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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Cast

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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English

Release Date:

12 September 1996 (UK) See more »

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Neverwhere See more »

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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When Varney is running from Croup and Vandemar and trips, that was a genuine trip caught on camera, and he actually broke his ankle. See more »

Quotes

The Marquis De Carabas: Do you keep your life hidden somewhere?
Hunter: I'm a Hunter! We don't go in for that.
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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 Victor & Hugo: Bunglers in Crime (1991) See more »

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Wow! The BBC can still make classy SF!
27 May 2000 | by Spikey-2See all my reviews

Too much pressure is being heaped onto film makers these days. The filming of "Neverwhere" on video rather than onto film was an incredibly good decision, if one made by budgetry consideration rather than one of style. Video gives one a much more intimate feel on a programme as opposed to the distance and unreality in film. So London Below had a much more realistic atmosphere with its filthy corners and occasional bright patch.

"Neverwhere" is a stunning idea, stylishly filmed, confidently written and (for the most part) perfectly acted. Exquisite performances by Hywell Bennett and the Marquee - dreadful, appalling, hideous acting by Richardrichard Mayhewdick. Bad, bad, baaaaaaaaaad casting decision there. Laura Fraser's alien distance giver her performance a truly detached and often unhuman feel, whilst retaining attraction and (dare I say) cuteness with her huge shimmering eyes. If she ever needs rescuing again, I'd give up *my* credit cards.... =)

Nice ending, not a surprise as such, but a very satisfactory closing to the story.

7/10 (it would've gotten 10/10 if it hadn't been for the lead man's crap acting.......)


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