeated as it would be recognised instantly as a hoax. The whole story and play along is and was so convincing, the acting from even the children was brilliant and well done as it was believable im sure it had a lot of people fooled. Also, another of these couldn't be made as the supernatural TV world is flooded with the likes of Most Haunted (not knocking it, love M.H) so it couldn't be carried off as well as this was back in 92


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