The London Necropolis Railway is an audio drama in 7 episodes x 10 min, with Alex Lawther (End of the F***ing World, Black Mirror) and Olga Amelia Silkina as main actors.
The story takes place in London’s underground system where an organisation called The London Necropolis Railway works to move 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 series is inspired by the real Necropolis Railway which operated in London from the middle of the 1800s until the middle of the 1900s. It was a railway which moved dead bodies out of London to a cemetery 40 minutes away from the city. The BBC has called it ”the spookiest, strangest train line in British history”.