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Danny Robins

Charming & Inventive: A Presenter, Comedian, Writer & Journalist

Danny Robins is a presenter, comedy writer and journalist.

He made his TV debut with the much talked about Let’s Make A Baby for BBC 3’s Mischief season – where he fooled the television industry by creating a fake reality show that promised to conceive the first Reality TV baby. Since then, he’s appeared on a variety of TV programmes including BBC 2’s The Culture Show, presenting features and even interviewing Morrissey; BBC 2’s Newsnight, contributing to their General Election coverage; BBC 3’s The Bullsh*t Detective, where he exposed fake psychics; and a second Mischief film, The Great Sperm Crisis, for which Danny toured the UK in a bid to single-handedly raise the number of sperm donors…

Danny is an experienced radio presenter. He has presented the long running weekly Indie Travel Guide on Lauren Laverne’s award-winning BBC 6Music show, hosted his own series on BBC Radio 1, fronted hour long docs for BBC 6Music and contributed to many 5Live shows. He’s a regular voice on Radio 4, performing his own series Danny Robins Music Therapy, guesting on shows such as Front Row, Saturday Review and Jon Ronson On and winning a Radio Academy Award for his documentary work.

Danny has travelled widely, working as a presenter for Travel Channel and also writing a monthly column for Ryanair’s inflight magazine. He has a special interest in things Scandinavian, via his Swedish wife and has presented several documentaries on Sweden and Scandinavia. He currently writes and stars in his own Radio 4 semi-autobiographical sitcom The Cold Swedish Winter.

As a BAFTA and RTS award winning comedy writer and performer, he’s worked with such greats as Ronnie Barker, Dara O’Briain, Lenny Henry and Armando Iannucci and created hit shows including CBBC’s Young Dracula and BBC 2’s We Are History. Performing live, Danny’s stand up career began aged 15 in his hometown of Newcastle. He’s had great success at the Edinburgh festival, especially with his acclaimed DJ Danny shows.

Danny is passionate about music, the arts, football and travel. In the line of duty, he’s hung out with crazy gun-toting survivalists, gone ghost-hunting and UFO spotting, trained to be a cowboy, and come second in the UK Air Guitar Championship Final (he was cheated). He also bizarrely once had a Number 11 chart hit by accident – ask him about it when you see him…

Credits

TELEVISION
Date: 2016
Production (role):
Trollied (Writer)
Company:
Sky One
Date: 2015
Production (role):
The Art Show
Project details:
Pilot
Date: 2014
Production (role):
Monks (Writer)
Company:
BBC1
Date: 2011
Production (role):
Travel Today: Abu Dhabi (Presenter)
Company:
The Travel Channel
Date: 2010
Production (role):
Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes (Contributor)
Company:
In house BBC3
Date: 2010
Production (role):
Most Annoying People of 2010 (Contributor)
Company:
Shine for BBC3
Date: 2010
Production (role):
Talk of The Terrace
Company:
IMG Media for ESPN
Date: 2010
Production (role):
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Presenter)
Company:
In house BBC for BBC World Service
Date: 2010
Production (role):
Newsnight (Co-Presenter)
Company:
In house BBC for BBC2
Date: 2008-11
Production (role):
Essential Travel Guides
Company:
Travel Channel
Date: 2007-10
Production (role):
The Culture Show (Co-Presenter)
Company:
In house BBC for BBC2
Date: 2007
Production (role):
The Bullshit Detective (Presenter)
Company:
Objective Productions for BBC3
Date: 2007
Production (role):
Mischief: The Great Sperm Crisis (Presenter)
Company:
In house for BBC3
Date: 2006
Production (role):
Mischief: Let's Make A Baby (Presenter)
Company:
In house for BBC3
RADIO
Date: 2014-16
Production (role):
The Cold Swedish Winter (Writer/Performer)
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Johnny Cash and the Forgotten Prison Blues
Company:
BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service
Project details:
Radio Academy Award winning
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Bump Club
Company:
BBC 5Live
Date: 2013
Production (role):
Berlin: Bowie and Beyond (Writer/Presenter)
Company:
BBC6Music
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Desperately Seeking Satan (Writer / Presenter)
Company:
BBC6 Music
Date: 2012
Production (role):
Viva Sweden (Writer / Presenter)
Company:
BBC6 Music
Date: 2011
Production (role):
What's So Funny? with Ed Byrne
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Date: 2011
Production (role):
What's So Funny? with Rufus Hound (Presenter)
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Date: 2011
Production (role):
We're All In This Together (Presenter)
Company:
Ten Alps for BBC Radio 5 Live
Date: 2011
Production (role):
The Swedish Invasion (Presenter)
Company:
Unique for BBC Radio 4
Date: 2009-11
Production (role):
The Lauren Laverne Show (Guest Expert)
Company:
BBC6 Music
Date: 2010
Production (role):
Hot Gossip (Contributor)
Company:
BBC Radio 2
Date: 2008
Production (role):
Danny Robins Music Therapy (Presenter)
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Date: 2008
Production (role):
Papal Ball (Presenter)
Company:
White Pebble Media for BBC Radio 4
Date: 2007-10
Production (role):
Saturday Review (Panellist)
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Date: 2005-16
Production (role):
Front Row (Reporter / Panellist)
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Date: 2005-10
Production (role):
Jon Ronson On (Reporter)
Company:
Unique for BBC Radio 4
Date: 2005-06
Production (role):
Oneclick/Comedy (Presenter)
Company:
BBC Radio 1
Date: 2005
Production (role):
Live 8: A Backstage Story
Company:
Unique for BBC Radio 4
Date: 2004-06
Production (role):
The Museum of Everything (Writer / Performer)
Company:
BBC Radio 4
Project details:
Sony Nominated
JOURNALISM
Date: 2010-15
Production (role):
Ryanair Inflight Magazine (Columnist)
Date: 2012
Production (role):
The Telegraph: In The Know (Contributor)
Date: 2009-10
Production (role):
The Guardian (Contributor)
Date: 2007-08
Production (role):
The Times Knowledge Podcast (Presenter)
THEATRE
Date: 2014
Production (role):
Rudy's Rare Records (Writer)
Company:
“A stonking hit” The Guardian
ONLINE / DIGITAL
Date: 2011
Production (role):
Success TV for Nokia (Presenter)

