Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere Radio 4 adaptation first picture

First pic of Benedict Cumberbatch and James McAvoy in Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere

The first official look at and air date for Radio 4’s adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere has been released by Radio Times.

The series stars James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) as Richard Mayhew, Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) as Angel Islington, Natalie Dormer (The Fades, Game of Thrones) as Door, Sophie Okonedo (Doctor Who, Hotel Rwanda) as Hunter, and David Harewood (Homeland, Blood Diamond) as the Marquis de Carabas. It begins on Saturday 16th March on Radio 4.

The stunning cast also includes Anthony Head (Buffy) as Croup, David Schofield (An American Werewolf in London) as Vandermar, Bernard Cribbins (Doctor Who) as Old Bailey, Romola Garai (The Hour) as Jessica, and Christopher Lee as Earl of Earl’s Court.

Neverwhere is the story of aimless Scot-in-London Richard Mayhew, who helps a woman in trouble and is swept into the magical and dangerous world of London below to find out who killed her family. It was written by Gaiman as a television series for the BBC, and he adapted it into a novel during the production.

You can buy the novel of Neverwhere in paperback for £6.29 and the complete BBC series on DVD for £5.00 at