Danny Robins

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Danny Robins is an award-winning British writer, broadcaster and journalist. Last year, he created The Battersea Poltergeist, a podcast series for the BBC that combined drama and documentary to tell a real-life ghost story, starring Toby Jones and Dafne Keen. It became a global phenomenon – the #1 Drama Podcast across the whole world, with more than 3.5 million downloads and counting – sparking a bidding war for the TV rights. Danny is now adapting it with Hollywood producers Blumhouse. The series recently won the Gold Award for Best Serialised Podcast at the 2021 New York Festivals Radio Awards.

Danny’s play 2:22 – A Ghost Story, a contemporary-set modern supernatural thriller opened in the West End last August starring Lily Allen, playing to full houses and rave reviews. The play recently won a WhatsOnStage award (voted for by audiences) and has also just been nominated for an Olivier award.

Danny has created and written various shows for TV and radio, including the BAFTA-nominated hit series Young Dracula for BBC1 and Rudy’s Rare Records and The Cold Swedish Winter for BBC Radio 4. He also presented the podcast series Haunted. His new 15-part podcast series, Uncanny, for BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 4, exploring real-life ghost stories is fast becoming a cult favourite.

“A contemporary Van Helsing… like Bram Stoker’s character, he’s a paranormal hunting polymath…” Sunday Times