Underneath the Lintel tells the story of a mild mannered Dutch librarian who finds a book in the overnight slot that is 113 years overdue. His attempt to collect the fine and to find out who deposited the book leads him on an adventure half-way around the world, and smack in the middle of a centuries-old mystery.
In his tattered clothes and scuffed shoes, in need of a shave, he appears to be merely another self-absorbed eccentric. Gathering scraps of information – clues like the stub for an unclaimed pair of trousers from a Chinese laundry in London and the quarantine records for a dog named Zebrina – the librarian travels the earth in search of answers to the cryptic messages that unfold.
As the mystery unwinds and becomes more significant we are
fascinated by his search. His life becomes our concern.
Starring Steve Coulter
Directed by Jay Freer