Sir Michael 'Parky' Parkinson is one of the UK's best-known journalists, interviewers and broadcasters.

Sir Michael's journalistic career began with local newspapers. He was a reporter on the Manchester Guardian and also later on the Daily Express. Working at Granada Television in the 1960s, he hosted the film review programme, Cinema, before going on to present his classic interview series, Parkinson which ran from 1971-2007, during which time he estimates interviewing around 2,000 of the world's most famous people.

Interestingly, Ghostwatch was not the first Horror movie that Sir Michael has appeared in. In 1974, he also played a TV interviewer in the British film, Madhouse alongside the legendary Vincent Price and Peter Cushing.

A keen and lifelong cricket fan, Sir Michael once tried out for Yorkshire County Cricket Club along with renowned player, Geoffrey Boycott.

During his time in National Service, he was also made Britain's youngest army captain.

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The daughter of DIY expert, Harry Greene and actress, Marjie Lawrence, Sarah Greene trained as an actress, attaining a degree in Drama from the University of Hull, and performing in various theatre productions across the UK - including Birmingham, Manchester and London.

Sarah first appeared on Blue Peter as a guest, accompanied by her fellow cast members from the BBC adaptation of Pamela Brown's The Swish of the Curtain. 

A natural in front of the camera, it wasn't long before she was made the then-youngest ever presenter of the popular UK children's show, at just twenty-two years old.

After three years, Sarah left the show to pursue further acting roles, before going on to co-present Saturday Superstore with DJ Mike Reid. From 1987-1993, she headlined the fondly-remembered, Saturday morning, kid's TV favourite, Going Live! with Philip Schofield. Post Going Live!, Sarah has continued to appear in and present TV shows, most recently taking part in the hit ITV series, Dancing on Ice.

It was actually Sarah's idea to suggest her husband, Mike Smith for the role of the phone-in presenter in Ghostwatch. The couple first met during coverage of the London Marathon in 1981, and have made numerous subsequent television appearances together.

A full list of Sarah's credits can be seen here, courtesy of the IMDb.


Best known for his work as a radio & TV presenter, Mike, or "Smithy" as he was often known to friends and fans, was also a race car driver, a pilot, and a keen businessman. Said to be Princess Diana's favourite DJ, his career as a broadcaster began with hospital radio, and later, Capital Radio and BBC Radio 1 in the early eighties, often as the morning presenter.

An accomplished driver, between his radio and TV broadcasting, Mike also took part in numerous BTCC races, winning the Willhire 24 Hour at Snetterton. His team, Trakstar, also won the British Touring Car Championship in 1990. A qualified helicopter pilot, in 2003, Mike later founded Flying TV, an aerial photography-based production company. Not just the M.D., Mike also served as an aerial cameraman.

Mike sadly passed away in August 2014. He was 59.

Other notable film and television credits include Live Aid, Breakfast Time, The Late, Late Breakfast Show, Top of the Pops, That's Showbusiness, and Trick or Treat. He also appeared alongside his wife, Sarah Greene in the feature film, The Man Who Knew Too Little, starring Bill Murray.

A full list of Mike's credits can be seen here courtesy of the IMDb.


Craig Charles has been a poet, stand up comic, author, TV & radio presenter, and also a professional footballer, most notably playing for Tranmere Rovers. 

At the age of twelve, Craig won the Guardian's Poetry Award, beating a thirty-three year old contender into second place. During his time spent on the UK cabaret circuit, he was invited to appear on the popular comedy showcase, Saturday Live.

He made appearances on Night Network, Open Air and Wogan before going on to play last surviving human, Dave Lister in the sci-fi comedy smash hit, Red Dwarf from 1988 to 2009, with a ninth series and possible movie version soon to follow.

Other notable television appearances include The 10 Percenters, Captain Butler, EastEnders, The Bill, Lexx, Cyberzone, Funky Bunker, Weapons of Mass Distraction, The Games, Takeshi's Castle, Space Cadets, Robot Wars and Celebrity Weakest Link in which he finished a very respectable 3rd place. In 2005, Craig joined the principal cast of ITV’s long-running, weekly soap, Coronation Street.

Craig has also authored/co-authored several books including The Craig Charles Almanac of Total Knowledge, The Log, and a collection of his poetry entitled No Other Blue. As a radio DJ, he currently hosts The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show, which airs on BBC 6 Music on Saturdays from 18:00-21:00.

A full list of Craig's credits can be seen here, courtesy of the IMDb.


Gillian Bevan is an actress, best known for her roles in British television and West End theatre.

After taking on the role of determined parapsychologist, Doctor Lyn Pascoe in Ghostwatch, Gillian achieved critical acclaim for her performance in the BBC hospital drama, Holby City where she played the memorable character, Gina Hope in a touching storyline concerning Motor Neurone Disease.

Gillian has also appeared in Teachers, Heartbeat, Doctors, New Tricks, Peak Practice, and has acted in numerous successful theatre productions across the country, including the iconic role of Dorothy Gale in an RSC production of The Wizard of Oz.

A full list of Gillian's credits can be seen here, courtesy of the IMDb.