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From ghostly phantoms to UFOs, The Battersea Poltergeist's Danny Robins investigates real-life stories of paranormal encounters.
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Danny Robins talks to Tom, an NHS mental health nurse working with troubled young people. Tom starts to work with Yousuf, a teenage boy from a devoutly Muslim background. His family believe he is possessed by a djinn – an evil spirit, but Tom believes Yousuf is having a crisis of faith which has led him to the brink of suicide. When Yousuf does tries to take his own life, he is rescued in seemingly impossible circumstances. Ardent atheist and sceptic Tom is forced to explore the possibility that he has witnessed something he cannot explain. But is it really divine intervention? 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
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
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
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
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
Case 2: The Hanging Room

Case 2: The Hanging Room

2021-10-2729:274

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
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
Introducing Uncanny

Introducing Uncanny

2021-10-1203:46

The Battersea Poltergeist’s Danny Robins investigates chilling first-hand stories of paranormal encounters, from ghostly phantoms to sinister folklore and UFOs.
Comments (2)

Ralph Holtom

damn thing won't play again. why is it with this podcast that the day it lands it won't bloody play!?

Nov 25th
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Suzanne Jane

So skeptic, sorry cynic, Chris French thinks the medium trawled through social media to find the info? Social media didn't even exist in the mid/late 90s. He's confirming she is definitely clairvoyant as well? The guy talks rubbish and his 'explanations' are more fanciful than the paranormal ones.

Nov 12th
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