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 Richard Mayhew (6 episodes, 1996)
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 Door (6 episodes, 1996)
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 Mr. Croup (6 episodes, 1996)
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 Mr. Vandemar (6 episodes, 1996)
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 Marquis de Carabas (6 episodes, 1996)
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 Islington (5 episodes, 1996)
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 Hunter (5 episodes, 1996)
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 Old Bailey (5 episodes, 1996)
Elizabeth Marmur ...
 Jessica (4 episodes, 1996)
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 Lamia (3 episodes, 1996)
Damien Lyne ...
 Gary (3 episodes, 1996)
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 The Earl (2 episodes, 1996)
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 The Abbot (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Iliaster (2 episodes, 1996)
Sean O'Callaghan ...
 Lord Rat-Speaker (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Halvard (2 episodes, 1996)
Geraldine McNulty ...
 Sylvia (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Anasthesia (2 episodes, 1996)
Arthur Whybrow ...
 Tooley (2 episodes, 1996)
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Richard Mayhew leads an ordinary life in London when one day a girl named Door falls, injured, across his path. The next thing he knows, his life is gone and he's pulled into the fantastical world of London Below. Pursued by the murderous Messrs. Croup and Vandemar, Door and Richard with the help of Hunter and the Marquis de Carabas, attempt to find the Angel Islington, who knows the secret behind the murder of Door's family, and possibly a way for Richard to go home. Written by Kathy Li

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12 September 1996 (UK)  »

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Trivia

The opening sequence was created on a laptop and a 8mm camera on a minimal budget. The hand coming out of the wall at the very end is Mr. Vandemaars; you can see the raven skull rings that look a bit like knuckle-dusters. See more »

Quotes

Richard Oliver Mayhew: What kind of meat is it?
'Floating Market' Food Vendor: Crow.
Richard Oliver Mayhew: I'll take three vegetable curries then.
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The opening credits are full of surreal, distorted images from London Below. And each episode opens with a different character narrating the events of the previous episode. The end credits uses surreal imagery as a backdrop. See more »

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References Heavy Metal (1981) See more »

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My God! It's Neil Gaiman!
4 April 2000 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is simply incredible. At the same time dark and brooding, funny and silly, and outright weird. In a nutshell: True Neil Gaiman.

I did not read the book before I saw the series, but now I have read the book and I was struck by how well made the series is. It feels the same way as the book -- and I don't think I need to say how rare that is... Very Neil Gaiman! Now I just wait for the adaptation of The Sandman...


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