UNTITLED GHOSTWATCH FANZINE by George Gibson & Chris Paul Daniels
176 x 250mm, 60 pages, Risograph printing, Coil bound, Softcover, Ed. of 92, 2024
At 21:25, on Halloween 1992, BBC One presented Ghostwatch – a Screen One drama in the format of a live broadcast – with the famous, familiar faces of Sarah Greene, Michael Parkinson, Craig Charles and Mike Smith playing themselves. Screenwriter Stephen Volk, Director Leslie Manning, and Producer Ruth Baumgarten unleashed a powerful generational ghoul in the form of ‘Pipes’ – a menacing, manipulative presence that taunted the audience with multiple subtle appearances, culminating in a catastrophic reveal referred to as a ‘national séance’. Ghostwatch was shown once and never repeated - although maybe it was – in the memories and night sweats of the generations and audiences exposed to Pipes who lingered in the corners of bedrooms, dwelling in the shadows of paranoia and anxiety. This 'untitled Ghostwatch fanzine' brings together the remains of long lasting re-collections, disturbed visions, and the reactions of a selection of artists, writers, creatives and other (un)invited guests.
Each copy coming with a UV keyring which can be used to investigate the fluorescent printed pages further.