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.
Life and career
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. 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.
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. 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.