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It's been a TV series, a novel, a stage play and a comic book. Now Neil Gaiman's dark urban fantasy Neverwhere is making its first journey into the world of radio. Read more.


Neverwhere begins with an hour-long episode at 2:30pm on Saturday 16 March on Radio 4 and continues with five 30-minute instalments stripped across the week on Radio 4 Extra from Monday 18 March.

All episodes will be available to catch up on demand until 29 March 2013.


Here is a little teaser: An exclusive clip of Benedict Cumberbatch from the recording of Neverwhere.


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i am so very very looking forward to this. the first ep is being podcast. i don't understand what the purpose of this is, when the rest isn't being podcast. very annoying.

but i'm so so excited!


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Wasn't it marvellously good?!


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I liked it!

It's a bit daft that everyone is going on about Cumberbatch, though, as he's not exactly the main character.



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Can anyone help me with a couple of questions about the Lyke Wake Dirge that the Angel Islington sings? One: am I hearing it right that in the last line he says "then fire shall make thee shrink"? That's exactly the opposite of the original "the fire shall never make thee shrink" (if thou gavest meat or drink). Is this intentional (to show the Angel is evil)? Two: he says "fire and fleet and candle-LIT", not candleLIGHT. Why? It doesn't sound grammatically correct. I think that in Yorkshire dialect "light" is indeed pronounced as "lit", but then "night" should also be prnounced as "nit", so that cannot be an explanation - it is not really sung here in Yorkshire dialect.

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I lived in Yorkshire for a couple of years, and never noticed people saying 'lit' instead of 'light', I think it may have been a concession to the rhyme or just a mistake.



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Thank you! I wouldn't know, I am not even a native English speaker Frown I listened to this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGQG0MncMCg
and thought that that was Yorkshire dialect. Also, Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yorkshire_dialect says that

"Some words that end -ight can still be heard in their dialectal forms. For example, night as [niːt] and right as [riːt] or, in some areas, [reɪt]."
 
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aah, I think it's more like 'leet' that 'lit', which is more Yorkshirey. People do often say 'right' as 'reet' in some areas.



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Oh, right, sorry. So, is it "lit" or "leet" in that audio clip? I cannot quite tell when it is sung. Not that I can always tell when it's spoken or say it right.
 
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