Does anyone remember this one-off spooky TV programme on TV?

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championnibbler Thu 30-Oct-14 21:37:29

Ok - this is a long shot and I'm not messing about. I happened to come across a programme on TV a number of years back. It was on a UK channel such as BBC or Channel 4, I can't remember which one. In the programme ordinary people were interviewed about creepy things that had happened to them.
One woman spoke about how a troll had visited her in her living room when she was a child.
Another woman told how she was grazed on the ear by a stray random old bullet accidentally gathered into a bonfire she attended. The bullet exploded in her direction. When they checked the bullet casing, it had her initials on it.
Another spoke about feeling compelled to answer a public phone ringing in the street. When she picked up the receiver, it was someone she knew on the other end who had dialled a wrong number.
Anyone remember this programme? I'd love to see it again. I love stuff like this.

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LuluJakey1 Fri 31-Oct-14 22:18:27

No I don't but I remember when I was little thete was a really scarey one on the BBC one Halloween with that woman off Blue Peter, Sarah...... They were supposedly live broadcasting and filming in a haunted house and things happened. It was terrifying. My babysitter let me watch it when my mum and dad were out. I was only about 6 or something. It was really terrifying and I was inconsolable. My parents were furious with her when they came back.

commanderprimate Fri 31-Oct-14 22:22:33

That second one is Ghostwatch, famous for traumatising children across the UK. Had a poltergeist called Pipes in it that you never quite saw. Don't know about the first though, sounds v interesting.

superram Fri 31-Oct-14 22:27:47

I don't think it was ghost watch as it was a one off. I had to turn it off as was convinced the ghouls would come through the tv. Ghost watch is live I thought-this was made up-but terrifying and I was in my late teens I think.
No idea how to help op though!

Ohanarama Fri 31-Oct-14 22:36:15

Didn't Ghostwatch get in trouble because a viewer committed suicide? I remember clearly being scared whilst it was on and my parents turning it off.

VivaLeBeaver Fri 31-Oct-14 22:48:29

I remember ghost watch. Parky presented it didn't he?

Muddlewitch Fri 31-Oct-14 22:55:41

I thought that too ohanarama. I remember it vividly and was only quite young at the time.

PetiteRaleuse Fri 31-Oct-14 22:56:46

Ghostwatch was amazing. Must find it on youtube.

LuluJakey1 Fri 31-Oct-14 22:58:10

That's it - Parky, Sarah Whatsername and wasn't MiKe Smith involved? Yes the ghost called Pipes. It was so scary. It was so real. They had a big outside broadcast truck outside the house. I wonder if it would still seem scary now. I didn't realise it had caused a hoohaw. I was too young to take all that in. I just remember being scared witless.

ArsenicChaseScream Fri 31-Oct-14 23:01:03

Yes super the original Ghostwatch was a one off and caused a lot of trouble

LuluJakey1 Fri 31-Oct-14 23:15:21

Good link. I wasn't 5 or 6, it was 1992, I was 12! I was still terrified. Looking back at how scared I was, I felt really young. My 'babysitter' lived a few streets away and she was at university so she must have been about 19. She was scared too.
I don't remember Craig Charles being in it at all. I might get the DVD - but am still scared to see it again.

ArsenicChaseScream Fri 31-Oct-14 23:46:41

A lot of people were fooled.

Is that the one you mean OP? Or not?

milkpudding Sat 08-Nov-14 19:13:43

OP, I think the programme you describe was called One In Million, it was about unlikely coincidences. I remember watching it as a child.

milkpudding Sat 08-Nov-14 19:15:47

Here it is:

Cyclopsbee Wed 19-Nov-14 15:40:27

I remember watching ghost watch with DH, our young DD (aged 3 or 4) was in bed
She suddenly appeared at the lounge door demanding a drink. Well, DH and I shat ourselves and neither of us could go to the kitchen to get some milk as we were so scared grin

championnibbler Thu 01-Jan-15 14:52:03

thanks for your help.
i don't remember Philip Schofield being in the programme though.
i'll keep hunting.........

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WowserBowser Thu 01-Jan-15 14:57:22

Oh yes Ghostwatch! With Sarah Greene. I loved that when I was little.

dazzlingdeborahrose Tue 13-Jan-15 21:40:32

Was the presenter Michael aspen? "Strange but true"

championnibbler Wed 11-Feb-15 21:04:53

I can't remember Michael Aspel in the programme. I'll google and see if i can find out more.

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enjoyingscience Wed 11-Feb-15 21:10:19

Oh god, ghostwatch was so terrifying. I really thought it was a documentary. Waah.

firstposts Wed 11-Feb-15 21:53:59

I wrote to the bbc after ghost watch! I was 12 I think, and utterly traumatised. The program mentioned dead puppies because I remember focusing someof my outrage on that. In reality I was just scared shitless and felt slightly humiliated for being taken in so completely smile

BobbingAlong1 Tue 17-Mar-15 20:19:38

Hi Championnibbler,

Yes I remember this programme. Long time since I watched it but the one with the troll stuck in my mind. IIRC it told her it'd prove it was real by making her mother come into the room and pick up a cushion, which she did and then was confused about why she'd done that.

I have it on video somewhere and still have an old vcr, but I have dozens of ancient videos and it could be on any one of them so it's not going to be easy to find it. I'll let you know what the programme was if I track it down. Hopefully it'll be up on YouTube.

BobbingAlong1 Sun 14-Jun-15 13:26:52

Found them! From Weird Night (December 1994), Strange Days.

The troll

The bullet and phone coincidences

longlistofexlovers Sun 14-Jun-15 13:28:24

I loved Ghostwatch so much. Paved the way for all of the Most Haunted type shows. They pale in comparison.

lollypop26 Mon 15-May-17 16:22:36

Hi, It definitley was Phillip Schofield who presented it. You can buy the book from amazon

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