We are the Benedict Cumberbatch Appreciation Society - or BCAS (which is pronounced Beecass, not B-C-A-S). This is a highly esteemed organistion with two founding members - BB and HAN. We are not the average fangirl stalkers mind.... oh no. We do have other things in our lives apart from stalking a certain someone, but it should be recognised that Mr Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch deserves some recognition for his AWESOMENESS and general gobsmacking acting. We can't promise that we will blog all the time, but hopefully keep up with the latest Cumberbatch gossip as well as our reviews and ramblings. If you feel you are a worthy Cumberbatch supporter, feel free to subscribe, comment and input into the newly founded shrine for this amazing actor. Cheers.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Sherlock Series Two - 1/1/12 - Don't Forget!

Hello readers,

I'm sure you will all be thrilled to know that the air date for the first episode of Sherlock Series Two, A Scandal in Belgravia, has been announced, and fortunately it's not too long to wait! The episode will air at 8:10pm on BBC One on New Year's Day, so I suggest you all put a little red cross on your calendar, or an alarm on your phone, or a reminder on the TV (etc. etc.), because I'm making an educated guess that some of you may still have headaches at 8 o'clock, and will therefore need something to tell you to plonk yourself in front of the television. DON'T FORGET!

You've also now got sufficient time to read (or re-read, in any true Holmes fan's case) 'A Scandal in Bohemia', the book upon which the episode is based. Having read many Holmes books myself, I must say that it is extremely satisfying to pick up on the slightest of details and allusions from the originals that are littered throughout the episodes. I'm not going to lie and say that I picked up on all the allusions, as I haven't read nearly all of the books, but I think that's one of the beauties of the Holmes series; there's always more to read, and once you've read them you can re-read them and still be strung along by the plot. It's also one of the wonders of the writing of Sherlock; that they are able to include so many details from the Conan Doyle books, but still come up with new, original, Sherlock Holmes adventures.

One of the main attractions of the new series will obviously be seeing the awesomely brilliant partnership between Sherlock and John, acted of course by the gobsmackingly talented Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. It should be fascinating to see how their friendship develops, as well as their interaction with both Moriarty (Andrew Scott), and new-on-the-scene Irene Adler (Lara Pulver). But first, they've got to get themselves out of a somewhat sticky situation in a swimming pool...

Thanks for reading,


Sherlock: "Meretricious."
Inspector Lestrade: "And a Happy New Year"

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Promise fulfilled - some more Sherlockian Posters

Hello again readers!

Sorry for the delay, but this has been the first tiny bit of spare time that I have managed to squeeze into my life in the last few months (and to be perfectly honest, there are a number of other things I really should be doing right now, homework being one of them).

Anyway, back at last to all things Cumberbatchy. As you know, we were planning to go and see Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, but, unfortunately, we never really got a chance to. By the time we got round to it and pretty much decided on a day to go, it was only being shown late in the evening, and we couldn't make it. Not to worry; we'll be eagerly anticipating the DVD release (sometime in January I think, but I'm not altogether sure).  I know for a fact that we'll have a movie sesh one cold evening early next year, with a load of sweets and popcorn, and we'll give you our thoughts on it after that. If any of you were lucky enough to have time to see it, please feel free to comment with your thoughts/reviews and make us feel exceedingly jealous.

I also decided that I really ought to fulfill a promise that I made back in July, when life was easy and there was no homework to do, which was to give you some more Sherlockian posters. Well, here goes:

My apologies for not setting this out very well; I seem to be completely incapable at using the 'image' tool on Blogger. 

Thanks for reading - we'll try to blog again ASAP, but in the meantime please subscribe, comment and input into the BCAS blog.

Cheers x

"I'd be lost without my blogger" --- Sherlock, 'The Great Game'
"I am lost without my Boswell" ---  Holmes, 'A Scandal in Bohemia'

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

An Apology


I would like to apologise unreservedly for the lack of blog posts over the last few weeks. Both HAN and BB are extremely busy at the moment, and although we would love to spend every minute of our free time writing about the lovely Mr Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch, we are just not getting any free time at all at the moment. We promise that we will post as soon and as often as we can, and we hope that you keep reading and eagerly anticipating our posts.

