The evening kicked off with composer Philip Appleby releasing his brand-spanking new remix of the original Ghostwatch theme, followed by our annual repeat screening, and due to popular demand, even a last-minute Q&A for Behind the Curtains, straight after.
@Ghostwatch really appears to have entered the psyche of the British people, Happy anniversary everyone. Very proud to have been part of it.
— Philip Appleby (@PhilipAppleby) October 31, 2013
And then came the Tweets. And more Tweets. And more Tweets. And then a few more. All night long. To check out a predictably-wide selection of some of the best, visit the @Ghostwatch Favourites list and scroll down to those dated, 31 October 2013.
@Ghostwatch @liamawriter Ghostwatch game: can you spot Pipes? pic.twitter.com/ZhMvoEOye4
— Jenny (@GameplayJenny) October 30, 2013
It's that time of year again, my annual tradition. The only show to ever give me nightmares, @Ghostwatch pic.twitter.com/9CRyp9ErO6
— lawrence hollett (@megaloz1111) October 31, 2013
The night's discussion went fantastically well, as always, with even one or two new points and theories being put forward. Notably, @TheCultDen argued how Dr. Pascoe stating that Kimmy's description of Pipes had never been disclosed to the public was incorrect, as earlier in the show, the young Ms. Early had presented Sarah with a pencil drawing of the ghost that would undoubtedly have influenced the show's audience. Excellent point!
#pipes #ghostwatch @Ghostwatch pic.twitter.com/VVeb5SoB02
— Matthew Kerry (@DrMattKerry) October 31, 2013
Soon after, everyone's favourite Ghostbusters site, @ProtonCharging sent a kind message of support, and by the evening's end, we were even offered a complimentary writing implement by @MikeParkerpen. At one point, rather aptly, @Mumoss seemed to sum up the entire event in just one simple Tweet:
Why the bloody hell aren't BBC Four showing Ghostwatch tonight, then?
— mumoss (@mumoss) October 31, 2013
In fact, lots of contributors were not only requesting a repeat of Ghostwatch on the Beeb (which many of us have been asking now, for years), but also a televised screening of the doc itself, which is very humbling indeed. Hey, Auntie - we're game, if you are! The viewing public has spoken...
Well it's Hallowe'en once again and that means it's time to terrify myself with Ghostwatch! #Ghostwatch #13NH pic.twitter.com/wdswivIDCJ
— Ben May (@Bulbatron) October 31, 2013
Coming next year: National Séance 2014! But then, you've probably already guessed that. Until next time, thanks again, Ghostwatchers, try not to have sleepless nights. :)
(PS: my personal fav message of the night is the very title of this blog - as Tweeted by @Snavenai)