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Uncanny

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

Tracks

Introducing... The Witch Farm
Danny Robins introduces his new podcast about the haunting of a remote Welsh farmhouse that has been called Britain's most haunted house.
07:36 18/10/22
Uncanny Meets Ghosts
Danny is joined by an actual Ghost - Laurence Rickard, who plays caveman Robin in the hit BBC sitcom Ghosts - for a special crossover episode. Laurence reveals the supernatural inspirations for the show, and tells Danny about his own real-life paranormal experiences. You can also listen to Inside Ghosts, the companion podcast to the BBC hit show Ghosts, taking listeners behind-the-scenes on the brilliant new series. Each week Nathan Bryon, who plays Obi in the series, is joined by the Ghosts themselves to chat through the twists and turns of each episode, and to focus in on a particular Ghost each week. Presented by Danny Robins Editor and Sound Designer: Charlie Brandon-King Music: Evelyn Sykes Theme Music by Lanterns on the Lake Produced by Simon Barnard A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production
32:11 27/09/22
Summer Special Part 3: Uncanny Live
The third part of this unholy trinity of Summer special episodes. Danny Robins is joined by paranormal experts Ciaran O’Keeffe and Evelyn Hollow, his co-stars on Uncanny and The Battersea Poltergeist, for an exciting live episode, recorded at the Hay Festival 2022. They bring Uncanny’s thrills and chills to a live audience, with a selection of all-new true-life supernatural encounters and a deep-dive on some of the strange phenomena discussed in the series. 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
28:00 20/06/22
Summer Special Part 2: The Room Next Door
Danny returns once more to Newfoundland, Canada and the family holiday from hell, as we hear from a new witness to the terrifying events of that night in the summer of 1998 – Scott’s Dad, Brian. It turns out Scott and his brother were not the only family members to be menaced by a seemingly malevolent supernatural force. What happened in the rest of that lonely seaside guest house is bizarre, frightening and shocking. Talking to Brian and Scott, Danny tries to piece together the pieces of the puzzle to find out what really happened. 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
29:13 13/06/22
Summer Special Part 1: Canadian Horror Story
Uncanny is back, with a brand-new case, in this terrifying Summer Special episode. It’s 1998 and teenager Scott goes on his first trip abroad, a summer vacation in the rugged beauty of Newfoundland in Canada. But when Scott’s family stay the night in a remote seaside lodging house, their trip of a lifetime becomes the holiday from hell as they find themselves seemingly face to face with a malevolent supernatural force. Nearly 25 years later, Danny meets Scott to see if he can solve the mystery that has haunted him his whole life. What really happened in that lonely old house? Was it demonic or can it be explained? 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
29:21 06/06/22
Coming soon... Summer Special
Danny Robins shares news of a summer special that will chill you to the bone.
03:36 30/05/22
Case 15: Bloody Hell Ken
In this season finale, Danny returns one more time to Ken's terrifying haunting in Room 611, discovering new evidence and new witnesses to the terrifying events at Alanbrooke Hall, plus there will be major revelations about some of the other cases this series. Can these supernatural mysteries be solved? 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
28:20 25/01/22
Case 14: The Haunting of Tanfield House
A young woman breaks away from her Catholic background when she attends art school. Memories of a childhood exorcism haunt her, but when it appears there is a poltergeist in her new house, she once again consider the existence of the Devil. But does the poltergeist really mean harm or is it just trying to get a message through? 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
28:33 19/01/22
Case 13: The Return of Elizabeth Dacre
A young family moves into a historic seaside house converted from a once famous hotel, but when they start to see an apparition who resembles the former owner, they begin to wonder if they are really welcome. Does she want them out of her house? 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
28:37 12/01/22
Case 12: Fatal Collision
Delivery driver Amanda is driving home in the early hours when she’s involved in a terrible, life-changing accident. Or is she? Danny investigates another eerie tale of the supernatural. He also takes a look back at the series so far, presenting some amazing new evidence and witness accounts for previous cases. 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
28:43 05/01/22
Case 11: The Curse of Luibeilt
After young climber Phil’s terrifying night in the Scottish highlands, whatever lurks in the abandoned cottage appears to follow him home to Glasgow. He decides to return to Luibeilt to confront his fears and solve the mystery - but what happens next will haunt Phil for the rest of his life. Danny digs further into this bizarre and scary case. Does it offer proof that ghosts exist? 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
28:30 29/12/21
Case 10: Don't Sleep in this House
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 Barnard A Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4
28:40 21/12/21
Case 9: I Will Kill You All
Journalist Hannah Betts recounts the terrifying ghost story of her family home – a haunted house filled with paranormal activity seemingly linked to a murder that happened there in Victorian times. Can a house really record the tragic events that took place and replay them, as this house seems to every night? Are the ghosts real or the product of tensions within Hannah’s large family? When a chilling message is revealed to Hannah and her siblings, the haunting gets shockingly close to home. 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
28:24 15/12/21
Case 8: The UFO in the Playground
Danny Robins returns to his investigation into the Todmorden UFO case to assess new evidence that has come in from listeners - and also hears from two compelling new witnesses, one in Wales and one in Africa, who both experienced UFO encounters as children. Do their experiences shed any light on the ongoing mystery of possible alien contact with humans? Is the truth out there? 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
28:26 08/12/21
Case 7: The Angel in the Bathroom
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
28:39 01/12/21
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
28:38 24/11/21
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
28:37 17/11/21
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
28:35 10/11/21
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
28:29 03/11/21
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
29:00 27/10/21
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
28:31 20/10/21
Introducing Uncanny
The Battersea Poltergeist’s Danny Robins investigates chilling first-hand stories of paranormal encounters, from ghostly phantoms to sinister folklore and UFOs.
03:46 12/10/21