Uncanny returns! Danny Robins back for second series of hit BBC Two show

Series, based on the hit BBC Radio 4 podcast and made by BBC Studios Specialist Factual Productions, returns with more spine-tingling paranormal stories.



May 22 - Uncanny, which had its successful first series on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer last year is set to return for a brand new series hosted by award-winning writer and broadcaster Danny Robins, with more spooky stories and paranormal investigations.

Dubbed ‘the scariest show on TV’*, the series, which is made by BBC Studios Specialist Factual Productions and based on the hit BBC Radio 4 podcast of the same name, will be investigating more real-life stories of seemingly supernatural encounters - experiences that appear to defy logical explanation. Danny will be once again be joined by sceptic Dr Ciarán O’Keeffe and Parapsychologist Evelyn Hollow, who provide expert analysis as the investigations unfold.

Once again, viewers will be invited to send in their own theories about the cases, or provide information that may move the investigations forward.

Danny Robins says: "Uncanny is coming back to haunt your screens again! I've been blown away and moved by the response to our first season, and I'm grateful to the BBC for supporting us in making something that feels really different I hope to anything else out there. It was a thrill to see fans of the podcast loving it, but also to welcome a whole new audience. What I love about Uncanny is that, whether you're Team Believer, Team Sceptic or Team Not Sure, you can enjoy the mystery of these stories in your own way. I can't wait to bring you another set of brand new cases to investigate. Get ready to meet some truly compelling witnesses telling you about some terrifyingly extraordinary events. But are they genuinely paranormal? Let's see... but I can tell you they are definitely bloody scary."

Jack Bootle, the BBC’s Head of Commissioning for Specialist Factual television, says: “Uncanny was a huge success on BBC Two and iPlayer last year. Danny is a master storyteller and I can’t wait to hear more about the spine-chilling new cases he’s investigating. I’m delighted the series is returning to our screens – and our nightmares – soon.”

Alan Holland, Head of Specialist Factual Productions at BBC Studios says: “We’re thrilled to be making another series of Uncanny with Danny. We were absolutely blown away with the theories and interaction from viewers last series, and can’t wait to hear even more from them this time round. The direction of the series will be well and truly in their hands to influence!”

The Uncanny world continues to thrill across platforms, as the podcast continues its success on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Sounds with a new series Uncanny USA currently exploring paranormal activity across America. As well as Uncanny, Danny is also the creator of BBC Radio 4’s global smash hit podcasts The Battersea Poltergeist and The Witch Farm, and writer of the award-winning West End play 2:22 – A Ghost Story.

Uncanny (4x60) is made by BBC Studios Specialist Factual Productions, the award-winning department behind RTS Award winning Fight The Power, Grierson and Broadcast Award winning Inside Our Autistic Minds with Chris Packham, Freedom: 50 Years of Pride, and Lucy Worsley Investigates. It was commissioned by Jack Bootle, Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual. The Executive Producer for BBC Studios is Alan Holland. Rhian Roberts is the Commissioning Editor for the Uncanny podcast.

*Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tv/24444059/uncanny-bbc-scared-to-sleep-big-brother/

Source BBC TWO

May 23, 2024 3:00am ET by BBC TWO  


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