The Battersea Poltergeist

  • Signal Awards 2023 Best True Crime Podcast: Gold
  • ARIA Awards 2022 Creative Innovation: Silver
  • New York Festivals Radio Award 2021 Best Serialized Podcast: Gold
  • Financial Times Top 10 Podcasts of 2021
  • The Observer Miranda Sawyer’s best audio of 2021

A paranormal cold case, re-investigated through a thrilling blend of drama and documentary for BBC Radio 4. Presented by Danny Robins, and starring Dafne Keen (His Dark Materials) and Toby Jones (Detectorists).

“Freaky, creepy, insanely addictive. Listen. But not in the dark.” GRAZIA

“An enormously intriguing podcast that mercifully avoids trying to scare its listeners with Scooby-Doo-style theatrics. Instead it asks us to empathise with others, open our minds and contemplate matters outside our experience.” FINANCIAL TIMES

“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.” THE OBSERVER

Written, presented and produced by Danny Robins
Music Evelyn Sykes, Nadine Shah and Ben Hillier
Sound Design Richard Fox
Produced & Directed by Simon Barnard

Released January 2021 on BBC Sounds

Episode 3 (excerpt)