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 ... See full summary »
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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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Descend Into The Shadows Of London Below See more »

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Drama | Fantasy

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 1996 (UK) See more »

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Sosehol See more »

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(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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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 »

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The Marquis De Carabas: They say Merlin's Master, Blaze, once knew a reel that could charm the coins out of the pockets of any man.
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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 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 mimi-137See 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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