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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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Lesley Manning

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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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Horror | Mystery

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Official Sites:

BBC Online - Cult Vault

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 1992 (UK) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The makers of the Blair Witch Project were reported to have seen this before they made their own movie. 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 »

Quotes

Michael Parkinson: Doctor, what about your theory that in fact Kimmy was the focus for the poltergeist activity? What does this mean, now?
Dr Lin Pascoe: Well, maybe they're both involved. I mean, maybe it's like a tandem effect. Kim's creating the energy and Suzanne's directing the violence in on herself.
Michael Parkinson: First Suzanne - then Kimmy - then this.
[pause]
Michael Parkinson: You don't know, do you?
Dr Lin Pascoe: [after a moment] No, I don't.
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I was fooled
31 October 2006 | by shardy958855709See 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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