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Ghostwatch... [Apr. 16th, 2003|10:34 pm]
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Does anyone else remember that BBC1 "documentary" called Ghostwatch?

It was a kind of real life investigation into paranormal activity. Michael Parkinson hosted the show, whilst the likes of Craig Charles, Mike Smith and Sarah Greene were field reporters for the programme.

Was anyone else completely taken in by the programme like Caroline and I were? :o)

I mean, it wasn't until the credits started rolling that we realised that it was actually a drama, and not a documentary!!! They didn't exactly advertise it as a drama!!

[User Picture]From: novemberbug
2003-04-16 02:43 pm (UTC)
I don't remember Ghostwatch, but I saw
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I don't remember Ghostwatch, but I saw <a href="http://uk.imdb.com/Title?0111735 target="_blank"><b>THIS</b></a> back in 1996, shortly after I had my setback and was in the most emotional state I've ever been in my life. It absolutely scared the life out of me, by the end I was about to pass out because it was so real! I'd like to see it again, because I know I could cope with it a lot better now!

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[User Picture]From: novemberbug
2003-04-16 02:45 pm (UTC)

Let's try the link to Without Warning AGAIN!!!!!
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From: princesswannabe
2003-04-16 03:47 pm (UTC)
I so remember that. You can buy copies of it on eBay!

But yeah I was only about 11 when it was shown and we'd just been out trick or treating. I had to leave my friends house though before the end and I was so scared, plus because I'd left before the end I didn't know it was a hoax! I wouldn't go in the bathroom on my own or anything that night
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[User Picture]From: brainlag
2003-04-16 04:38 pm (UTC)
don't remember craig charles being in it...

i thought it was brilliant, but i've always been too cynical to be taken in by things like that ;)
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[User Picture]From: poggs
2003-04-16 11:37 pm (UTC)
Yes, I was completely taken in... and it affected me for a couple of weeks, I was shit-scared. Looking back on it, the programme only added to the mindless scepticism that people have about things they don't know about. My belief is that people should take a look at the paranormal with an open mind - its as bad to blame events on something you don't understand as it is to flatly deny something exists because you're overly sceptical.

Open Mind, that's what we need more of. Less spoon-feeding and more thinking-for-yourself.
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[User Picture]From: jeweleee
2003-04-16 11:52 pm (UTC)
That Ghostwatch was bloody scary!!
I was babysitting for a family friend that night, and when I got home from there was I was really freaked out! My parents tried telling me it wasn't real but I wouldn't have it, it WAS real and it freaked me! Heh.

Bloody good stuff!
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[User Picture]From: jeweleee
2003-04-16 11:54 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: azrael316
2003-04-17 01:04 am (UTC)
Ghostwatch is availible on BBC DVD!!! I have a coipy on VHS that I paid £10 for from the Ghostwatch Yahoo group. It is in my opinion one of the best pieces of BBC drama ever.

I was taken in by it too, it still freaks me out a bit when I rewatch it now.

But it from play.com Here
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[User Picture]From: dilf
2003-04-17 04:25 am (UTC)

have you seen MOST HAUNTED

I am sure it's on Bravo It has evette fielding on it ... O my ... It's like Ghost Watch but so much better .. my other half glenb is obsessed with it ...

And I hear that Ghost watch is out or should be out on DVD very soon
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[User Picture]From: bilblio
2003-05-03 05:24 am (UTC)

Sorry I'm late

Really late comment to this, but I've only just got LiveJournal. Yup I remember GhostWatch, I was only a kid and it terrified me. I started watching it without my parents knowing, my mum had to come and sit with me at the end because I was so scared, but I just couldn't turn it off.
The scariest film I ever saw was Threads, again another BBC documentary/film style thing about what would happen if a nuclear bomb was dropped on Sheffield city centre. We had to watch it at school when I was about 14. Guess where I went to school, yup, Sheffield. Parts of the aftermath, showing the survivors giving birth, eating rats, and dealing with fallout were filmed on the moors near my school. I think we all had nightmares for weeks.
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