The first episode of Neverwhere, the BBC 4 radio play starring James McAvoy, Benedict Cumberbatch and a cast of British luminaries, is now available for streaming on the BBC 4 website.
Based on the best-seller from Sandman creator Neil Gaiman, an act of kindness sees Richard Mayhew catapulted from his ordinary life into a subterranean world under the streets of London. Stopping to help an injured girl on a London street, Richard is thrust from his workaday existence into the strange world of London Below.
Joining the mysterious girl named Door and her companions, the Marquis de Carabas and the bodyguard, Hunter, Richard embarks on an extraordinary quest to escape from the clutches of the fiendish assassins Croup and Vandemar and to discover who ordered them to murder her family. All the while trying to work out how to get back to his old life in London Above.
The series will air in six parts, with the first being available now and the rest will air beginning today.