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Neil Gaiman's How the Marquis Got His Coat Back Radio/TV Program

Neil Gaiman's How the Marquis Got His Coat Back: BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation

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Paterson Joseph stars as the Marquis de Carabas in this brand-new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Neil Gaiman's spin-off short story, set in the magical world of Neverwhere.

Returning us to London Below, this enchanting tale continues the story of one of the most colourful characters from Neverwhere - the cool, charming, resourceful Marquis de Carabas, who trades in favours and always has a plan....

The Marquis' coat is a thing of wonder and beauty. Sleek, stylish and 'the colour of a wet street at midnight', it has numerous pockets, sumptuous sleeves and the power to transform a young sneak thief into a nobleman. And now it is missing, sold by the Sewer Folk. To reclaim it, the Marquis must venture into one of the most terrifying parts of the subterranean city, encounter an old enemy, face dreadful dangers and - worst of all - accept help from someone very close to home.

Expanded and dramatised for Radio 4 by the award-winning Dirk Maggs (Neverwhere, Good Omens, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) and codirected by Dirk Maggs and Heather Larmour, this spine-tingling production features a star cast including Adrian Lester, Don Warrington and Bernard Cribbins. Contains 15 minutes of additional unbroadcast material. Duration: 60 mins approx.

©2016 Neil Gaiman (P)2016 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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  • Jessie Q
    2/12/16
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    "Some say I sound like my younger self!"
    If you could sum up Neil Gaiman's How the Marquis Got His Coat Back in three words, what would they be?

    Marquis de Carabas... wait, that's probably not very descriptive! How the Marquis Got His Coat Back is another radio dramatization set in the Neverwhere universe. It adapts the short story of the same name and continues our adventures in London Below as our favorite sarcastic rogue goes after his most prized possession - his truly remarkable coat which he lost during the events of Neverwhere. Given the Marquis is arguably the best character in Neverwhere (fight me), it's enjoyable to follow him. BBC Radio's Neverwhere and Good Omens adaptations are a blast and this one has all the charm of its predecessors.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Isn't it obvious?


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    PATERSON JOSEPH FROM THE TV MINI-SERIES REPRISES HIS ROLE AS THE MARQUIS. Honestly, do I have to say anything else?


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    You should've heard the sound I made when the Marquis says, "Some say I sound like my younger self!"


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed BBC Radio's dramatization of Neverwhere a couple years ago. It had a stellar cast and was an engaging adaptation. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed David Harewood but Paterson Joseph has always been the Marquis to me and it was so great to hear his voice!

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  • Stina
    Uppsala, Sweden
    14/11/16
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    "Excellent work, BBC (and Neil Gaiman)"

    This is a superb dramatisation of Neil Gaiman's short story, and a sequel to Neverwhere. All the performances are well done, and the story is everything I could wish for. Lovely to meet the Marquis again, and to be in London Below.
    Perfect for anyone who's read (or even better - listened to) Neverwhere and want more.
    Absolutely brilliant!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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