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Creamguide(Films) Commentaries: Ghostwatch


It’s time! IT’S TIME KIDS! Creamguide(Films) does Hallowe’en but doesn’t ‘do’ Halloween. Instead Chris, Craig and Jack have been watching, commenting on and swearing along to the superlative BBC drama from 1992 GHOSTWATCH. But! Is it really a drama? (Yes)

Turn it on when Parky’s name appears and enjoy the miserable old scrote do something useful for a change (and this is the BFI DVD release which we think is the same as the BBC one.)

Should your browser allow, you’ll be able to listen to it above. Or download it here (it’s 93meg). If you haven’t already, you could also subscribe. And this is our RSS feed.

And here it is on Soundcloud…



SPOILERS: The rustling noise isn’t Pipes, it’s us demolishing a box of After Eights


1. It didn’t go out live of course. It was pre-recorded.

2. That’s a mock OB unit, the BBC wouldn’t let them use a real one.
3. We’ve no idea.
4. Stars Reunited: Blue Peter, July 9th 2003.
5. Google it.
6. HOSPITALWATCH went out in 1988. We think Rail Watch was THE TRAIN NOW DEPARTING also from 1988, which was about activists fighting to keep the line from Settle to Carlisle open. The film version is in turnaround.
7. She only got half an hour into THE CONJURING the other night.
8. John Craven is 75, Michael Parkinson is 80.
9. Both Richard and Judy are fine, upstanding people with no stain on their characters.
10. Give Us A Clue in 1992.
11. In Suspicious Circumstances, 1991.
12. Clive Robertson, as detailed on Saturday Night Clive in 1989.
13. Cyberspace was 1996
14. Michael Lush was 1986
15. The lovely Sarah was still on Going Live in 1992. So was the rubbish Forbes.
16. Creamguide(Films) does not endorse any scurrilous nonsense about Most Haunted which is marvellous entertainment.
17. No she isn’t.
19. No it’s the one where Parky calls the woman a bad mother.
20. Published in 1995.
21. Just after 9 so post-watershed.
22. Either Yentob or Jonathan Powell in 1992.
23. No fucking clue. Let’s go with 89p.
24. Elstree.
25. Released by the BFI on DVD in 2002.
26. Banned from broadcast by the BBC for ten years, it says here.

Creamguide(Films) will return with a journey into SPACE!




  1. Declan McCafferty

    October 31, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    That was great, guys. Thankyou

    About the question you posed about younger viewers. A number of years ago I showed the DVD to my pal’s much younger wee sister who loved horror movies. She was about two at the time of broadcast so had no reason to have heard of it. She showed it to her pals under the guise of it being this notorious reality one-off from before their time. Her two pals were bricking it.

    I haven’t been in touch with TVC since about ten years ago when you published my email about how much I hated Parkie. I still won’t hear a good word about the man


    PS – next year : Halloween III?

  2. Fnord Prefect

    November 12, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    There isn’t a BBC DVD of this, the latest one being on 101 Films, a company who tend to specialise in releasing mediocre bare bones blu-rays of the second/third rate MGM/Cannon catalogue items that Arrow and Signal One turned their noses up at, of all people. Anyhow, downloading as I type.

  3. Jack Kibble-White

    November 16, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks for the comments gentlemen – glad to hear Parkie, Saz and Smitty still have the power to put the shiters up the young generation.

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