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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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Neil Gaiman later published a "preferred text" of Neverwhere (1996). His own vision of it was somewhat different from what wound up on the screen. Much of his dialogue and ideas had to be cut for one reason or another. And everytime the BBC cut something he really liked, he said to himself "Not a problem. I'll put it back in the novel." See more »

Quotes

Old Bailey: What's it like? Being dead?
The Marquis De Carabas: Live long enough and you'll find out.
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Crazy Credits

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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NeverWhere: A wonderful series that takes you far past Oz and Wonderland.
8 June 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

At first glance you may be turned off by the unfortunate quality, but once you can get past it, NeverWhere will take you to places you've never been. You travel along with it's not too willing participant Richard Meyhew as he desperately attempts to figure out London Below's secrets whilst hoping to, in the process, find a way to get back home to London above. Gary Bakewell (known mostly for his perfect portrayals as Paul McCartney) does an excellent job as the confused Meyhew, with a Scottish accent and always another dumb question, all the characters are portrayed wonderfully - especially that of the Marquis De Carabas. The villains, though sometimes the comic relief, can be quite terrifying as well. Wonderful writing throughout, and although sometimes simplified, the sets give the perfect atmosphere to London below. It will make you think about what you *really* see around you!


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