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From ghostly phantoms to UFOs, The Battersea Poltergeist's Danny Robins investigates real-life stories of paranormal encounters.

Uncanny BBC Radio 4

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 305 Ratings

From ghostly phantoms to UFOs, The Battersea Poltergeist's Danny Robins investigates real-life stories of paranormal encounters.

    Case 6: The Brooklyn Poltergeist

    Case 6: The Brooklyn Poltergeist

    Model and influencer Charli Howard tells her ghost story to Danny Robins.

    It’s 2017 and Charli is alone in New York, trying to carve out a modelling career. She accepts a room in a shared house with a local couple, but they have not been entirely honest with her. The previous resident of the room fled in fear and Charli is about to experience her very own dose of terror at the hands of a malicious male spirit.

    As objects go flying and the house resounds to terrifying noises, Charli decides to take matters into her own hands. Can she exorcise her supernatural stalker?

    Written and presented by Danny Robins
    Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King
    Music: Evelyn Sykes
    Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake
    Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard

    A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 28 min
    Case 5: Return to Room 611

    Case 5: Return to Room 611

    Danny Robins goes deeper on the first Uncanny case, the haunting of Belfast student tower block Alanbrooke Hall in the early 1980s, and talks to new witnesses to the strange events there. Can he come any closer to solving the mystery?

    Written and presented by Danny Robins
    Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King
    Music: Evelyn Sykes
    Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake
    Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard

    A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 28 min
    Case 4: My Best Friend's Ghost

    Case 4: My Best Friend's Ghost

    Laura, a young woman with a wild streak, leaves home and finds a room in a flat-share where she meets Anna, who becomes her best friend. When Anna dies tragically from cancer, Laura is heartbroken, but then… Anna comes back.

    As Laura tells Danny Robins her story, he explores the world of mediums (is it really possible to contact the dead?) and investigates the greatest of all mysteries – what happens to us when we die?

    Written and presented by Danny Robins
    Experts: Chris French and Ashley Darkwood
    Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King
    Music: Evelyn Sykes
    Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake
    Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard

    A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 28 min
    Case 3: The Todmorden UFO

    Case 3: The Todmorden UFO

    Retired policeman Alan Godfrey tells us the story of the case that has obsessed him for his whole life. When Alan tries to solve a weird and seemingly impossible murder in the small northern town of Todmorden, it leads to a bizarre UFO sighting and then a strange and sinister government cover up that ends up affecting Alan’s life.

    Danny Robins explores if there is real evidence of extra-terrestrial visits to Earth. Did Alan genuinely have an alien encounter and, if not, why were the real-life ‘men in black’ from the government so interested?

    Written and presented by Danny Robins
    Experts: David Clarke and Colin Lyall
    Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King
    Music: Evelyn Sykes
    Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake
    Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard

    A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 28 min
    Case 2: The Hanging Room

    Case 2: The Hanging Room

    Teenager Millie moves with her family into her grandparents remote historic farmhouse in the English countryside. It is a house with a tragic past that seems to be returning to haunt the family in a way that feels dangerous and disturbing, pushing them to the edge of sanity.

    Millie tells Danny Robins about her ordeal in this terrifying episode that reveals the true impact of living in a ‘haunted house’.

    Featuring expert help from psychologist Chris French and The Battersea Poltergeist’s Evelyn Hollow.

    Written and presented by Danny Robins
    Experts: Chris French and Evelyn Hollow
    Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King
    Music: Evelyn Sykes
    Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake
    Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard

    A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 29 min
    Case 1: The Evil in Room 611

    Case 1: The Evil in Room 611

    Danny meets Ken, a highly respected geneticist. A man who doesn’t believe in ghosts, but cannot get over the fact that he believes he saw one 40 years ago as a student in Belfast. This is the story of a student bedroom that seems to have a mysterious and frightening impact on those who sleep in it, of poltergeist activity, sinister apparitions and a dark force that Ken describes as ‘pure evil’. What is the secret of Room 611 and is it supernatural or in the minds of its inhabitants?

    Featuring expert help from parapsychologist Caroline Watt and ordained minster and paranormal writer Peter Laws.

    Written and presented by Danny Robins
    Experts: Caroline Watt and Peter Laws
    Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King
    Music: Evelyn Sykes
    Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake
    Produced by Danny Robins and Simon Barnard

    A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
305 Ratings

305 Ratings

HampshireGG ,

Fabulous!

Can’t believe the negative reviews on here! The whole thing is great! Wouldn’t be able to listen to this at night as I’d scare myself! Keep up the great work! Love it!

Alex_Howard_Beckett ,

LOVE!

Danny Robins is a fantastic presenter. All his work (Haunted, The Battersea poltergeist and this) are AMAZING! Cannot recommend his work enough

Attractivefilth ,

Mixed bag

I enjoy the premise of these creepy stories, especially the ‘Ghostwatch’ feel of having listeners join in - but crucially some of the people interviewed for their story just aren’t believable - eg ‘Laura’ in E4 and ‘Gary’ in E5 - the way they speak with no pauses, no ‘ums and ers’ etc, their accounts seem too rehearsed to be authentic replies to an unrehearsed interview which detracted from the believability needed to give that chilling tingle. Sorry.

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