Danny Robins podcast Uncanny to be adapted for TV by BBC2

by | Feb 22, 2023 | News

BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds podcast Uncanny, hosted by Danny Robins (pictured), is being adapted as a non-scripted series for television.

The series, which features real-life stories of supernatural encounters told by the people they happened to, will come to BBC2 and BBC iPlayer later this year. The 3 x 60 minutes production will feature analysis from experts, as well as investigations into possible answers.

Played almost 5 million times on BBC Sounds and with 3 million downloads on other platforms globally, the Uncanny podcast has been a hit with both sceptics and believers alike. Commenting, Robins said: “I’ve been blown away by the response to Uncanny. We’ve built an incredible community around the show, many of whom never realised how interested in the paranormal they were. I’m incredibly excited to get the chance to both continue the podcast and adapt it for TV, as we explore that biggest of all questions – ‘do ghosts exist’? I promise it will be scary and fascinating.”

Jack Bootle, head of commissioning, specialist factual, said: “Uncanny is a sensational podcast that has proved to be a huge hit on BBC Sounds, and it’s going to be every bit as spine-chilling when it makes the transition to BBC Two and iPlayer.”

Robins, who spoke at TellyCast’s Digital Content Forum last November, is the creator of BBC Radio 4’s global smash hit podcasts The Battersea Poltergeist and The Witch Farm, as well as Uncanny. Meanwhile his play 2:22 – A Ghost Story has broken box office records in the West End, and was nominated for 3 Olivier Awards.

We spoke to Danny recently for the TellyCast podcast – check it out here

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