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"Neverwhere" (1996) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 1996-

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Neverwhere: Season 1: Episode 6 -- Events reach a climax as Hunter confronts the Great Beast of London, the legendary quarry she has waited so long to face.


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Release Date:
12 September 1996 (UK) See more »
The Major BBC2 Series See more »
Richard Mayhew leads an ordinary life in London when one day a girl named Door falls, injured, across his path... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 11 of 34)
Gary Bakewell ... Richard Mayhew (6 episodes, 1996)

Laura Fraser ... Door (6 episodes, 1996)
Hywel Bennett ... Mr. Croup (6 episodes, 1996)

Clive Russell ... Mr. Vandemaar (6 episodes, 1996)

Paterson Joseph ... Marquis De Carabas (6 episodes, 1996)

Peter Capaldi ... Islington (5 episodes, 1996)

Tanya Moodie ... Hunter (5 episodes, 1996)

Trevor Peacock ... Old Bailey (5 episodes, 1996)
Elizabeth Marmur ... Jessica (4 episodes, 1996)

Tamsin Greig ... Lamia (3 episodes, 1996)
Damien Lyne ... Gary (3 episodes, 1996)

Series Directed by
Dewi Humphreys (6 episodes, 1996)
Series Writing credits
Neil Gaiman (6 episodes, 1996)
Lenny Henry (6 episodes, 1996)

Series Produced by
Clive Brill .... producer (6 episodes, 1996)
Jonathan Finn .... line producer (6 episodes, 1996)
Polly McDonald .... executive producer: Crucial (6 episodes, 1996)
Chris Parr .... executive producer: BBC (6 episodes, 1996)
John Whiston .... executive producer: BBC (6 episodes, 1996)
Series Original Music by
Brian Eno (6 episodes, 1996)
Series Cinematography by
Steve Saunderson (6 episodes, 1996)
Series Film Editing by
Bryan Oates (6 episodes, 1996)
Series Casting by
Alison Chard (6 episodes, 1996)
Audrey Helps (6 episodes, 1996)
Series Production Design by
James Dillon (6 episodes, 1996)
Series Art Direction by
Chris Coldwell (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Costume Design by
Pam Downe (6 episodes, 1996)
Series Makeup Department
Sheelagh Wells .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 1996)
Kevin Alexander .... hair stylist / makeup artist (2 episodes, 1996)
Beverley Binda .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen Woolfenden .... first assistant director (6 episodes, 1996)
Johnny Ludlow .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 1996)
Catrin Strong .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Art Department
Dave McKean .... title graphics / title graphics: Artemis (6 episodes, 1996)
Amanda Ackland-Snow .... set dresser (3 episodes, 1996)
Andy Beales .... property master (2 episodes, 1996)
Dave Green .... construction manager (2 episodes, 1996)
Dick Lunn .... stand-by props (2 episodes, 1996)
Matthew McConnell .... dressing props (2 episodes, 1996)
Karl Probert .... assistant art director (2 episodes, 1996)
Steven Sallybanks .... scenic artist (2 episodes, 1996)
Andie Vining .... stand-by props (2 episodes, 1996)
Dennis Wring .... dressing props (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Sound Department
Robin Green .... sound editor / dubbing assistant (6 episodes, 1996)
Mark Holding .... sound (6 episodes, 1996)
Richard Finney .... boom operator (2 episodes, 1996)
Bruce Gray .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 1996)
Phil Reed .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Special Effects by
Adam Howarth .... special effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Colin Skeaping .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Parnham .... electrician (6 episodes, 1996)
Simon Anderson .... electrician (2 episodes, 1996)
Raymond Gallard .... focus puller (2 episodes, 1996)
John Haylen .... gaffer (2 episodes, 1996)
Michael James .... electrician (2 episodes, 1996)
David King .... camera trainee (2 episodes, 1996)
Stuart King .... best boy (2 episodes, 1996)
Steve Murray .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1996)
David Scott .... grip (2 episodes, 1996)

Julian Blom .... camera operator: title (unknown episodes)
Ray Gallard .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mark Foster .... wardrobe supervisor (2 episodes, 1996)
Susan Mewton .... dresser (2 episodes, 1996)
Julie Osborne .... costume assistant (2 episodes, 1996)
Series Editorial Department
Michael Harrowes .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1996)
Finlay Milne .... on-line editor (2 episodes, 1996)

Julian Blom .... editor: titles (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Simon Fraser .... production coordinator (6 episodes, 1996)
Dee Gregson .... location manager (6 episodes, 1996)
Nichol Hoye .... script supervisor (6 episodes, 1996)
Simon McCleave .... Head of Development: Crucial Films / Script editor (6 episodes, 1996)
Sarah Trowse .... production accountant (6 episodes, 1996)
Naimi Arton .... production runner (2 episodes, 1996)
Carole Brooks .... accounting assistant (2 episodes, 1996)
Ian Harry .... production runner (2 episodes, 1996)
Ken Hawkins .... location manager (2 episodes, 1996)
Finn McGough .... production runner (2 episodes, 1996)
Emily Stillman .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1996)
Jim Threapleton .... production runner (2 episodes, 1996)

Dave McKean .... director: opening sequence / graphic artist: titles (unknown episodes)

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180 min (6 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
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The opening intro was done by Dave McKean, a frequent collaborator with Neil Gaiman. People were astonished when he told them he did the visuals on a Macintosh computer because of the quality of them.See more »
Mr. Croup:You're completely off your head.
Mr. Vandemaar:Say the word, Mister Croup, and it'll be off his shoulders before you can say Jack Ketch.
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Not everyone can make it to the Underworld, 27 July 2006
Author: Fred_Paris from Paris, France

You probably have to know London a bit to fully enjoy the story of Neverwhere (the series or the novel for that matter). The whole story relies on knowing a bit of the city layout, above and below :) And it's understandable that US viewers can be surprised by the low budget BBC production (unless they were familiarized with it through stuff like Dr Who which seems to be popular at the moment). Most European TVs don't get to sell their productions abroad so they won't invest as heavily as the US productions.

I read the novel long before I could get my hands on the DVD (actually way before I was even aware of anything being available in filmed form, much less as a DVD). For some reason the only release seems to be for the US market.

Regarding the Neverwhere series, yes, while the cast is mostly good, some of the actors are so-so. Even with the obviously shoestring budget, the sets and costumes are quite inventive and convincingly used. The directing unfortunately is really poor and it does quite a bit of damage to the effectiveness of the whole.

If you have read and enjoyed the novel, you will find the series to be something imperfect yes but also something that you can watch with fondness. Possibly a proper adaptation by a proper director with a decent budget would be nice. But it's unlikely it will ever happen. Isn't it better to enjoy what's available even if it could theoretically be better ?

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