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Complete series cast summary:
Gary Bakewell ...  Richard Mayhew 6 episodes, 1996
Laura Fraser ...  Door 6 episodes, 1996
Hywel Bennett ...  Mr. Croup 6 episodes, 1996
Clive Russell ...  Mr. Vandemar 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 Damien Lyne ...  Gary 3 episodes, 1996
Freddie Jones ...  The Earl 2 episodes, 1996
Earl Cameron ...  The Abbot 2 episodes, 1996
Richard Leaf ...  Iliaster 2 episodes, 1996
Sean O'Callaghan Sean O'Callaghan ...  Lord Rat-Speaker 2 episodes, 1996
Timothy Bateson ...  Halvard 2 episodes, 1996
Geraldine McNulty Geraldine McNulty ...  Sylvia 2 episodes, 1996
Amy Marston ...  Anasthesia 2 episodes, 1996
Arthur Whybrow 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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UK

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English

Release Date:

12 September 1996 (UK) See more »

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Neverwhere See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Neil Gaiman had great difficulty finding a director for Neverwhere (1996). The common complaint was they didn't like the series' clashes in style from episode to episode. One minute it was comedy. The next it was drama. And then romance followed by bloodthirsty fights in sewers and tunnels. Everytime they said that, Gaiman would audition a new director. See more »

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Lamia: [Quest to see Mansion House] And he'll give you Brains, and me a Heart!
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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 Dracula (1931) See more »

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Neverwhere = AMAZING
8 May 2005 | by childofGod317See all my reviews

I loved this series. Sure, it's not a Hollywood production budget or anything, but that almost works more in its favor than against it. The world that this series creates is bizarrely believable. From the first few moments when the innocent-bystander hero Richard gets sucked into the adventure to the couldn't-be-more-perfect ending, we get transported into a world of people as real as they are strange, of terrifying beasts and myth-like quests and ordeals, of twists, turns, tricks, and surprises. The book version is, of course, a little better just because it allows you to go deeper into Neverwhere by seeing it all from inside these characters' heads, but that isn't meant as any slam on this series. In fact, this is probably the best filmed version of a story that's also a book that I've ever seen. Totally worth seeing, buying, treasuring. Gaiman is a master of storytelling, and this is one of his first and greatest masterpieces.


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