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Most Haunted [Jul. 6th, 2005|09:54 am]
Tony Grist
I'm a sucker for Most Haunted- a TV show in which people go and hang about in dark cellars and midnight churchyards and get themselves thoroughly spooked.

Last night they were in the Bronte village of Haworth, nosing around the Black Dog.

Which is a pub.

Bottle-blond spirit medium Derek Acorah started receiving impressions. Pretty soon he came up with the name "Branwell".

Which is exactly what we were hoping he would do.

Imagine the disappointment if he'd come up with Alf the boot-black or Tillie the chambermaid.

Branwell Bronte, it appears, is everlastingly miffed that his sister Emily stole his ideas and published them as Wuthering Heights.

He expresses his disapproval by monkeying around with the spotlight over the portrait of his sisters in the lounge bar.

A seance was held.

This time The Rev Patrick Bronte turned up and caused a table to wobble. He is everlastingly angry that his son is everlastingly hanging out at the Black Dog. Stewart the lighting man said "fuck" a number of times. And the Rev Patrick, his clerical sensibilities ruffled, wobbled the table some more.

Derek Acorah said it was the best seance he'd ever had.

Then the girls went down into the cellar and the boys went out into the churchyard. A drunken man was heard raving in the distance. Perhaps it was Branwell.

And Stewart the lighting man fell down a hole and banged his knee- which'll teach him to say "fuck" in the presence of ghostly vicars.

Meanwhile back in the bar, a back-up psychic had produced some automatic writing. "Look to the east/ And there you'll find the beast" (or something like that). One of the girls said that the East/Beast thing pointed to ancient Egypt and the psychic said he'd go home and translate the message into hieroglyphics just to be sure.

I'm not inventing any of this.

Was the message from Branwell? The psychic thought not. The fact that it was couched as a riddle suggested to him that it came from "higher up"

Day dawned. We left the Black Dog.

A sceptic summed up. He suggested that the message might have come from the psychic's subconscious and said it was a pity we hadn't been able to see what was going on under the table when the Rev Patrick was wobbling it.

Spoilsport!
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2005-07-06 02:58 am (UTC)
Brilliant review!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-07-06 03:19 am (UTC)
Thanks.

It's the silliest show on TV

And I'll watch it again and again and again....
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2005-07-06 03:22 am (UTC)
I still vote for the National Geographic channel's 'Dogs With Jobs' as the silliest programme on TV.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-07-06 03:30 am (UTC)
Now, I've never seen that.

Perhaps I should.

Hey, but isn't cable/satellite TV wonderful?
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2005-07-06 03:57 am (UTC)
It's great! I can watch Dad's Army every single day!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-07-06 04:06 am (UTC)
Erm...indeed you can.

They don't like it up 'em!
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[User Picture]From: huskyteer
2005-07-06 05:57 am (UTC)
We're aaall dooomed!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-07-06 06:06 am (UTC)
Don't give them your name, Pike!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-07-06 03:20 am (UTC)
I bet you don't get this show in the States.

What a shame.

It's addictive.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-07-06 04:19 am (UTC)
We had something along those lines called Celebrity Love Island.

Only the people involved weren't really celebrities (the most famous was a woman who had once shagged a footballer) and there wasn't any love in evidence.

They were right about the island though.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-07-06 11:28 am (UTC)
Now that could be worth watching- the (ahem) football especially.
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[User Picture]From: karenkay
2005-07-06 04:40 am (UTC)
That's not strictly true. Middle-aged women have come well in "Survivor". And the last person who won was a middle-aged man.
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[User Picture]From: jackiejj
2005-07-06 05:24 am (UTC)
I loved this.

"Higher up," eh? Why is it the "higher-ups" like riddles so much? If it's so important, why not tell us?

"Be careful of the AntiChrist who is now living in a small apartment, The Nicholas, on Blocker Street in East London. Apartment 12. If you drive by, you'll be able to spot the AntiChrist's rooms because there's tinfoil over the windows to block out the sunlight."

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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-07-06 05:49 am (UTC)
Well precisely.

The Great White Brotherhood are such teases.....

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[User Picture]From: halfmoon_mollie
2005-07-06 07:23 am (UTC)
The current 'reality' show - and I admit I'm addicted - is "Dancing with the Stars" based on one of your shows...tonight is the Grand Finale, down to two couples and then a winner will be declared.

But you know...Most Haunted sounds like fun.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-07-06 11:30 am (UTC)
That's ballroom dancing, right?

For some reason ballroom dancing has come back in a big way- at least as a spectator sport. Perhaps you can explain....

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[User Picture]From: cricketshay
2005-07-06 01:03 pm (UTC)
*giggles* and that show sounds so interesting.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2005-07-07 06:24 am (UTC)
It's the best.....
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