Neverwhere is an urban fantasy television series by Neil Gaiman. The series is set in 'London Below', a magical realm coexisting with the London familiar to all. It was devised by Neil Gaiman and Lenny Henry, and directed by Dewi Humphreys. The story was later adapted into a novel of the same name, by Neil Gaiman himself.
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!
Runtime: 180 min (6 episodes)
Neverwhere was first broadcast on BBC Two from September 12, 1996. There are six half-hour episodes:
2- Knight's Bridge
3- Earl's Court To Islington
5- Down Street
6- As Above, So Below
- Gary Bakewell - Richard Mayhew
- Laura Fraser - Door
- Hywel Bennett - Mr. Croup
- Clive Russell - Mr. Vandemar
- Paterson Joseph - The Marquis de Carabas
- Trevor Peacock - Old Bailey