Twin Peaks: 5 things you didn't know about TV's strangest series
1. The actors who played Benjamin Horne and Dr Jacoby – Richard Beymer and Russ Tamblyn respectively – had previously acted together as Tony and Riff in West Side Story, thirty years earlier.
2. In a hilarious act of spite, German network SAT1 told their audience the identity of Laura’s killer before the first episode aired on rival channel RTL. Ratings, needless to say, were not good.
3. The eerie way characters speak during the Black Lodge sequences were done by getting actors to recite their lines backwards. This audio was in turn played backwards, so the words came out in the right direction but sounded freakish and otherworldly.
4.The Big Bad of Twin Peaks – Bob, an evil spirit that inhabits human beings – only came about by chance, when Lynch accidentally captured set decorator Frank Silva on film, crouching in Laura’s room. The image stuck in his mind; a memorably creepy character was born.
5. Zooey and Emily Deschanel’s mother Mary Jo plays wheelchair-bound Eileen Hayward in Twin Peaks. Their father Caleb directed three of the 30 episodes.