Ghost in the Water (DVD)
BBC's mysterious vintage ghost story for all the family adapted by BAFTA-winner Geoffrey Case from Edward Chitham's spooky novel.
First shown by the BBC on New Year's Eve in 1982 and directed by Renny Rye, known for supernatural thriller Box of Delights and other mysteries such as Agatha Christie's Poirot and Midsomer Murders.
When teenager Tess is possessed by a woman from 1860 over a century after her death, and begins experiencing memories that are not her own, she and her classmate David investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the woman's death.
The authorities recorded the death as a suicide, a mortal sin leading to the woman's spirit living on through Tess in torment. Tess and David must prove the death was an accident to finally allow the woman's soul to be put to rest, and free Tess from her nightmarish visions.
Includes a bonus special promotional feature from Blue Peter about the film (1982).
What the Press Said:
"The captivating and chilling story is one that the whole family can enjoy. Not all ghost stories have blood and guts, some are about clearing up the mysteries of our past. A great watch!" - Gar Cremona, Forbidden Planet
"This gritty BBC adaptation...is a gripping and timeless adventure that weaves a wonderfully compelling mystery laced with twists, turns and an absolutely unforgettable climax." - Junsui Films
"An intriguing mystery which drips with atmosphere, it's plain to see why it made a lasting impression on so many at the time." - Archive TV Musings
Runtime: 58 mins + Extras