Stephen Volk

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Stephen Volk is a British screenwriter, whose first produced work was Ken Russell's film Gothic in 1986.

His most famous work is Ghostwatch, a controversial drama shown on BBC One on Halloween 1992. It is commonly misrepresented as a hoax documentary, but this was never the intention. It was originally planned as a six-part series for the BBC. However, the producer of the seven-part series, Ruth Baumgarten, didn't believe it had commercial viability. Stephen reworked the script so that everything would be set "Like episode six" and repitched it as a 90-minute live broadcast drama on behalf of BBC's Screen One drama segment. Ruth accepted the new format.[1] Volk's work often involves the supernatural and the paranormal, such as with the ITV1 thriller series Afterlife (2005–06).

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