Thanks :)

"Sorry, got to dash; I think I left my riding crop in the mortuary." --- Sherlock

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Sherlock Series 2 Info - UPDATE

So, it seems that a little more info regarding the second series of the world's most amazing detective series (Sherlock of course) has come to light. First of all, and this is some sad news readers, so brace yourselves; it will not be aired until early 2012.

Yes, that's right; early 2012. And we all thought we would be watching it this autumn.

Please take a moment to dry your eyes and recover from the shock before you continue reading. There are, after all, some positives to take out of this situation. For example, we now have something to look forward to after Christmas, and get us through those long winter nights. It also means that there is more time to watch repeats of the first series on DVD before the next one airs. (Okay, so I'm stretching the point on that last one, but try to remember that, although it seems like it, this is not the end of the world.)

Also, a little cast update, for anyone who doesn't already know, Lara Pulver has been cast to play Irene Adler. Her only appearance in the original Sherlock Holmes canon was in "A Scandal in Bohemia", however she is often used as a romantic interest for Holmes in many film and television adaptations. My theory, on the other hand, is that as this modern day Sherlock is in many ways more true to the originals than most adaptations, she won't really be a romantic interest for Mr. Benedict Cumberbatch's character, more of a woman that gets slightly on his nerves by outwitting/nearly outwitting him on occasions. So you can breathe a long sigh of relief; Sherlock might remain a single man.

In other news, Benedict was named 'Actor of the Year' at the GQ Men of the Year Awards on 6th September, and rightly so ... bless him. 

So, that's it from me - thanks for reading and please subscribe,

BB :)

    Sherlock: "Girlfriend – no. Not really my area."
John: "Do you have a boyfriend, which is fine by the way-"
     Sherlock: "I know its fine."
     John: "So you have a boyfrie-"
     Sherlock: "No."
     John: "Right OK, you’re unattached just like me."
     Sherlock: "John um, I think you should know that I consider myself married to my work and although I am flattered by your interest, I really am not looking for anything."
     John: "No, no, no, NOT. I’m not asking, I’m just saying …it’s all fine."
     Sherlock: "Good, thank you"

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

A Little Look Forward to 'War Horse'

Hello again readers, it’s BB here. It seems like ages since I last blogged, so my apologies. Please forgive me.

Just thought I’d bring to your attention the trailer for ‘War Horse’, a Steven Spielberg film based on the book by Michael Morpurgo, in which Benedict Cumberbatch is starring as Major Stewart. Again, I must confess that I haven’t actually read the book, although a few years ago I did see the New London Theatre’s production of it, which was magnificent, and I highly recommend that you go and see it.

So anyway, 'War Horse' is set in World War I, and is basically about the bond between a boy and his horse, which is sold to the cavalry when the war breaks out. I can’t remember all that much of the plot, which, to be perfectly honest, is probably a blessing as it means that I can’t reveal too much / ruin the ending for anyone.

Being a Spielberg film, I’m sure that it will contain some amazing shots and images, hopefully including quite a few of our man BenMaBeb. I found a little interview of him and a couple of the other members of the cast - the sound quality isn't all that great, but it's Benedict, so I really don't mind:

So, War Horse is out on the 13th January here in England. It's a long way off, but hopefully it'll be worth the wait! We've got 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' to keep us Cumberbatch fans going until then anyway. As a little side note, I did order the book off Amazon and start reading it, but at about page 50, I realised that all the technical spy jargon was a bit too much, and I reckon I'll just watch the film instead. Don't get me wrong, I do love reading and have a pretty extensive book collection, but Le Carré certainly isn't casual holiday-by-the-pool reading. I might go back to it later after I've seen the film.

Thanks for reading, and please do subscribe, comment and spread the word. (I know we keep asking, but it really would mean a lot to us.)


BB :)

"Is that a British Army Browning L9A1 in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?"  --- Moriarty

Wednesday, 17 August 2011


Ok, so this is where I get a bit fangirl stalkerish, but the issue I am going to talk about deserves some recognition. Just take a good, long look at the photo montage below. Take your time...I'll be waiting for you at the bottom.

