8 episodes

The London Necropolis Railway is an original, full cast audio drama podcast that premiered in fall 2018.

The story takes place in London’s underground system where an organisation called The London Necropolis Railway moves the souls of the dead out of London to avoid the city getting overrun with hauntings.

Barney works at the LNR, he’s one of the ghouls whose job it is to ensure that the souls end up on the trains that take them to the hereafter. He is bored with his job and tired of his endless existence when one day a soul refuses get on the train. The soul, a private investigator named Agnes, convinces Barney to help her catch the demon she was hunting when she died. Together they have to confront his boss, the demon that wants them dead, and even death itself.

The show is is inspired by the real London Necropolis Railway which was active from the middle of the 1800s to the middle of the 1900s. It was a train line that moved dead bodies out of London to a cemetery 40 minutes outside of the city. The BBC has called it ‘the spookiest, strangest train line in British history.’

The podcast is part of denandrasidan.se - a project based in Sweden that uses fiction to tackle difficult themes such as death, suicide, and existential questions in a way that makes them approachable for young people.The goal is to create platforms online that can both encourage young people to share their thoughts and emotions around the subject, and to show them that they are not alone in their experiences.

CAST
Alex Lawther as Barney
Olga Amelia Silkina as Agnes
Charlie Vero-Martin as Siobhan
Connor Jones as the Head Collector
Patrik Karlson as Peter

CREW
Writer and Director: Hillevi Gustafson
Sound designer: Mathias Schlegel
Producer: Amanda Romare
First Assistant Director: Adina Romare
Production Assistant: Maja Lindberg

LNR is made possible by the support of Allmänna Arvsfonden, Region Skånes Sociala Investeringsfond, and BoostHbg.

The London Necropolis Railway LNR Podcast

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

The London Necropolis Railway is an original, full cast audio drama podcast that premiered in fall 2018.

The story takes place in London’s underground system where an organisation called The London Necropolis Railway moves the souls of the dead out of London to avoid the city getting overrun with hauntings.

Barney works at the LNR, he’s one of the ghouls whose job it is to ensure that the souls end up on the trains that take them to the hereafter. He is bored with his job and tired of his endless existence when one day a soul refuses get on the train. The soul, a private investigator named Agnes, convinces Barney to help her catch the demon she was hunting when she died. Together they have to confront his boss, the demon that wants them dead, and even death itself.

The show is is inspired by the real London Necropolis Railway which was active from the middle of the 1800s to the middle of the 1900s. It was a train line that moved dead bodies out of London to a cemetery 40 minutes outside of the city. The BBC has called it ‘the spookiest, strangest train line in British history.’

The podcast is part of denandrasidan.se - a project based in Sweden that uses fiction to tackle difficult themes such as death, suicide, and existential questions in a way that makes them approachable for young people.The goal is to create platforms online that can both encourage young people to share their thoughts and emotions around the subject, and to show them that they are not alone in their experiences.

CAST
Alex Lawther as Barney
Olga Amelia Silkina as Agnes
Charlie Vero-Martin as Siobhan
Connor Jones as the Head Collector
Patrik Karlson as Peter

CREW
Writer and Director: Hillevi Gustafson
Sound designer: Mathias Schlegel
Producer: Amanda Romare
First Assistant Director: Adina Romare
Production Assistant: Maja Lindberg

LNR is made possible by the support of Allmänna Arvsfonden, Region Skånes Sociala Investeringsfond, and BoostHbg.

    Part 7

    Part 7

    The season finale! Barney and Siobhan find themselves face to face with Agnes' killer - it's a whole thing. Meanwhile, Agnes is on a train she doesn't really want to be on. Get ready for the big showdown! - Follow us on Twitter! You'll find us at @LNRpod. And please rate and review, it makes our day!

    • 10 min
    Part 6

    Part 6

    Siobhan confronts Barney and Agnes about their shenanigans and impresses upon them the importance of the situation. Agnes isn't convinced. But Barney might be... -- Follow us on Twitter! You'll find us at @LNRpod. And please rate and review, it makes our day!

    • 8 min
    Part 5

    Part 5

    Siobhan decides she's better off tracking down the soul herself and starts searching the station. Barney and Agnes start making their way back to her world. -- Follow us on Twitter! You'll find us at @LNRpod. The London Necropolis Railway is a part of denandrasidan.se, a project aimed at teenagers to tackle existential questions and promote mental health through fiction and other works.

    • 7 min
    Part 4

    Part 4

    Agnes hatches a plan and Barney gets roped in against his better judgement. Siobhan gets a visit from her friendly rival Peter -- Follow us on twitter! You'll find us at @LNRpod. The London Necropolis Railway is a part of denandrasidan.se, a project aimed at teenagers to tackle existential questions and promote mental health through fiction and other works.

    • 9 min
    Part 3

    Part 3

    Agnes agrees to not run away from Barney, but it might come at a cost. Siobhan, with the head collector breathing down her neck, worries Barney might not be able to get the soul back. -- Follow us on twitter! You'll find us at @LNRpod. The London Necropolis Railway is a part of denandrasidan.se, a project aimed at teenagers to tackle existential questions and promote mental health through fiction and other works.

    • 9 min
    Part 2

    Part 2

    Barney finds the soul but instead of making his life easier it suddenly gets harder. Siobhan gets audited by her boss, the Head Collector. -- Follow us on twitter! You'll find us at @LNRpod. The London Necropolis Railway is a part of denandrasidan.se, a project aimed at teenagers to tackle existential questions and promote mental health through fiction and other works.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

hellehowl ,

Great story and cast

Really enjoyable and fresh concept!

Ellaryian ,

Really enjoyable!

Lovely to listen to on my trip home.

Miss Hijinx ,

Afterlife transit lounge

A quaint exploratory tale of the afterlife that entertains. The elegant storytelling transports you directly into the realm of the LNR. An existential scenario of a theoretical afterlife.

This narrative encourages reflection upon the intersection of life and death. The potential paths that could exist.

The LN railway is a transit station. There is a train with a busy & tight schedule that takes the recently deceased to their final destination. On this particular day we discover a reluctant traveller. One that creates a great deal of conflict for the public servant ghouls of the LNR.

If one departs this physical plane abruptly & unexpectedly it would be a difficult challenge to overcome that sense of unfinished business. Depending upon your beliefs it may also be difficult to accept finality of the only existence you have known. It would be even more difficult if you felt you were able to directly prevent the loss of life. Lives that you believe are now at great risk with your imminent departure.

This show only requires just over one hour of time to be invested, so give it a go. Recommended

[ Project : denandrasidan.se ]

I found it interesting to discover that this podcast is part of a project that’s goal is to encourage the discussion of death, suicide, and existential questions, amongst the youth. Topics that we can be so removed from or deliberately avoid. Yet topics that need to be part of conversation. Ensuring that those affected do not feel alone in their experiences. A focus on inclusion. Great work.

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