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National Séance 2023

Greetings, Ghostwatchers! Happy Hallowe'en, and here's hoping you all enjoy National Séance later on this evening at 21:25 sharp. Or, should I say 21:28? Yes, for the first time in thirteen years, our annual live event shall commence a full three minutes later than expected following a truly remarkable discovery made by Ceefax Sleuth, Jason Robertson (better known as The Teletext Archeologist ) who, from two off-air recordings kindly donated for the upcoming 'On The Night' Blu-ray from Lawman Productions, has deftly extracted the precise time-code that marks exactly when Ghostwatch aired. Within micro moments of posting this news online, verification came via Paul Hayes on X, care of the programme's PasB. It seems as though, despite being listed for broadcast at 21:25, and its runtime being one hour, 30 minutes and 55 seconds long, apoximately 3 minutes each side were taken up by a combination of News and Sport beforehand, or bumpers leading up to Match of the

Look at these, you've got a lot of coverage.

Greetings, Ghostwatchers! On the 28th of May of this year, fellow Pipes-Phobe Adam Hickey dropped us a line to report a potential new Pipes sighting. The section of the programme in question occurs approximately 25 minutes and 39 seconds in, and purports to show a dark, shadowy figure in the background of a newspaper clipping featuring Pam, Suzanne, and Kim, in the children's bedroom. Now, as we all know, there have been nine confirmed sightings of Pipes so far (though, admittedly, I did bish on the Tweet announcing this and forgot #9). During Behind the Curtains, director Lesley Manning is heard to say she believes there are more - potentially 13 in total, ostensibly leaving four left to find. To be a Ghostwatch fan is to know what it is like to scour the DVD for clues, decades on from transmission. Over the years, false positives have come and gone, with the most recent find confirmed care of cross-referencing with production call sheets. Despite this sighting very much falli

"Happy Hour" - Upstairs At The Gatehouse until 28th May!

Greetings, Ghostwatchers! Rather excitingly, news has reached us that Ghostwatch Director, Lesley Manning is helming a bold new production, Happy Hour. The comedy-drama, written by Andy Walker will run Upstairs At The Gatehouse, Highgate Village, until the 28th of May. Press Night was just last evening and tickets are now available at the award-winning London Fringe Theatre, well-known for its varied programme of drama, musicals and... well, fringe theatre. Enticing blurb incoming!

"Filling The Void" - Interview with Production Designer, Richard Drew

Greetings, Ghostwatchers! As development continues on our upcoming GHOSTWATCH: 'On The Night' Blu-ray, this seems the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and take in a brand-new exhibition at Worthing Museum, now open until 16th July 2023. Recently, I was fortunate enough to speak with the man in the show's spotlight, the exceptional Richard Drew, Production Designer, who, we all know, worked with Ken Starkey in 1992 to bring the sets to life on everyone's favourite Hallowe'en Hoax. Richard's experience in television production is now so extensive, his work has been made the focus of an exciting new show entitled, Filling The Void - 35 years of TV production design. I was fortunate enough to speak with Richard and find out more about the event... RICH: Hi Richard, how did this exhibition come about, and could you tell us a little about your connection to the venue? RICHARD: I approached the museum nearly a year ago about the idea of doing it. I’d fancied doi