When BB and I talk about Benedict, the end of the conversation always ends with:
"How are amazing are his hands?.......ohhhh....his hands!" 
or words to that effect.
Now there aren't many men who have more beautiful hands than this. I wish I had such slender and long fingers because, apart from being droolingly gorgeous to look at, they are very useful. They are good for:

  •  playing musical instruments,
  • fishing things out of long jars, 
  • pickpocketing, 
  • forcing into jammed drawers to prise them open, 
  • touch typing, 
  • handling heavy bowling balls, 
  • hiding things in the palm of your hand,
  • winning the 'How may Party Ring biscuits can you fit on your finger?' competition,
  • fishing for burned pieces of toast in the toaster, 
  • dragging that stray cash from the bottom of a trouser pocket 
  • and actually fitting into those disposable latex gloves. 

Ok, I'm waffling now, but what else can you say about something so perfect? I just think that BenMaBeb's hands should get a bit of recognition.

HAN :)

Bit of trivia: In October 2010, Benedict had a cycling accident and injured one of his GORGEOUS hands :( Thankfully, it was only minor. (Breathes a sigh of relief)

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Sherlockian Coats

When you think ‘Sherlock Holmes’, a deerstalker hat, large pipe and magnifying class come to mind, as portrayed by most adaptations of the series. But, to be honest, if you’re going to bring this detective into the 21st century, you can’t exactly have him running around in Victorian style clothes, can you? Not while he’s texting, anyway. One of his main traits in the original books is, after all, his ability to disguise himself. Equally, he’s not going to be dressed in jeans/trackies and a hoody. That would be weird. So in stepped costume designer Sarah Adams:

"Holmes would not have any interest in fashion so I went for classic suits with a modern twist: narrow-leg trousers and a two-button, slim-cut jacket. I also went for slim-cut shirts and a sweeping coat for all the action scenes.”

And, wow, did she get it right. Everything about the outfit works, setting Sherlock apart from his fellow characters in terms of sophistication, while still managing to fit into modern day London. And, of course, part of this has to come down to Mr Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch. The way he carries himself, giving off an air of superiority, and also the fast-paced scenes where the coat embellishes his every move, help to give this 21st century Sherlock a somewhat other-worldly presence, that I think we all very much enjoyed.

And it seems it wasn’t just me who was left in awe at this wondrous item of clothing; Belstaff put the trench coat worn by Benedict back on the shelves due to popular demand, however, unsurprisingly, at a WHOPPING £1350, not many actually sold. It seems that Sherlock is not left wanting when it comes to money; each Spencer Hart suit cost close to £500, and the Dolce & Gabbana shirts cost an equally GOBSMACKING £155. Wow. But it’s definitely worth it for that look.

Anyway, I’m going to sign off now with a "yay!" that we have our first member! Please, please, please can any lovely readers out there also click the button to 'join this page'; we promise to make it worthwhile with lots of posts! And also, feel free to comment on the blog with your thoughts, opinions, ideas, any Benedict ramblings, and also any suggestions for future posts that you’d like us to write.

Much appreciated,


"So it is that Britain's latest men's style icon is a fictional asexual sociopath first seen onscreen hitting a corpse with a stick."    ---  Alexis Petridis, from The Guardian

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Check this Film Out at a Cinema Somewhere Near You

Based on John Le Carré’s best-selling novel, which I must confess I haven’t read (although it is on my list), the film Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is set for release on 16th September this year, and looks pretty spectacularly awesome. Set in the 1970s, our wonderful man BenMaBeb plays Peter Guillam, who is tasked with finding the mole (traitor) within MI6. I'm not going to shower you with details, as I don’t have them, but a second official trailer has just been released, and it's definitely worth a watch:

So, readers, if you are out there, I most definitely advise you to go check this film out at a cinema somewhere near you; I know for certain that I will be, quite possibly with my fellow blogger HAN. And our viewing will be followed by at least one review / quotes sesh / post related to the film, so it would be highly beneficial for you to have watched it too, as then you will be in a better position to comment!! Go on, you know you want to! And if you are out there, it would also be much appreciated if you would click on that button to the right of the screen in order to follow us - it would be nice to know that our posts our being enjoyed, and that there are others out there who appreciate Mr Benedict Cumberbatch as much as we do.

