8 episodes

The London Necropolis Railway is a brand new, full cast audio drama podcast premiering 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 existens 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

    • Arts
    • 5.0, 58 Ratings

The London Necropolis Railway is a brand new, full cast audio drama podcast premiering 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 existens 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.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
58 Ratings
58 Ratings
Yavrularii ,

Lovely audio drama

Well acted and interesting plot. I don't have much else to say, but I look forward to the next season.

Munky76 ,

Love it

Want more. This is an amazingly done podcast.

kit sherman ,

a good time!

A charming and engaging story with really likable characters! Short (so far...) but tells a satisfying story with mystery, worldbuilding, and even character growth in that time. I can't wait to see what happens to the gang next! Also the sound effects work was great, you always feel like you're right in there! Just overall the perfect way to spend an hour.

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