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Uncanny

From ghostly phantoms to UFOs, Danny Robins investigates real-life stories of paranormal encounters. So, are you Team Believer or Team Sceptic?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 BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4

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S4. Case 8: What Lies Beyond
A double bill of two haunting and intriguing new cases. An emergency responder in rural Maine receives an impossible 911 call, and a Kansas funeral home where the dead won't stay dead.Written and presented by Danny Robins Experts: Nilufar Ahmed and Morgan Knudsen Editing and sound design: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme music by Lanterns on the Lake Script editor: Dale Shaw Development producer: Sarah Patten Production manager: Tam Reynolds Commissioning executive: Paula McDonnell Commissioning editor: Rhian Roberts Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
28:50 18/06/2024
S4. Case 7: The Burnt Man
Myke is visited by a nightmarish apparition as a child. The experience is so troubling that he is haunted afterwards by vivid memories of what he saw that night. But as Myke grows older, he begins to wonder why the apparition appeared to him. Could the answer lie in the house they lived in?Written and presented by Danny Robins Expert: Ciaran O'Keeffe Editing and sound design: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme music by Lanterns on the Lake Script editor: Dale Shaw Development producer: Sarah Patten Production manager: Tam Reynolds Commissioning executive: Paula McDonnell Commissioning editor: Rhian Roberts Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
28:40 11/06/2024
S4. Case 6: Case Update
In this special case update, Danny unpacks your questions and theories about the series so far, from voodoo spirits and mangy bears to rude microwaves. And we meet a brand-new witness. Written and presented by Danny Robins Editing and sound design: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme music by Lanterns on the Lake Development producer: Sarah Patten Production manager: Tam Reynolds Commissioning executive: Paula McDonnell Commissioning editor: Rhian Roberts Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
29:16 04/06/2024
S4. Case 5: The Mystery of Willow Creek
Alaskan huntsman Fred and his cousin and uncle are trapped in a cabin in the Alaskan wilderness, seemingly surrounded by terrifying creatures, resembling the local folk stories about Bigfoot or “the Hairy Man”. Can they escape with their lives? Also, Danny ventures to Humboldt County, site of some of America’s most famous alleged Bigfoot sightings, to talk to resident Native Americans about their ancient beliefs in these creatures and their own experiences. Is this a great American myth or could there really be a secret, undetected species living in the USA?Written and presented by Danny Robins Experts: Deborah Hyde and Lyle Blackburn Editing and sound design: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme music by Lanterns on the Lake Script editor: Dale Shaw Development producer: Sarah Patten Production manager: Tam Reynolds Commissioning executive: Paula McDonnell Commissioning editor: Rhian Roberts Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
29:08 28/05/2024
S4. Case 4: The Hairy Man
Tribal elder Fred and his cousin and uncle are travelling through the Alaskan wilderness when they are surrounded in their cabin by terrifying creatures resembling the “Hairy Man” legend they were always warned about as kids. As Fred recounts the terrifying story of what happens next, Danny Robins wonders if this story could hold the answer to one of America’s most enduring mysteries – the legend of Bigfoot.Written and presented by Danny Robins Experts: Deborah Hyde and Lyle Blackburn Editing and sound design: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme music by Lanterns on the Lake Script editor: Dale Shaw Development producer: Sarah Patten Production manager: Tam Reynolds Commissioning executive: Paula McDonnell Commissioning editor: Rhian Roberts Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
28:44 21/05/2024
S4. Case 3: The Platte County Poltergeist
Lisa and her young family build their dream home in rural Missouri. Before they’ve even unpacked, strange events begin. Lights switch themselves on each night, footsteps echo around empty rooms, objects move by themselves. As events escalate, is Lisa imagining things or is someone living there alongside them? And how can a brand-new house be haunted? Written and presented by Danny Robins Experts: Ciaran O’Keeffe and Jim Harold Editing and sound design: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme music by Lanterns on the Lake Script editor: Dale Shaw Development producer: Sarah Patten Production manager: Tam Reynolds Commissioning executive: Paula McDonnell Commissioning editor: Rhian Roberts Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
28:47 14/05/2024
S4. Case 2: Dad's Phone
Wendy’s father Harry was a British Spitfire pilot during World War II who moved to Texas to work in espionage. When he becomes ill with cancer, he promises Wendy that if there is life after death, he will reach out to her. This isn’t that comforting, their relationship has always been difficult - Harry used many of the espionage techniques he was schooled in to control and monitor Wendy, like a real-life version of Robert De Niro’s character in Meet the Parents. When Harry dies, Wendy moves into his house in Austin and then… her Dad’s phone begins to ring by itself. It's disconnected, what's happening is impossible, so is this Harry reaching out? And what will it take to make him let go?Written and presented by Danny Robins Experts: Cal Cooper and Jeff Belanger Editing and sound design: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme music by Lanterns on the Lake Script editor: Dale Shaw Development producer: Sarah Patten Production manager: Tam Reynolds Commissioning executive: Paula McDonnell Commissioning editor: Rhian Roberts Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
