Robin Denselow

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Robin Denselow is a British writer, journalist and broadcaster.


Denselow was educated at Leighton Park School, a Quaker boarding independent school for boys (now co-educational) in the town of Reading in Berkshire in South East England, followed by New College, Oxford, where he studied English.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Denselow first joined the BBC's African Service as a producer and reporter. He worked on several current affairs programmes and in 1980 when BBC Two's flagship news programme Newsnight started, he became a reporter for them.[1] Denselow has reported from all over the world but with a particular interest in Africa, South America and the Middle East. His report on Gulf War Syndrome in 1993 won the International TV Programming Award at the New York TV Festival.[1]

As well as reporting on current affairs, Denselow has written extensively on World music and folk music for The Guardian newspaper and other publications. By 1989 he was covering Rock/Pop reviews for the paper.[2] In the 1980s he chaired the music discussion programme Eight Days a Week. His book, When the Music's Over: the Story of Political Pop, was published by Faber and Faber in 1989.


  1. ^ a b c "Robin Dewnselow". BBC. 3 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Denselow, Robin Glasgow, Texas: Rock/Pop The Guardian 17 March 1989

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