The Battersea Poltergeist

Publisher: BBC

Critic Rating: 4.5/5

Description

A paranormal cold case re-investigated through a thrilling blend of drama and documentary. The true story of one of Britain's strangest hauntings, with Dafne Keen and Toby Jones.


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Kev - Tea In The Sahara - Tea In The Sahara - Feb 12, 2021

"A show which includes a uniquely interactive opportunity for the listener to peer through the furnace door and share their possible theories, sentiments, and potential thoughts on the podcasts case. This podcast would suit anyone that is a fan of the occult, enjoys ghost stories, unsolved mystery cases, and likes the use of modern CSI style detective work to crack a case. The podcast is super engaging, incorporating the listener into the show with their thoughts/hunches during the Q&A episode, which for me was a very astute move."

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Score: 3

James Marriot - The Times UK - Jan 28, 2021

"I found myself half cringed out and half compelled by the show’s campy theatrics. Danny Robins (the host of the hit podcast Haunted) reports on archives of letters, and newspaper clippings are interspersed with low-budget reconstructions of the haunting."

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Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer - The Guardian - Jan 23, 2021

"This hugely entertaining podcast, scripted and hosted by Haunted presenter Danny Robins, combines several elements. Another strand to the podcast is a dramatic re-enactment of what happened. As you can tell, Robins and producer/director Simon Barnard have gone to immense lengths to make this podcast work. And it does: this really is a strange story, and The Battersea Poltergeist is a fabulous telling of it. Enjoy on headphones in the dark."

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Score: 4.8

Hannah Verdier - The Guardian - Jan 22, 2021

"Dafne Keen and Alice Lowe are among those providing the voices as the podcast neatly skips between past and present, combining reconstructions with interviews."

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