Shortly before the segment on Ghostwatch during the most recent episode of How TV Ruined Your Life, Charlie Brooker briefly mentioned Alternative 3 - a show with a similar premise which centered on the discovery of a government secret that could make or break the future of humanity.
As a kind of spiritual precursor to the hugely enjoyable National Séance 2010, coming April 1st 2011 will be the Alternative 3 Live Tweet Screening! It's almost exactly the same setup as before - we'll be starting our copies of Alternative 3 at precisely the same time and ask you to do the same and tweet about what you're seeing on Twitter - although for this particular event, the date will reflect Alternative 3's originally planned broadcast rather than its actual transmission (the show was intended to be shown on April 1st 1977, but was pushed back to June 20th of the same year).
The time to start your personal recording will be 21:00 sharp. A fitting date, I think you'll agree (and no, this isn't a trick like last time... promise!). Best of all, DVD copies of Alternative 3 don't appear to be hugely expensive at the moment if you're feeling frivolous and might like to pick up a copy to add to your collection.
As always, looking forward to seeing you there, Ghostwatchers!