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FTN 2019 Halloween Special: Interview with Ghost Watch writer Stephen Volk

October 31st, 2019 by Marc Comments

It’s Halloween 1992 and The BBC are about to create a legitimate piece of television history.

At 9:25pm they air Ghost Watch, a mockumentary which tells the story of a ghost called Pipes and the family home he haunts.

It has Michael Parkinson, Sarah Greene and Craig Charles hosting the ‘live’ show – three of TV’s most trusted faces – and over the next hour and a half viewers, many unaware of the show being a drama, are taken into an event that becomes so scary that the BBC will face more complaints that ever before and the show will go down in infamy, disowned for ten years and never aired again.

This is Ghost Watch, a piece of Halloween history and tonight Marc chats to Stephen Volk, the writer of this unforgettable piece of history.

Stick on the kettle, power up the proton pack, put a circle of salt around you to warn of evil spirits and relax.

Oh, and Happy Halloween…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….