BB :)

"Try not to start a war before you get home - you know what it does to the traffic"
                                                                                                                             ---Sherlock to Mycroft

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Sherlockian Quotes Episode Three - The Great Game

Ok, so its been a while, but when I started transcribing the best quotes from Sherlock, it hadn't dawned on me that there were so many! It took me over three hours of blood, sweat, broken biros and mini 'I-can't-believe-I-love-BenMaBeb-so-much' tears to do Episode three. I had written them all down BY HAND, and now I am TYPING ALL OF THEM UP FOR YOU. Don't feel bad or anything. So here goes...

Sherlock: "It's not weren't, it's wasn't"

Mr Pugh (the man arrested in Minsk, Belarus): "My old man was a butcher. I know how to handle knives. He learned us how to cut up a beast."
Sherlock: "Taught."
Mr Pugh:"What?"
Sherlock: "He taught you how to cut up a beast."
Mr Pugh: "Yeah well, then I done it."
Sherlock: "Did it."

Mr Pugh: "Without you, I'll get hung for this."
Sherlock: "No, no, no Mr Pugh, not at all...Hanged, yes.

(Sherlock shoots the wall)
John Watson: "What the hell are you doing?"
Sherlock: "Bored."
John Watson: "What?"
Sherlock: "Bored" (BANG) "Bored" (BANG) "Bored" (BANG)

John Watson: "Oh fu-...There's are head. (Shouting) Is that a head?"
Sherlock: "No just tea for me thanks."
John Watson: "No, there's a head in the fridge."
Sherlock: "Yes."
John Waston: "A bloody head."
Sherlock: "Well, where else was I supposed to put it? You don't mind do you? I got it from Barts morgue. I'm measuring the coagulation of saliva after death."

Sherlock: "Sherlock sees through everything and everyone in seconds. What's incredible though is how spectacularly ignorant he is about some things."

Sherlock: "Look it doesn't matter to me who's Prime Minister and who is sleeping with who-"
John Watson: "And if the Earth goes round the sun."
Sherlock: "Oh that again. It's not important!"
John Watson: (mutters) "Not important" (To Sherlock) "Its PRIMARY SCHOOL stuff. How do you not know that?"
Sherlock: "If I ever did I have deleted it."
John Watson: "Deleted it?"
Sherlock: (points to head) "This is my hard drive and it makes sense to only put things in there that are useful, really useful. Ordinary people fill their heads with all kinds of rubbish. It makes it hard to get to the stuff that really matters. Do you see?
John Watson: "But its the solar system!"

Sherlock: "All that matters to me is the work and without it, my brain rots. Put that in your blog, or better still, stop inflicting you opinions on the world."

Mrs Hudson: "You two had a little domestic?"

Sherlock: "Look at that Mrs. Hudson. Quiet, peaceful. Isn't it hateful?"

Sherlock: (To Mycroft) "How's the diet?"

Sherlock: "How's Sarah, John? How was the Lilo?"
Mycroft: "Sofa, Sherlock, it was the sofa."
Sherlock: "oh yes, of course."
John Watson: "How?....oh never mind."

Sherlock: "Coming?"
John Watson: "If you want me."
Sherlock: "Of course, I'd be lost without my blogger."

Sherlock: "Nice stationary."

John Watson: "That's the phone, the pink phone."
Inspector Lestrade: "From the Study in Pink?"
Sherlock: "Well obviously its not the same phone but its supposed to look like it...The Study in Pink? You read his blog?"
Inspector Lestrade: "Of course I read his blog, we all do. Do you really not know that the earth goes round the sun?"

Sherlock: "Pass me my phone."
John Watson: "Where is it?"
Sherlock: "Jacket....(Watson reaches into the jacket that SHERLOCK IS WEARING and feels for the phone) CAREFUL."

Sherlock: "Hospitals are full of hundreds of dying people. Why don't you cry by their bedside DOCTOR and see what good it does them."

Sherlock: "Gay"
Mortuary Doctor: "What?"
John Watson: "Nothing"
Sherlock: "Hey."

John Watson: "Just because because he puts a bit of product in his hair? I put product in my hair."
Sherlock: "There's a difference, you wash your hair."

John Watson: "Charming"
Sherlock: "Just saving her time, isn't that kind?"
John Watson: "No Sherlock, that wasn't kind."

John Watson: "How did I do?"
Sherlock: "Well John... really well...well you missed almost everything important but um...you know."

