Neverwhere on DVD

Neil Gaiman points out that Neverwhere is finally getting an official BBC DVD release.

There’s been an import version available for some time – which I have. But it’s nice to know that the BBC have finally remembered what a good series it was.

For those that don’t know, Neverwhere was a series that ran on the BBC in 1996. It is set in a London where another city exists just below the real one. A city where there really is an Angel called Islington and where the Baron’s Court is on a tube train.

The series suffers a little from low production values, but it’s very interesting – if only for the number of cast members who went on to become well-known. For example it has Tamsin Greig in one of her first roles, playing a psychic vampire.

All in all it’s well worth watching. And for the full effect, you can then read the novel.

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