Credits

  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2016
    Production (role): Trollied (Writer)
    Company: Sky One
    Project details:
  • Date: 2015
    Production (role): The Art Show
    Company:
    Project details: Pilot
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): Monks (Writer)
    Company: BBC1
    Project details:
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): Travel Today: Abu Dhabi (Presenter)
    Company: The Travel Channel
    Project details:
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes (Contributor)
    Company: In house BBC3
    Project details:
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): Most Annoying People of 2010 (Contributor)
    Company: Shine for BBC3
    Project details:
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): Talk of The Terrace
    Company: IMG Media for ESPN
    Project details:
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Presenter)
    Company: In house BBC for BBC World Service
    Project details:
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): Newsnight (Co-Presenter)
    Company: In house BBC for BBC2
    Project details:
  • Date: 2008-11
    Production (role): Essential Travel Guides
    Company: Travel Channel
    Project details:
  • Date: 2007-10
    Production (role): The Culture Show (Co-Presenter)
    Company: In house BBC for BBC2
    Project details:
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): The Bullshit Detective (Presenter)
    Company: Objective Productions for BBC3
    Project details:
  • Date: 2007
    Production (role): Mischief: The Great Sperm Crisis (Presenter)
    Company: In house for BBC3
    Project details:
  • Date: 2006
    Production (role): Mischief: Let's Make A Baby (Presenter)
    Company: In house for BBC3
    Project details:
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
    Project details
  • Date: 2014-16
    Production (role): The Cold Swedish Winter (Writer/Performer)
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details:
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Johnny Cash and the Forgotten Prison Blues
    Company: BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service
    Project details: Radio Academy Award winning
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Bump Club
    Company: BBC 5Live
    Project details:
  • Date: 2013
    Production (role): Berlin: Bowie and Beyond (Writer/Presenter)
    Company: BBC6Music
    Project details:
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Desperately Seeking Satan (Writer / Presenter)
    Company: BBC6 Music
    Project details:
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): Viva Sweden (Writer / Presenter)
    Company: BBC6 Music
    Project details:
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): What's So Funny? with Ed Byrne
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details:
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): What's So Funny? with Rufus Hound (Presenter)
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details:
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): We're All In This Together (Presenter)
    Company: Ten Alps for BBC Radio 5 Live
    Project details:
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): The Swedish Invasion (Presenter)
    Company: Unique for BBC Radio 4
    Project details:
  • Date: 2009-11
    Production (role): The Lauren Laverne Show (Guest Expert)
    Company: BBC6 Music
    Project details:
  • Date: 2010
    Production (role): Hot Gossip (Contributor)
    Company: BBC Radio 2
    Project details:
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): Danny Robins Music Therapy (Presenter)
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details:
  • Date: 2008
    Production (role): Papal Ball (Presenter)
    Company: White Pebble Media for BBC Radio 4
    Project details:
  • Date: 2007-10
    Production (role): Saturday Review (Panellist)
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details:
  • Date: 2005-16
    Production (role): Front Row (Reporter / Panellist)
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details:
  • Date: 2005-10
    Production (role): Jon Ronson On (Reporter)
    Company: Unique for BBC Radio 4
    Project details:
  • Date: 2005-06
    Production (role): Oneclick/Comedy (Presenter)
    Company: BBC Radio 1
    Project details:
  • Date: 2005
    Production (role): Live 8: A Backstage Story
    Company: Unique for BBC Radio 4
    Project details:
  • Date: 2004-06
    Production (role): The Museum of Everything (Writer / Performer)
    Company: BBC Radio 4
    Project details: Sony Nominated
  • Date
    Publication (role)
  • Date: 2010-15
    Production (role): Ryanair Inflight Magazine (Columnist)
  • Date: 2012
    Production (role): The Telegraph: In The Know (Contributor)
  • Date: 2009-10
    Production (role): The Guardian (Contributor)
  • Date: 2007-08
    Production (role): The Times Knowledge Podcast (Presenter)
  • Date
    Production (role)
    Company
  • Date: 2014
    Production (role): Rudy's Rare Records (Writer)
    Company: “A stonking hit” The Guardian
  • Date
    Production (role)
  • Date: 2011
    Production (role): Success TV for Nokia (Presenter)
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