Neverwhere on BBC4 Radio


by Kevin Rigdon (@pralix138)

BBC Radio 4 has produced a radio dramatization of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere novel. It began on March 16th and will run through March 22nd on Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra. For those of us who live in the States, you can go to the BBC Radio 4 website and listen to each episode. And this is not to be missed. Neverwhere features some incredible talent including James McAvoy, Christopher Lee, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Anthony Head among other well-known British actors.

According to the BBC Radio 4 website, in the UK, you can listen daily live at 2:30pm local time through March 22. For those in the States, we can listen on their website, or wake up and listen live online.

Neverwhere follows Richard Mayhew (James McAvoy) who, through an act of kindness, gets erased from his existence in London and his entrance into the mystical, magical, and utterly unsafe London Below. London Below is filled with the people who’ve fallen through the cracks of society: the lost, the forgotten, the invisible. It is a subterranean London, but time and space aren’t necessarily the same down here.

Richard accompanies the mysterious Lady Door, and her even more mysterious companions, the dangerous bodyguard Hunter and the oily Marquis de Carabas, on a quest deep into this new and unseen world pursued by the fiendish assassins Mr Croup and Mr Vandemarr. Tune in and find out if they survive.

So, get the book, download it, read it, and listen in on BBC Radio 4 to an incredible story written by one of today’s best authors, and portrayed by some of today’s best actors. Don’t miss it.


  1. Kevin RigdonMarch 19th, 2013 at 10:18 am

    I forgot to include the link to listen to:

  2. TrishaMarch 19th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Benedict Cumberbatch and James McAvoy! I’m sure this will be a great radio dramatization! 😀

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