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.
We don't want to give anybody sleepless nights.
Did You Know?
The grey BBC trucks as seen in the opening title sequence are 1988 British Leyland Freighters. Due to strict demarcation rules within the BBC, director, Lesley Manning
had to choose whether to make 'Ghostwatch' either with a dedicated Studio crew or Outside Broadcast staff. This resulted in the show's 'hero' scanner truck effectively arriving on set as a prop, even though a manned O.B. Unit would have been perfectly outfitted for such an event. See more
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
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.
First Suzanne - then Kimmy - then this.
You don't know, do you?
Dr Lin Pascoe
[after a moment
No, I don't.