Radio 4 dramatisation featuring stars James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee and Homeland’s David Harewood.
Under the streets of London there’s a world most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, and pale girls in black velvet. Richard Mayhew is a young businessman who is about to find out more than he bargained for about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his safe and predictable life and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and yet utterly bizarre. There’s a girl named Door, an Angel called Islington, an Earl who holds Court on the carriage of a Tube train, a Beast in a labyrinth, and dangers and delights beyond imagining… And Richard, who only wants to go home, is to find a strange destiny waiting for him below the streets of his native city.
I can’t wait to get to listen to BBC’s audio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere! The all-star cast with the likes of James McAvoy, Natalie Dormer, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anthony Head and Christopher Lee sounds stellar! I missed the play when it came out on the BBC website for free, because I got mixed up with the dates. But the audio cd is coming out on September 5th, 2013! That’s only three weeks from now! I hope there’s also an mp3 download or something available, but if not, I’ll get the CD. One of my favourite books from one of my favourite authors, what’s not to like?
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