Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere - Radio 4

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  • boo 12 Mar 2013 22:14:26 11,845 posts
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    Just a heads up for anyone that hasn't heard about this. Radio 4 are starting a six part adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 'Neverwhere' this Saturday.

    Decent cast - James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee, Bernard Cribbins & Anthony Head to name but a few.

    "Neverwhere begins with an hour-long episode at 2:30pm on Saturday 16 March on Radio 4 and continues with five 30-minute instalments stripped across the week on Radio 4 Extra from Monday 18 March."

    More details here.

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  • Ginger 12 Mar 2013 22:22:24 6,879 posts
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    Certainly not my favourite Gaiman story, but I'll give it a listen all the same. Heard about this on my way back from work.

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  • caligari 12 Mar 2013 22:23:05 17,077 posts
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    Oooh - superb. Thanks for the heads up, Boo.

    I think that the TV version still holds up well.
  • Deleted user 12 March 2013 22:23:56
    Nice, loved the book will definitely give this a listen.
  • Bremenacht 12 Mar 2013 22:25:37 18,761 posts
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    Yeah, amazing cast. Not heard of the book though - shame on me.
  • boo 12 Mar 2013 22:27:47 11,845 posts
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    It was actually devised as a TV series first (co-created with Lenny Henry, fact fans). The novelisation came afterwards.

    @caligari - Completely agree. Thought the TV series (with the exception of the beast of London) was excellent.

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  • localnotail 12 Mar 2013 22:37:08 23,093 posts
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    This kind of thing always works best on Radio. More scope for the imagination.

    Also, Bandersnatch as The Angel Islington is a choice bit of casting.

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  • convz 12 Mar 2013 22:51:15 377 posts
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    All episodes will be available to catch up on demand until 29 March 2013.
    This is great news! My girlfriend is a huge fan of Neil Gaiman, and Cumberbatch/McAvoy so she'll be delighted about this, thanks boo!
  • DFawkes 12 Mar 2013 22:55:05 23,359 posts
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    Good shout, I remember loving this on TV. It's probably my favourite Gaiman story, or at least I think it was. Haven't seen the show or read the book for quite sometime. There was a graphic novel too I think, but I passed on that.

    I'll catch it on radio iPlayer thing too, if (more likely when) I totally forget about it.

    Edited by DFawkes at 22:55:40 12-03-2013

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  • Randomlampy 12 Mar 2013 23:01:37 580 posts
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    Looking forward to this, loved the show way back when, especially Hywel Bennet's Mr Vandemar.

    Caught the show by chance and didn't get a chance to read the book til much. I do enjoy a good Radio 4 adaptation so can't imagine it will be any less than great.

    Cumberbatch too, sweet!
  • Triggerhappytel 12 Mar 2013 23:54:25 2,695 posts
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    I only saw the TV show about a year ago; picked it up cheap on a whim. I really enjoyed it, thought the cast was mostly excellent, the plot pretty good, the premise very intriguing and really the only thing not in its favour was a slight low budget feel. Great stuff though - I'll check out the radio show.
  • DaisyD 13 Mar 2013 06:48:15 11,826 posts
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    Ohhh, excellent news. I hope they make it available on the radio 4 podcasts.
  • Tonka 13 Mar 2013 06:50:18 20,821 posts
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    I have the TV series... on VHS...

    /has no way of watching it
    /also have the Planet of the Apes box

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  • boo 13 Mar 2013 07:51:30 11,845 posts
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    The DVD's a fiver. Treat yourself!

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  • convz 13 Mar 2013 11:06:16 377 posts
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    Is there anyway to download from iPlayer so I can listen in the car? Or will it ever be released on CD?! (same goes for the Terry Pratchett one only on the site for 12 hours)
  • JayG 13 Mar 2013 11:24:21 855 posts
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    I'm pretty sure it will be released on CD, all Dirk Mags audios tend to be. Usually as extended editions too.
  • convz 13 Mar 2013 13:28:42 377 posts
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    Superb, thanks Jay :)
  • Mr-Brett 16 Mar 2013 09:28:58 12,828 posts
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    Reminder bump, this starts today.

    Also if you want to download it you can get it through the Drama of the Week podcast.

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  • RyanDS 16 Mar 2013 21:12:06 9,593 posts
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    Thoroughly enjoyed that.

    Looking forward to the rest.
  • mal 16 Mar 2013 21:30:53 22,710 posts
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    Very timely, ta. Seems my PVR got confused by the channel change, so I've just set up a timer for the rest of the series.

    Not got round to listening to the first ep yet.

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  • caligari 17 Mar 2013 23:32:12 17,077 posts
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    Just about to listen to the first episode on iPlayer. I'm so excited I could wee!
  • JayG 21 Mar 2013 11:33:49 855 posts
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    Finally listened to the first episode, I thought it was very good. Nice atmosphere, great cast and looking forward to hearing the rest.
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