John Watson: "It's your brother. He's texting me now...how did you get my number?"
Sherlock: "Must be a root canal."

John Watson: (to Mycroft) "He's investigating away."

Sherlock: "I referred to her husband in the past tense. She joined in. It's a bit premature, they've only just found the car."

John Watson: "I've got change for the machine if you still want to..."
Sherlock: "Nicotine patches John, I'm doing well."

Sherlock: "I am on FIRE!"

John Watson: "Has it occurred to you -"
Sherlock: "Probably"
John Watson: "Ahem. Has it occurred to you that.."

Sherlock: "Tetanus bacteria enters the bloodstream. Goodnight Vienna."

Sherlock: "Good Samaritan"
Inspector Lestrade: "Who press gangs suicide bombers?"
Sherlock: "Bad Samaritan."

Mrs Hudson: "I should never wear cerise apparently. It drains me."

John Watson: "Sherlock, we've got deadlines."

Sherlock: "Tut tut, the bomber has repeated himself."

Sherlock: "Well obviously I lost that round, although technically I did solve the case."

John Watson: "So people come to him to get their crimes fixed up, like booking a holiday?"
Sherlock: "Novel."

Sherlock: "He wants to be distracted."
John Watson: "Well, I think you two will be very happy together."
Sherlock: "Sorry WHAT?"
John Watson: "There are lives at stake here Sherlock, actual human lives. Just so I know, do you actually care about that at all?"
Sherlock: "Will caring about them help save them?"
John Watson: "No."
Sherlock: "Well I'll continue to not make that mistake."

Sherlock: "Don't make people into heroes John. Heroes don't exist and if they did, I wouldn't be one of them."

Inspector Lestrade: "Any ideas?"
Sherlock: "Seven."

Inspector Lestrade: "But what has that got to do with the painting. I don't see."
Sherlock: "You do see, you just don't observe."
John Watson: "Yes, alright, alright girls, calm down."

John Watson: "Amazing."
Sherlock: "Meretricious."
Inspector Lestrade: "And a Happy New Year"

Sherlock: "Have a nice day!"

Sherlock: "Fortunately, I haven't been idle."

Sherlock: (looking at the stars under the Vauxhall Arches) "Beautiful isn't it?"
John Watson: "I thought you didn't care about-"
Sherlock: "Doesn't mean I can't appreciate it."

Sherlock: "The homeless network. My eyes and ears all over the city."
John Watson: "So what? You scratch their backs-"
Sherlock: "Yes and then disinfect myself."

Sherlock: "And did those whispers have a name?"

Sherlock: "Come on. I've got a little bit of burglary to do."

Sherlock: "Despite what people think, we still have a secret service."

Sherlock: "NO, NO, NO! Of course he's not the boy's father. Look at the turn ups on his jeans!"

Sherlock: "He was over the moon. Threatened me with a knighthood...AGAIN."

John Watson: "We need milk."
Sherlock: "I'll get some."
John Watson: (Big pause) "Really?"
Sherlock: "Really."
John Watson: "And some beans then?"
Sherlock: "Of course."

Moriarty: "I gave you my number. I thought you might call."

Moriarty: "Is that a British Army Browning L9A1 in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?"

Moriarty: "Jim Moriarty....HI!!"

Sherlock: "Consulting criminal...brilliant."
Moriarty: "Isn't it?!"

Moriarty: "But the flirting is over Sherlock. Daddy's had enough now!"

Sherlock: "But people have died."
Moriarty: "Thats what people DO!"

Moriarty: "Missile plans.........boring!"

Moriarty: "Westwood."

Sherlock: "Catch. You. Later."
Moriarty: "No you won't!"

Sherlock: (to John) "That thing that you did...that you offered to do, that was...ahem...good."

Well thats the final splurge of quotes for this series/season! Enjoy!

HAN :)

I think we seem to have less readers than John Watson's fictional blog - DEPRESSING.  Inspector Lestrade, if you are reading, please subscribe. Cheers mate x

Friday, 29 July 2011

"My Name's Benedict Cumberbatch, and I'm Going to Take You Back in Time"

BC is doing a documentary on Thursday night @ 8” was the text from HAN on Monday.