28:32 07/05/2024
S4. Case 1: The Flood
Marcus loves visiting his eccentric Aunt Jean, the black sheep of a very religious family. She runs a witch shop in New Orleans, selling spells, candles and Ouija boards. When Aunt Jean tragically dies in Hurricane Katrina, drowned in the basement of her own flat, her possessions end up at Marcus’s granddad’s house in South Georgia. One night Marcus and his cousin dig them out and find her prized Ouija board. What will happen if they try to make contact with her? The answer, it turns out, is that all hell breaks loose. Danny heads to Georgia to meet Marcus and hears about the most terrifying night of his life.Written and presented by Danny Robins Experts: Evelyn Hollow and Benjamin Radford Editing and sound design: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme music by Lanterns on the Lake Script editor: Dale Shaw Development producer: Sarah Patten Production manager: Tam Reynolds Commissioning executive: Paula McDonnell Commissioning editor: Rhian Roberts Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
28:31 30/04/2024
Introducing Uncanny USA
Danny will be criss-crossing America, from New York to New Orleans, to interview witnesses about experiences that seem to defy logical explanation, with help from a new team of US paranormal experts and sceptics.
04:22 23/04/2024
Bonus Episode: Uncanny S3 Case Update
Danny Robins looks back at Season 3 and answers your questions and theories, and we hear some incredible new evidence and witness testimony.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 BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
39:25 14/02/2024
S3. Christmas Special: The Haunting of Daisy May Cooper
Daisy May Cooper believes her house is haunted. Three years ago, the award-winning actress and writer moved to a new-build house in the Cotswolds, but within weeks odd events start to trouble Daisy and her family: phantom footsteps, objects moving by themselves and ghostly apparitions. Now she’s called on the help of Danny to investigate. Will he survive the night in Daisy’s haunted house?Written and presented by Danny Robins Editing and sound design: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme music by Lanterns on the Lake Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
42:25 15/12/2023
S3. Case 6: Good Evening
1989, and Anne moves to a new house in a new town with her husband and baby. Life seems unremarkable, until one day she’s prodded in the back and hears a refined voice in her ear… but there’s no-one there. It happens again, and then again. Is Anne's imagination getting the better of her? Or does something want her attention?Written and presented by Danny Robins Editing and sound design: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Script editor: Dale Shaw Theme music by Lanterns on the Lake Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
28:49 29/11/2023
S3. Case 5: Double Trouble
An Uncanny double bill, featuring two cases that will chill and perplex. The first features a bizarre, impossible experience on a family day out in Newcastle, the second, a life-changing moment for an unwell woman in Coventry.Written and presented by Danny Robins Editing and sound design: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme music by Lanterns on the Lake Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
28:30 22/11/2023
S3. Case 4: Elton’s Phone
Christmas 1982, and 6-year-old Elton loves playing with his younger sister's present, a toy telephone. But joy turns to fear when it starts ringing by itself. Can an object really be haunted? Or is something unseen playing with the telephone?Written and presented by Danny Robins Editing and sound design: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Script edtor: Dale Shaw Theme music by Lanterns on the Lake Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
28:38 15/11/2023
S3. Case 3: The Ghost Who Hated Parties
1986, and three art students move into digs in Waterford, Ireland. But they discover the house seemingly disapproves of visitors, reacting to talk of student parties with lights flickering and cupboard doors banging. It’s funny at first, but not for long…Written and presented by Danny Robins Editing and sound design: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme music by Lanterns on the Lake Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
28:18 08/11/2023
TV Case Updates: Miss Howard, The Bearpark Poltergeist and The Oxford Exorcism
Danny explores your theories and questions about the Uncanny TV specials - Miss Howard, The Bearpark Poltergeist and The Oxford Exorcism - and we hear brand-new new evidence.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 BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
35:32 31/10/2023
Classic Case: The Todmorden UFO
Actor and writer Laurence Rickard, who plays caveman Robin in the BBC sitcom Ghosts, picks his favourite classic Uncanny episode.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 BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
30:18 25/10/2023
Classic Case: Don't Sleep in this House
