Robin Denselow

Robin Denselow (born c. 1944) is a British writer, journalist and broadcaster.


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

Life and career

After a student-trip to India with COMEX, the Commonwealth Expedition in 1965, Denselow first joined the BBC African Service as a producer and reporter working on current affairs programmes. 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 Television 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 also 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. "Robin Denselow". BBC News. 3 December 2011.
  2. Denselow, Robin Glasgow, Texas: Rock/Pop, The Guardian, 17 March 1989.
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