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.
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Did You Know?
At the beginning of the broadcast of the TV movie on BBC1, the BBC1 announcer said "Now on BBC1: Screen One presents an unusual, but sometimes disturbing film marking Hallowe'en. Over the centuries there have been countless reports of ghosts and ghouls. But the line between fact and fiction has always been unclear. Using the modern idiom of the outside broadcast, Michael Parkinson
, Sarah Greene
, Mike Smith
and Craig Charles
star... in Ghostwatch". 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
No creaking gates, no gothic towers, no shuttered windows. Yet for the past ten months this house has been the focus of an astonishing barrage of supernatural activity.