A BANGOR artist has contributed to a documentary on one of the most controversial BBC broadcasts ever.
Arfon Jones produced a poster for the DVD Ghostwatch: Behind the Curtains, which chronicles the 1992 “live” Halloween ghosthunt, which fooled millions of viewers.
The artist said Ghostwatch, which has never been shown on British Television again, had a big influence on him, and added: “I was 13 at the time and I remember watching it with my family on Halloween night.
"We like many others missed the credits at the beginning, and believed the show to be live, much like Crimewatch, so we were not aware that it was a drama.
Ghostwatch, written by Welshman Stephen Volk, attracted waves of phone calls to the main switchboard, including complaints, praise and genuine concern that Mr Pipes had killed Sarah Greene and possessed Parky.
The show provoked fury in the national press and more than 2,000 complaints to the BBC.
Greene even had to appear on Children’s BBC the week after the broadcast to assure children she was still alive.
Arfon added: “I recall being engulfed by the show, but as it progressed and Pipes unleashed his power it became apparent to us that it wasn't real, but we enjoyed the programme nevertheless."
Lawman Productions' documentary delves into the show's creation and the aftermath of its broadcast, and features revealing interviews with the cast and crew.
Ghostwatch: Behind the Curtains is available from www.lawmanproductions.co.uk.