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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"Some say I sound like my younger self!"
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.
Isn't it obvious?
PATERSON JOSEPH FROM THE TV MINI-SERIES REPRISES HIS ROLE AS THE MARQUIS. Honestly, do I have to say anything else?
You should've heard the sound I made when the Marquis says, "Some say I sound like my younger self!"
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!
A very fun and clever story from Neverwhere but is still enjoyable on it's own.
I enjoyed this addition to the story line. The dramatized version adds to the experience.
"A wonderful, if too short, return to London Below"
With a focus on the brilliant Marquis of Carabas, Gaiman has returned to London Below.
My only disappointment was that the book was all together too short.
New characters are introduced and the world is expanded. I am dearly hoping for another full length Neverwhere book.
The performance was excellent and supported the story wonderfully.
This was not anywhere near as entertaining as its origin story, Neverwhere. I am highly disappointed
"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.
"Short but sweet"
another wild adventure with the marquis in the other London of Neil Gaiman's fantastic imagination. a great addition to Neverwere, sadly short but full of the "Real meanings of London place names" .
Neil Gaiman books are always mad and off in a marvellous tangent to world's that are just a blur in the edge of your vision, it's there but you just can't find it with out his help.
Excellent in all aspects other than its brevity, and lack of siblings. More of London below please.
Great listen but rather too short for the money!its only an hour long which I didn't notice but and enjoyable short continuing from the original.
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