Television Drama

Neil Gaiman's Likely Stories

A four-part TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s short stories. The series is directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard and features a host of British acting talent led by Tom Hughes, Johnny Vegas, George MacKay, Rita Tushingham and Kenneth Cranham. The four films are scored by Jarvis Cocker.

“Picture a Neil Gaiman-centric riff on The Twilight Zone or Black Mirror and you’ll be in the ballpark… All four episodes go down so easily that they’ll leave you hungry for dozens more.” – GQ

The four adaptations are Foreign Parts, a story of identity, the ghostly tales of Feeders & Eaters and Closing Time and the life-spanning story, Looking For The Girl, with the first three written by Kevin Lehane. The final story, Looking For The Girl, was adapted by the series directors, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard.

The series was produced by Sid Gentle Films for Sky Arts. The project was announced in The Guardian on 29th October 2015. Read the full article here

Launched at the BFI on 19th May 2016. First transmission: 26th May 2016.

“One of the real pleasures of these tales was the space viewers were given to reach their own conclusions as  to what they were about. Identity? Sexuality? Psycopathy? Alien invasion? All that and more? Gaiman always weaves a rich tapestry and Likely Stories captured that beautifully.” – The Telegraph

Executive Producers:
Production Stills:

Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard.

Kevin Lehane, Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard

Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Neil Gaiman.

Jarvis Cocker

Tom Hughes, Johnny Vegas, George MacKay, Rita Tushingham, Kenneth Cranham, Monica Dolan, Paul Ritter, Montserrat Lombard, Johan Myers, Richard Syms, Kirk Lake, Chloe Hayward

Paul Heartfield


Four 30 Minute Episodes

“Strange, wonderful, unmissable TV. These stories are about what it’s like to be a mind in a body, a person within a personality. You find yourself thinking about what a weird and messy business being alive is. Although it has to be said that being alive, with its terrors and strangeness, isn’t a bad lot. For a start, you get to watch television this good every once in a while.” – Den of Geek

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