Buckinghamshire New University’s resident parapsychologist in new BBC Radio 4 podcast

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Date: 21st Jan 2021

A brand-new podcast by broadcaster Danny Robins makes its debut on BBC Sounds today, with Buckinghamshire New University’s resident parapsychologist Dr Ciaran O’Keeffe serving as a paranormal expert on the show.

The 8-part docudrama, The Battersea Poltergeist, follows an unsolved paranormal case from the 1950s, and promises to be “scarier than the Bell Witch.”

Dr O’Keeffe will be drawing upon years of experience in paranormal investigation to provide possible explanations for the case’s seemingly inexplicable happenings. Though, Danny Robins promises that listeners will be treated to a truly awestriking account that could sway even the strongest sceptic.

Danny commented, "Ciaran is one of our key experts on the series, exploring this intriguing and sometimes bizarre case.

“He'll be with us the whole way as we try to solve a 65-year-old supernatural mystery and his theories on the haunting will, I'm sure be fascinating for listeners.

“I can't wait to share the series with the world and see if people out there have their own ideas about what so terrified the Hitchings Family at Number 63 Wycliffe Road back in 1956."

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Danny and Ciaran are joined by a star-studded cast of actors, including rising star of His Dark Materials, Dafne Keen, and BAFTA and Olivier Award winner, Toby Jones.

Ciaran commented, “I am really looking forward to discussing the famous ‘Battersea Poltergeist’. This is an amazing case that I’m sure listeners will enjoy.”

Episodes 1 and 2 became available to stream on BBC Sounds on Thursday 21 January and will be followed by further episodes weekly.

Listen to Episode 1 now