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Ghostwatch (1992)

Not Rated | | Drama, 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 »

Director:

Lesley Manning

Writer:

Stephen Volk
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Parkinson ... Michael Parkinson - Presenter
Sarah Greene Sarah Greene ... Sarah Greene - Reporter
Mike Smith Mike Smith ... Mike Smith - Phone-in Presenter
Craig Charles ... Craig Charles - Interviewer
Gillian Bevan Gillian Bevan ... Dr Lin Pascoe
Brid Brennan ... Pamela Early
Michelle Wesson Michelle Wesson ... Suzanne Early
Cherise Wesson Cherise Wesson ... Kim Early
Chris Miller Chris Miller ... Cameraman
Mike Aiton Mike Aiton ... Sound Recordist
Mark Lewis Mark Lewis ... Alan Demescu
Linda Broughton Linda Broughton ... Yvonne Etherly
Katherine Stark Katherine Stark ... Wendy Stott
Derek Smee ... Arthur Lacey
Roger Tebb Roger Tebb ... Local TV Presenter
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Storyline

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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We don't want to give anybody sleepless nights.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

BBC Online - Cult Vault

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ghostwatch See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Phone-in caller 'Mary Christopher' is actually director, Lesley Manning, as the original actress hired for the role couldn't deliver the lines as intended. Likewise, the voice artist brought in to voice 'Pipes' the ghost was also substituted for Manning's own un-credited performance. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Still Has The Power To Chill
16 November 2002 | by WickerManSee all my reviews

I remember watching this the night it was on and wishing i'd recorded it.I was totally transfixed.I'd missed the first few minutes where it was introduced as a drama and hadn't read the pre publicity so i assumed it was going out live-of course it all starts off rather slowly and you think nothing will happen.I recall the BBC had done some Halloween shows with Paul Daniels where one year he was impaled in an Iron Maiden and another where he was burnt in a fire-They were put out live-i thought ok more of the same but i started to see things which disturbed me.OK there were the light hearted moments with Craig Charles and the bogus Welsh phone caller but i still felt uneasy-even when it appeared it was all a hoax at one point i still felt unconvinced then when things really started to happen and Michael Parkinson said they would be staying with events i was running on adrenalin-was this the biggest scoop ever for the BBC??-when the young girl appeared to be possessed i did think it was a bit too Exorcist and thats when the doubts crept in-but the phone calls in seemed so genuine and when everything starts to go horribly wrong i was swept up in it all-i dont want to say too much in case people want to see the DVD for themselves but i was scared and it takes a lot to scare me!

In my job as a printer,I have to work in a darkroom-sometimes when i step in there and close the door to stand in complete darkness........well i sometimes think i can hear a cat start to screech.........


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