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Neverwhere (1996)

Cast: Gary Bakewell, Laura Fraser, Clive Russell
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Studio: A&E Home Video
Genre: Foreign, Science Fiction , Black Comedy, Fantasy, UK, Miniseries
Languages: English
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Synopsis
Originally aired in 1996, NeverWhere is a six-part BBC fantasy miniseries written by comic book author Neil Gaiman (The Sandman). The story follows businessman Richard Mayhew (Gary Bakewell), who gets trapped in the dark underground world of London Below after he helps Lady Door (Laura Fraser). Forbidden to return to his normal life, he helps Door on a dangerous search for truth about her past. Along with companions Hunter (Tanya Moodie) and the Marquis de Carabas (Paterson Joseph), he hopes to find his way home with help from the Angel Islington (Peter Capaldi). ~ Andrea LeVasseur, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Ratings

Neverwhere (Disc 1 of 2) (1996)
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6.62 (63 votes)
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Neverwhere (Disc 2 of 2) (1996)
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7.10 (52 votes)
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The book's better than the show...even if the show came first... by rakdaddy October 16, 2003 - 1:31 PM PDT
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This is one of those shows that's going to appeal to two groups: fans of Neil Gaiman and fans of BBC scifi. Even then, I'm not sure what those two groups will think. Neverwhere is one of those shows that seems like an excellent idea: an everyman is lost in a magical London that exists in the cracks and tunnels of the city. The problems I have with this show lie in the execution. While Gaiman's story and dialoge is excellent as always, oy, the actors hired to pull it off aren't quite up to snuff. The acting is a bit wooden, and when it's not, it's overblown. Couple that with the cheap video look of the program (something Gaiman addresses on the commentary; the show was lit for film but shot on video which was supposed to be put through post-production filters to make it look like film...only someone forgot to do the last step), and you have something that's of worth to completists. Those who want to dive into Gaiman's work are better off with Sandman or the novelization of Neverwhere.

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