Helena Merriman is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author. She is the creator of three original podcasts: The Inquiry, Tunnel 29 and Room 5. Between them, they’ve had over 30 million downloads. 

Helena wrote, produced and presented Tunnel 29, one of the BBC’s most successful podcasts, listed by The New Yorker as one of their top five podcasts of 2019. Tunnel 29, the book, was published in 2021 and was Economist Book of the Year. The TV rights were bought by Sister productions and the series will be directed by Johan Renck (dir. Chernobyl.) Her latest podcast is Room 5, for BBC Sounds - a series about life-changing medical diagnoses.