Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Horror, Mystery
91 min


now it's high time we met

our intrepid ghost-watcher,

Sarah Greene.

First hospital watch, Sarah,

now a ghost watch,

big difference.

Well, I suppose the truth is

I love a mystery,

and who knows, we may get to

the bottom of this one.

Actually, my own experience

with things ghostly,

albeit very brief,

was so intriguing,

I thought I might

get the chance to learn

a bit more tonight.

Well, perhaps,

we might get a chance

to hear more of your story

later on.

Yeah, if we get

an opportunity, I'd love to.

Actually, Smithy was there

when I had my encounter

with what I think was a ghost.

-But he wasn't quite as struck

as me, there, were you...

-Well, no. Well, yes.

I mean, I think,

this is the right environment

so study these things.

Yeah, that's why I get

sent out here to the frontline

and you stay all cosy

and safe and sound

in the studio, isn't it?

Well, good luck,

and I'll see you later.

Now, before we go into

the lion's den,

I'd like to introduce you

to Alan Demescu.

He is an electronics engineer,

and a member of the Society

for Psychical Research.

Now, Alan,

we have a whole array

of technology here with us.

What are you hoping

to discover tonight?

Well, the paranormal covers

a wide range of aspects,

but tonight,

we're concentrating on

what we call,

"Spontaneous cases."

What are they exactly?

Well, anything from

inexplicable noises,

footsteps, knocking,

irrefutive voices, presences,

the feeling of being watched,

er, electrical interference,

say, you know, your TV,

lights, telephone...

Right along at the far end

of the spectrum

to actual, full-blown

visual apparitions.

Now, we've got

our own BBC scanner here

but what are you

using it for exactly?

Well, we've got

a remote video camera

mounted in every room.

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Stephen Volk

Stephen Volk (born 1954) is a Welsh screenwriter and novelist who specializes in the horror genre. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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