A whole hour of Benedict Cumberbatch!!! What more could anyone want??  Well, maybe to have heard of the playwright he was doing the documentary on, I guess. But, I just regarded it as an educational experience and reminded myself that it wasn’t BenMaBeb’s fault that I am seriously uncultured when it comes to the theatre.  

Just to fill in the gaps for anyone who didn’t watch it, our Mr Benedict Cumberbatch presented a documentary on BBC4 on Sir Terence Rattigan, entitled ‘The Rattigan Enigma by Benedict Cumberbatch’, available to watch on iPlayer atm. And honestly, from the moment he opened his mouth and said the words, “My name’s Benedict Cumberbatch, and I’m going to take you back in time”, I couldn’t stop watching it. Or, more precisely, listening. To his voice. Because it. Is. AMAZING. There are no other words in the English dictionary to describe it. That is the way that ALL documentaries should be presented.  And then, just to be even more gobsmackingly wonderful, he proceeds to do the voice of “Aunt Edna”, a fictional creation of Rattigan’s formed in an attempt to respond to his critics. Yes. Just Yes.

But it wasn’t just his voice. Oh no. He even pointed out how big his hands were in an old school photo of his. His hands. They are like no-one else’s I have ever seen. In fact, a whole blog post dedicated to them should be written by one of us sometime in the future. There simply isn’t time in this little paragraph.

Okay, so the documentary wasn’t the most thrilling piece of television that I’ll ever watch, but it did let me sit down and watch Benedict tell me, amongst other things, that his parents tried to dissuade him from becoming an actor. :O Just thank your lucky stars, readers (if there are any of you out there) that they didn’t succeed. The whole world would be a different, much sadder and emptier place. 

So thank you, Benedict, for walking around in your beautiful suit, waving your fantastic hands and speaking in your delightful voice for a whole hour last night. Please do more documentaries. Or even just TV appearances in general.


"The dress rehearsal itself was also pretty spectacularly awful" 
          -- BenMaBeb himself on The 1936 Rattigan play French Without Tears.

Friday, 22 July 2011

"I have been reliably informed that I don't have one" - Snatches of information on Sherlock Series Two

Hi, its HAN. I will of course be posting Sherlockian quotes for the third episode 'The Great Game" pretty soon, but I just wanted to share the news that I have gleaned about the second series (or season for our viewers across the pond) of Sherlock. I am gobsmackingly excited about the prospect of more Sherlock stories to ponder over, and more Cumberbatch screen time to slobber over:

Like the first series/season, there will be three, ninety-minute episodes, called 'A Scandal in Belgravia', 'The Hound of Baskervilles' and 'The Reichenbach Fall'. These episodes are based on 'A Scandal in Bohemia', 'The Hound of the Baskervilles' and 'The Final Problem'. 'The Final Problem' is the Conan-Doyle story where Holmes and Moriarty face each other for a 'final battle'. This suggests that there may only be two series/seasons, before the Sherlock crew pack up. This is only my guesswork, so don't quote me on it.

The filming began on 16th May 2011, and should be aired in Autumn 2011. The METRO paper managed to steal some snaps of BenMaBeb doing some action scenes in Soho, London. Apparently, they had to start filming at dawn so they didn't get mobbed by fans. Personally, I think they filmed at dawn for dramatic effect as part of the story. You know, you can't always believe what the newspapers say.

Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the creators of the show have said that the second series concerns three of the most famous Sherlock Holmes stories, after dealing with the slight situation of getting out of the swimming pool without being blown up by the bomb or shot to smithereens by Moriarty's marksmen. Any ideas how you get out of that one? Suggestions in the comment bar :)
The second series also is said to develop the characters of Holmes and Watson. 
Moriarty:"I will burn the heart out of you."
Sherlock: "I have been reliably informed that I don't have one"
"You can't just go back to: 'You have no emotions.' 'I don't care.' You've got to move on somewhere and make sure the other characters have something of a journey too" say Moffat and Gatiss. They want to show through the next instalment that Sherlock really does have a heart and that he and Watson do grow closer and learn to accept each others differences.... to an extent. Well, its Sherlock Holmes - how much can he accept of normal human life? :)

Well thats about it for Series/ Season two of Sherlock. If I have missed any news out, or anybody has important updates, feel free to comment.


