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Complete series cast summary:
Gary Bakewell ...
 Richard Mayhew (6 episodes, 1996)
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 Door (6 episodes, 1996)
Hywel Bennett ...
 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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During filming, Neil Gaiman felt guilty about what his script was putting the actors and crew through, since most of the series was shot in the tubes of London in cold and muddy conditions. During a break in filming of the fight between Hunter and the Black Friar, when Tanya Moodie had accidentally broken her spear over the stuntman's head, Gaiman stood up in front of the cast and crew and began apologizing for putting them through such an ordeal. Laura Fraser, who plays Door told him she couldn't believe they were actually getting to make a series like Neverwhere, indicating that everyone was having much more fun than Gaiman realized. See more »

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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 The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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An absolute crime that this wonderful mini-series appears not to be available in the UK
23 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I was blown away back in 96 when I first watched this TV series. Not only was the story-line way out there compared with most of the rest of the TV output at the time, but also the casting and acting were both superb. I was already a fan of Peter Capaldi, which was one of the reasons I tuned in at the beginning, but I was soon swept up in the whole story and found it one of those strange stories that is completely believable although obviously fantastical. I have always been sorry that it hasn't been repeated on terrestrial TV and was thrilled last summer to find the book freely available. Reading this I found that many of the image from the original broadcast were firmly fixed in my mind and I have been searching websites for information about a DVD. To my amazement the BBC website denies all knowledge of the series at all! What's that all about? I have finally found a supplier in Australia for the DVD - but that's not much use is it? Has anyone else also watched the brilliant Gaiman recent work Mirrormask?


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