Tuesday, 19 March 2019

We've got some lights... in the studio.

Greetings, Ghostwatchers!

Bringing you a brand-new Ghostwatch mention of note, courtesy of yesterday's afternoon edition of ITV's The Chase, hosted by the perpetually-effervescent, Bradley Walsh.

If you haven't seen the highly-popular game-show before, a small team of contestants engage in often, unenviable battles of wits against a rotating team of leading quiz masters for the chance to win a cash prize, split upwards of four-ways. Its recurrent, inescapable airing often follows the channel's sister show, Tipping Point; which opposed to navigating a high-stress environment built on answering rapid-fire questions against the clock, mostly relies on the well-timed jabbing of a silver-sprayed, disc-dropping, plastic plunger, wired to a heaving shelf.

Friday, 18 January 2019

3 Ghostbusters


Greetings, Ghostwatchers!

I have a theory. Overall quality is measured by complexity of coding. An admittedly simplistic view, perhaps, but if true, one potential reason why some of us have such megalithic aversions to even the barest of spoilers, ahead of our latest, upcoming, un-screened installment, marked on the calendar in red felt pen.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Good luck, Studio!

Greetings, Ghostwatchers!

What a wonderful Hallowe'en! I'm pleased to report that National Sèance went fabulously well, once again, with many great/funny/interesting/concerning comments coming in, almost all of October 31st. But this year marked a rare, double-viewing for our annual event, with BBC Two's 'live' Inside No. 9 special, Dead Line, also airing slightly earlier, on Sunday 28th October.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

... and from time to time, give us a comment on proceedings.

Greetings, Ghostwatchers!

Well, I did hope that we'd have some truly groovy news to share in time for National Séance, and here it is... Ghostwatch: Behind the Curtains is set to finally return, this time on Blu-Ray!

A reissue for the doc has been in the offing since... ooh, Prehistory, at the very least. It was wonderful to witness our film briefly shine on the unfathomably short-lived, BBC Store, last year (a future TV broadcast would also be lovely to behold, someday... ahem).

We have genuinely received so many requests for a re-release, and now, having sold out of DVDs, the time seems finally right to take the HD plunge. The doc was actually shot in Hi-Def, so short of some additional post-production to bring everything up to spec, there should be little issue in transferring the film to disc.

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

It was like a fake Hallowe'en thing, from the 80s...

Greetings, Ghostwatchers!

Well, who'd have thunk, Ghostwatch briefly returned once more to BBCTV last night, specifically BBC Two, during the most recent edition of Victoria Coren Mitchell-hosted, perpetual-brain-fazer, Only Connect. Yes, the game-show so intimidatingly tough, even I can't think of an adequately clever and pithy way to describe it.

... It's like, steak? A really well-done steak? Nah, forget it.