“The Angel Islington whispers a haunting tune in a clip from the radio adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s fantasy”
This just arrived in my inbox. They are recording the Neverwhere Radio series right this moment.
Best cast. Best adapter-director. Best everything. AND I AM NOT EVEN IN THE SAME COUNTRY AS THEM.
(I’ll try to reblog the first person who identifies everyone in the photo correctly. I’ll give you a clue to start you off with: Benedict Cumberbatch is on the left and he is playing the Angel Islington.)
Natalie Dormer- Door
James McAvoy- Richard
Benedict Cumberbatch- Islington
David Harewood- The Marquis
Dirk Maggs- Old Bailey
David Schofield-Mr Vandemar
Anthony Head-Mr Croup
Actually, Bernard Cribbins (not in this photo) is Old Bailey. Dirk Maggs is our writer-director. But all the others are right..
My absolute favorite author, Neil Gaiman, has written (and published) SHERLOCK HOLMES FANFICTION. :D It’s called A Study in Emerald and it’s included in his (fantastic) short story collection, Fragile Things. I tend to pick and choose when it comes to anthologies - I sort of skip around and don’t start at the beginning and sometimes what happens is I forget to read a couple of the stories. And somehow I forgot to read this one until today, although I’ve owned the anthology for 3 years, what the actual hell.
Point being: The story is brilliant on so many levels, like everything Neil Gaiman writes. I mean, come on, he’s the man who brought us American Gods, Neverwhere, Anansi Boys, Coraline, Stardust, et al, what did I expect? But still - I was absolutely blown away.
And - lucky you! - he’s put it online in a stylish lovely newspaper-print format for all to read.
ENJOY. You will. I promise.