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Ghostwatch (1992)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery | TV Movie 31 October 1992
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 ... See full summary »

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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 ...
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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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Actively seeking out the latest on-screen graphics throughout the shoot, Lesley Manning utilised the now common 'Page Turn' effect before it was due to premiere on popular music show, 'Top of the Pops'. See more »

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Because the studio presenters were reacting to footage recorded weeks before, there are many instances where Sarah Greene will answer questions not asked to her yet or studio presenters will have to re-ask questions to fill gaps before someone will answer. See more »

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Local TV Presenter: Do you think Mr. Pipes has come to hurt you?
Kim Early: I think he's come to hurt everybody. I think he wants to do nasty things.
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Once more, I was led "round and round the garden".
6 January 2003 | by (Manchester, UK) – See all my reviews

Finally got hold of the DVD today, and I am pleased to say that the shivers were still sent up and down my spine, as they first did more than 10 years ago. After seeing it (in the daytime!), I jumped at every single noise in the building where I live, and found myself shaking. The programme seems to be so much stronger than the sum of its (not inconsiderable) parts, and is so subtly written and directed that any dated aspects (chunky technology, and Parky looking less wrinkly than he does these days) or weak performances (the elder daughter is much less convincing than the younger daughter) pale in comparison with an immensely rich, disturbing, powerful piece of television. An event. As the commentary suggests, there is so much about families, the supernatural and the public's relationship with TV - even if the producer uses the word "genre" too much - but nothing will prepare you for the visceral scares that will leave your heart pounding. Was that Pipes, there? No. Yes? And the subtleties visible on this DVD! When Sarah Greene investigates the damp patch in the living room, the clock beind her has already stopped at the same time - 9pm - as the cameraman's watch had. And take a GOOD look at the spectators standing behind Craig Charles as he leaves the playground... For anyone who wants to experience just what television can do to your nerves... Just buy this programme!


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