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The BBC broadcast 'GHOSTWATCH' on the 31st of October 1992. It seemed to be a live broadcast which was a cross between Crimewatch and the movie Poltergeist. The programme terrified Britain and caused outrage in the press. It's legacy lives on, cited as an inspiration for 'The Blair Witch Project' and Derren Brown's ''The Sance'. GHOSTWATCH is regarded as a classic of the genre and remains as relevant, as terrifying and as inspirational today. Sarah Greene and Craig Charles report from a reputedly haunted North London council house for the outside broadcast, whilst Michael Parkinson and Mike Smith stay in the warmth and 'safety' of a BBC studio. The Early family are allegedly being harrassed by the ghost 'Pipes'- so named as his banging and crashing were initially attributed to bad plumbing. After a deliberately slow start the crescendo sees children speaking in tongues, Sarah Greene sent to her doom, and Michael Parkinson possessed by an evil spirit. Although pure fiction, the masterly combination of great scripting, intuitive direction and perfect casting made the supernatural pastiche appear frighteningly real. Despite being part of BBC Drama's Screen One series, the presence of Michael Parkinson convinced thousands of people it was real. The drama caused an uproar and was banned from repeat transmission for over a decade.

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Controversial BBC Halloween special from 1992. A fully-scripted drama which imitated the format of a live television broadcast taking place inside a haunted house, the show convinced many frightened viewers of its own reality and prompted a string of complaints. The hoax is made all the more convincing thanks to its use of well-known TV presenters Michael Parkinson, Sarah Greene and Mike Smith.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play The BBC broadcast &39;GHOSTWATCH&39; on the 31st of October 1992 It seemed to be a live broadcast which was a cross between Crimewatch and the movie Poltergeist The programme terrified Britain and caused outrage in the press It&39;s legacy lives on cited as an inspiration for &39;The Blair Witch Project&39; and Derren Brown&39;s &39;&39;The Séance&39; GHOSTWATCH is regarded as a classic of the genre and remains as relevant as terrifying and as inspirational today Sarah Greene and Craig Charles report from a reputedly haunted North London council house for the outside broadcast whilst Michael Parkinson and Mike Smith stay in the warmth and &39;safety&39; of a BBC studio The Early family are allegedly being harrassed by the ghost &39;Pipes&39;- so named as his banging and crashing were initially attributed to bad plumbing After a deliberately slow start the crescendo sees children speaking in tongues Sarah Greene sent to her doom and Michael Parkinson possessed by an evil spirit Although pure fiction the masterly combination of great scripting intuitive direction and perfect casting made the supernatural pastiche appear frighteningly real Despite being part of BBC Drama&39;s Screen One series the presence of Michael Parkinson convinced thousands of people it was real The drama caused an uproar and was banned from repeat transmission for over a decade

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