Writer . Broadcaster . Journalist.
“A contemporary Van Helsing… Like Bram Stoker’s character, he’s a paranormal polymath.”
The Sunday Times.
“The audio hero of all things spooky”
Miranda Sawyer, The Observer
Danny Robins is an award-winning British writer, broadcaster and journalist. 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 4 million downloads and counting – sparking a bidding war for the TV rights. Danny is now adapting it with Hollywood producers Blumhouse. The series won the Gold Award for Best Serialised Podcast at the New York Festivals Radio Awards.
“This is an enormously intriguing podcast… it asks us to empathise with others, open our minds and contemplate matters outside our existence.”
“One of the most engaging podcasts of the past year”
Danny’s new BBC podcast series Uncanny, telling individual stories of paranormal encounters, from ghosts to UFOs, is another multi-million download hit.
“Manages to marry the sensitivity and journalistic dedication of the best true crime podcasts with a genuinely open-minded take on the unknown.”
Danny’s play 2:22 – A Ghost Story, a contemporary-set modern supernatural thriller starring Lily Allen, opened in the West End in August 2021, playing to full houses and rave reviews. It returned for a second run in December 2021, and is still running a the Gielgud Theatre.
“Danny Robins’ tense and slick play ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”
“I jumped out of my seat every time… 2:22 is a rare and precious example of a good West End ghost play ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
“A slick, clever romp of a play… A contemporary haunted house thriller that smartly plays with all the old tropes and leaves the room electric with fear⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"
He 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 created the Haunted podcast series for Panoply, which explores real-life ghost stories.
Most impressively though, he came second in the UK Air Guitar Championship (he was robbed) and he bizarrely once had a Number 11 hit single by accident. Ask him about it when you see him.
“Smart, funny and scary”
“Robins – the creator of hit podcast The Battersea Poltergeist – is well-versed in what makes scary stories scarier and uses that to brilliant effect here.” ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️