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Ghostwatch: Behind the Curtains

Ghostwatch: Behind the Curtains

Ghostwatch is a British reality–horror/pseudo-documentary television film, first broadcast on BBC1 on Halloween night, 1992. Written by Stephen Volk, and directed by Lesley Manning, the drama was produced for the BBC anthology series Screen One by Richard Broke, Ruth Baumgarten and Derek Nelson.

Plot

The 90-minute film was a horror story shot in a documentary style and appeared as part of BBC Drama's Screen One series. It involved BBC reporters performing a live, on-air investigation of a house in Northolt, Greater London, at which poltergeist activity was believed to be taking place. The reporters do not appear to be taking the story seriously, and play Halloween pranks on each other at the start of the program (Craig Charles hides in a pantry, makes banging noises, and then jumps out of the pantry wearing a rubber mask). Viewers are asked to call in with their own ghost stories, which becomes an important plot point. Parkinson is joined in studio by Dr. Lin Pascoe, a paranormal expert who attempts to explain the events in the house.