Trivia: Ghostwatch

  • Didn't Think This Through: When taken to task by viewers on Biteback, two of the personnel involved in the show's creation unequivocally admit that, having thrown themselves into producing a ghost story with a contemporary spin, they were woefully underprepared for the possibility that swathes of viewers would be taken in by the show's premise.
  • Executive Meddling: The writing credit at the opening was a last minute addition insisted on by the BBC, who had very nearly pulled the entire broadcast.
    • Other ideas that were pulled of consultation with BBC higher-ups were the inclusion of a high-pitched frequency that would agitate any dogs proximate to the TV during broadcast and a line delivered by possessed Parkinson telling viewers that "the ghost" is probably in their house".
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: A number of BBC presenters from the time, but particularly Craig Charles of Red Dwarf and Robot Wars fame.
  • Shown Their Work: Writer Steve Volk and producer Ruth Baumgarten consulted with representatives of a number of psychical societies as well as members of the public professing to experiences with the paranaromal, with the result that the programme gives a veritable checklist of phenomena associated with the ghosts. Inversely, next to no research was done on the possible adverse reactions a suggestible viewer might have to the show (see Didn't Think This Through note above).