Uncanny

Publisher:
BBC

Uncanny

4.8/5

Critic Rating

From ghostly phantoms to UFOs, Danny Robins investigates real-life stories of paranormal encounters. So, are you Team Believer or Team Sceptic?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 BarnardA Bafflegab and Uncanny Media production for BBC Radio 4


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Jun 4, 2024

"(Uncanny: Season USA) The pace is faster than the British-set episodes because a lot happens, so Danny doesn’t have to string everything out, and the experts on Team Sceptic (a new American chap, Ben Radford) and Team Believer (the usual Evelyn Hollow), have to work fast to get through all the action. What’s not to love?"

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Score: 5

Peter Williams • New Statesman Nov 1, 2023

"Yet it is the podcast, now in its third series, that works best, thanks to the intimacy and imaginative free rein of audio. There are no spurious knocking sounds or half-heard footsteps here, but rather assault by poltergeist, chats with apparitions, time slips and, in one case, a demonic boar. At its best, Uncanny crafts them into masterful narratives of escalating suspense and fear. …"

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Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Oct 6, 2023

"...entertaining take on real-life spookiness...The formula is very far from broke, so why fix it?"

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Score: 5

Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter Oct 2, 2023

"The way Uncanny host Danny Robins talks about ghosts sounds very much like the way Gordon Ramsey talks about cooking. (Except he’s a whole lot nicer.)…"

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Score: 4

James Marriot • The Times UK Nov 11, 2021

"The atmosphere of shonky low-budget amateurism is dispersed. Things feel much more suave...All highly enjoyable nonsense."

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