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ANNIE THE POLTERGEIST

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Garret Keogh, Online Editor | 12:13 UK time, Wednesday, 11 February 2009

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New to BH? Watch out, this post contains spoilers from series one...

 

 

That poor house.  Firstly George rips it to shreds in episode one and then just when it's getting back to normal... Owen comes round. 

 

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 2.

    Good point from George..how long HAS Mitchell known about it? How long has ANNIE known about it? She didn't look surprised or scared about it. Must be explained elsewhere in the episode. Can't wait til Saturday.

    Re: the rather bizarre comment before mine, perhaps The Beeb/Being Human team could set up some sort of competition to win signed stuff etc?

  • Comment number 3.

    treborawrgb - Amazon says April 20th release date for DVD of Series 1

  • Comment number 4.

    You guys are having so much fun with all these fantasy elements, aren't you?

    Not that I'm complaining!

  • Comment number 5.

    That's the best news I've heard all day!
    I'm going to order series 1 and I'm guessing the DVD will include the interviews and behind the scenes videos we've seen here. They provide good insight for the show :-)
    I would enter a comp to get the BH soundtrack, probably wouldn't win though since I never win at any comps :-( but still would be worth a try. BH Soundtrack would be kewl. Music on it would remind me of the scenes I liked.

  • Comment number 6.

    I just watched the clip LOL on the song choice playing on the sound system!!!
    It makes sense, we learn a little more about each character's condition per ep so after the reveal about O we can understand A's emotions running high and it comes out through the house. I think the house has magic properties, maybe the land it is built on has significance. When they're in the house A, M, and G are at their best (mood) because they feel safe there.
    I wouldn't like to be the household insurance agent though, there must be some strange claims to process ;-)

  • Comment number 7.

    Hee, the preview clip before you click on it makes Aidan look as if he's in a musical.

  • Comment number 8.

    hehe, that's what i thought to Lionesskeeper

  • Comment number 9.

    That happens to me all the time...usually when the toaster won't let go of the bread or next door decide to DIY at some stupid unnatural hour!!!!

  • Comment number 10.

    this morning i was doing some work in my garden when i trod on a short handeld rake that was laying in the grass.

    the rake flicked up and after spending the next 15mins howling like a wolf on my hands and knees i just had to watch parts one two and three again.

    as for russell tovey he just gets better the more i see of him and to be honest i like what i see of him

  • Comment number 11.

    As you must know by now i am a bit of a fan of Russell Tovey and yes i do have a small crush.

    When he was in The History Boys in New York i whent there and back in 48 hours just to watch him in it.

    As i said befor i have see a lot of thing with him in.

    Every thing he is in is made all the better for him being in it.

    To me Russell Tovey is the best actor in the world and i think that he is better in every way there is than any of hollywoods so called stars

    I think he is like a light in a sea of darkness and i hope that the light never gose out.

    I dont know if he ever looks at this blog but I hope that he will see this.

    Wether he knows it or not he has a verry loyal friend

    by the way i am Robert


  • Comment number 12.

    Good grief there's a strange bunch on here.

    I have another actual clip related comment - how did you go about making the objects move/explode etc for Annie's poltergeist activity?

  • Comment number 13.

    Good question Sperkii... I put this to Alex Pillai, director of episodes 3 & 4, and this is his response:

    "The 'poltergeist' effects were done as simply as possible, all of them as practical effects so that we would have them 'in camera' and not have to wait for visual effects animation. The detonations and sparks were created by pyrotechnic specialists, whereas possibly the most effective 'poltergeist' activity in the episode was created by our brilliant 'standby props' men, Will Cann and Danny Clements, who threw special 'break-away' vases against the wall, pelted Russell with books from above the set, or pulled props on fishing wire. The exploding coffee jar was a jolt of compressed air through a hole in the table."

    Hope that answers your question! If you want to see more behind-the-scenes action with Alex check out our feature on Annie’s death scene as well as our upcoming behind-the-scenes feature which will go live here on the blog directly after episode 4 on Sunday.

  • Comment number 14.

    That's brilliant, thank you.

    Although I think CGI etc is very clever, there is so much of it about now that it's actually more of a novelty when effects are created without that sort of technology.

    I like it.

  • Comment number 15.

    That's really good of you to go and ask the director. Little insights like this deserve blog posts of their own!

  • Comment number 16.

    Wow. I'm excited.
    20 minute delay because of the Milan derby, correct? :)

  • Comment number 17.

    No fair sperkii you get loads of responses lol dont think i ask good enough questions :-S

    And to treboravvrgb - Im sure Russell appreciates it lol hope Aidan knows he has loyal fan in me to Id say friend but never actually met the bloke so maybe just fan for now :-) hes a brilliant actor as is Russell.

    Brilliant casting all round really :-D

  • Comment number 18.

    to be fair eagle-eyes4 maybe sperkii just has the knack of asking the right questions (I wish I had that)

  • Comment number 19.

    Hi eagle_eyes4 - Sorry! I think it's just that I asked a question which was kind of black and white I suppose, i.e. someone other than the writer/BBC commissioning could answer. BH production is fab at answering questions like that quickly. You never know, maybe Mr Whithouse will answer some of yours in his next blog!!

  • Comment number 20.

    I really like your interpretation of a poltergeist. Usually, you would think a poltergeist is a ghost who is actually going around throwing things and slamming doors, but Annie has no control over it either, and I love that. I guess it makes a lot of sense, because if ghosts do exist then surely they would be energy, some sort of electrical energy - so anger would have that effect. i thought it was brilliant anyway! :D

 

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