Writer and actress Daisy May Cooper picks her favourite classic Uncanny episode.Christmas 1974, and two young climbers stumble across an abandoned house in the Scottish mountains. It’s a bothy - a safe shelter for hunters and climbers out in the wilds of the highlands. But Phil and Jimmy are about to experience the most terrifying night of their lives, alone in the middle of nowhere.Is a violent spirit determined to drive them out into the freezing night? Years later, Phil tells Danny Robins his story and about how he researched the house, discovering others had had similar experiences there. What's going on? Danny investigates.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 BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
29:57 18/10/2023
Classic Case: Harry Called
Actor and writer Reece Shearsmith chooses his favourite classic episode of Uncanny.When a spirit called Harry makes contact via a Ouija board, student Will thinks his friends are playing a joke. But then Harry starts calling him…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 BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
30:04 11/10/2023
S3. Case 2: Uncle Jack
Tim moves from London to a 16th century coaching house in Cornwall, to find it already occupied by a long-dead previous owner - Uncle Jack. Tim and his partner quickly adjust to the constant noise of Jack's spectral footsteps jumping from the upstairs window. But then one night, things change…Written and presented by Danny Robins Editing and sound design: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme music by Lanterns on the Lake Script editor: Dale Shaw Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
28:58 04/10/2023
S3. Case 1: The Blue Man
16-year-old Sarah moves to a new house in North Wales, and every night wakes to see a man standing at the end of her bed, accompanied by a terrible feeling of intense sadness. She thinks it’s a dream, but then realises she’s not the only one to see him… Written and presented by Danny Robins Editing and sound design: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme music by Lanterns on the Lake Script editor: Dale Shaw Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
28:31 27/09/2023
S3. Uncanny is back: Season 2 Case Update
Danny answers your questions and theories about Season 2, and reveals some startling new evidence. And we have some big news about Season 3...Written and presented by Danny Robins Editing and sound design: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme Music by Lanterns on the LakeProduced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
35:01 20/09/2023
S2. Case 12: The Ghost That Followed Us Home
Strange and terrifying events occur at a family wedding in rural France… and back in England, things escalate even further. Has a paranormal entity followed the family home?Written and presented by Danny Robins Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake Script editor: Simon Jacobs Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
28:36 21/06/2023
S2. Case 11: Uncanny Live at Hay
Danny Robins is joined by writer and broadcaster David Baddiel and paranormal expert Evelyn Hollow for this special episode, recorded live at the Hay Festival 2023. 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
28:35 14/06/2023
S2. Case 10: Harry Called
When a spirit called Harry makes contact via a Ouija board, student Will thinks his friends are playing a joke. But then Harry starts calling him… 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
28:31 07/06/2023
S2. Case 9: The Beast of Langeais
Two 17-year-olds from Northern Ireland win the chance to go on a study trip along the River Loire in France. But what happens to them there will haunt them even 40 years later. Did they really have a brush with the devil?Written and presented by Danny Robins Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake Script assistant: Leo Dunlop Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
30:03 31/05/2023
S2. Case 8: The Guest Book
Kitty moves into her new partner’s house, a former Victorian cobblers shop in the North West of England... but someone else is already living there with him. Someone who doesn't want her there. Someone who isn't alive.Written and presented by Danny Robins Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake Script editor: Simon Jacobs Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
28:31 24/05/2023
S2. Case 7: The Rendlesham UFO
The Rendlesham Incident is the most famous and controversial case in British UFO history, a story riddled with claims and counterclaims. Danny Robins talks to one of the original witnesses and tries to piece together just what happened back in December 1980 at a US airbase in Suffolk.Written and presented by Danny Robins Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake Script editor: Dale Shaw Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
28:49 17/05/2023
S2. Case 6: An Angel Called Bernie
Matthew, a soldier in the Irish Defence Forces, always had a difficult relationship with his grandmother, right up until her death. So can it really be her spirit who saves him from dying in the years that follow?Written and presented by Danny Robins Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake Script assistant: Leo Dunlop Produced by Danny Robins and Simon BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
29:02 10/05/2023
S2. Case 5: Uncanny Live at UncannyCon
Danny is joined by actor and presenter Laura Whitmore and Uncanny expert Ciaran O'Keeffe to discuss some brand-new listener cases, recorded live at the first-ever Uncanny Fan Convention, a day-long festival devoted to all things supernatural. 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 BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
28:30 03/05/2023

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