"I am very flattered. I have also become a verb as in I have cumberbatched the UK audience apparently. Who knows, by the end of the year I might become a swear word too." - Benedict Cumberbatch

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

'Keep Calm and Carry On' Sherlock Style

Inspired by HAN's long list of gobsmackingly brilliant Sherlock quotes, I thought I'd make a few little posters, Keep Calm and Carry On style. There's a few Sherlock-themed ones chilling on Google images already, but, to be honest, the cool person inside me wanted to make my own. I thought four would be enough for one blog post, and also enough for one day, but I've got a few more ideas in my slightly crazy brain ready to be converted with the help of publisher...

In fact, I must confess, the hardest part of this process was most definitely trying to lay the images out on this post, and as you can see, I've pretty much failed at it. Oh well, hopefully my skills will have improved next time.

More soon, and that's a promise!

BB :)

"It's a three-patch problem" -- Sherlock

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Blah de Blah, Etcetera, Etcetera

Even though this is going to look a little weird in the middle of a load of beautiful Sherlockian quotes, here goes!

To be perfectly honest, ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ is not something I’d normally sit down and watch, and to be equally as honest, it’s not something I’d watch again. Yes, I’m interested in history; in fact, I love it. But watching some wishy washy “let’s turn this historical event/person into a romantic/tragic movie with women wailing and crying and men talking posh whilst riding horses” really doesn’t appeal to me. Unless, of course, a certain Mr Benedict Cumberbatch joins in the action and lands himself a part. A very small part, but even so. (William Carey, if you're interested.) In fact, who in their right mind would even contemplate giving even a young version of our Ben one of the smallest “main” parts in any movie? But then, these weren’t exactly the best movie makers, as anyone who watched this film must surely agree.

Before you think I’m having a moan just for the sake of it, I sat down to watch the film with an open mind, blah de blah, etcetera, etcetera; but I genuinely didn’t enjoy it. They tried to go down the “Anne Boleyn wasn’t the innocent girl we get taught about in school” route, and credit where credit’s due, according to Wikipedia, they’re right. Although there’s always the possibility that they wrote and edited Anne’s wiki page themselves. However, their attempt to portray this “real” Anne didn’t work in the slightest. If you’re going to go down that route, you at least have to mention her affairs with both the French King and his courtiers, not just pick and choose the bits you want to include. Go back to History class.

In fact, only Benedict’s brief appearances, and the naïve hope that he might make some more, kept me watching this slow burner. The single moving scene in the film was when he was getting his heart broken by ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’. I can’t even remember her name. (Neither could the person who wrote the title by the looks of it.) There are times in life when you just want to hug someone, and this was most definitely one of them. Bless him. He’s amazing. Unfortunately, this film was not.

But that’s okay, because there are plenty of other opportunities for me to watch Benedict in all his awesomeness.

More soon


"Cumberbatch – it sounds like a fart in a bath, doesn’t it? What a fluffy old name. I can never say it on a Monday morning. When I became an actor, Mum wasn’t keen on me keeping it."

Sherlockian Quotes Episode Two - The Blind Banker

John Watson: “I don’t have the shopping”
Sherlock: "Why not?”
John Watson: “Because I had a row with the chip and pin machine – or rather, it sat there and I shouted abuse at it”

Sherlock: "I sent them a message”

John Watson: Its password protected
Sherlock: "In a manner of speaking, it took me less than one minute to guess the password. It’s not exactly Fort Knox.”

John Watson: “Yes, when you said we were going to the bank…”

Sherlock: "This is my friend, John Watson”
Sebastian (Bank Guy): “Friend?”
John Watson: “Colleague”

Sherlock: "Flying all the way round the world, twice in a month?”
Sherlock: "Its not a trick”
Sherlock: "No, I was just chatting with your secretary, she told me”
John Watson: “You didn’t ask his secretary did you?”

John Watson: “It’s the only explanation of all of the facts”
Sherlock: "Wrong, it’s one explanation of some of the facts”

Sherlock: "Would you like me to carry on?”
John Watson: “No its fine, we get th – “
Sherlock: "Well I might as well finish, I’ m nearly at the end of my list.”

John Watson: “I thought all bankers were supposed to be heartless bastards

DI Dimmock: “And the bullet – ?“
Sherlock: "Went through the open window.”

Sherlock: "there aren’t many Van Coons in the phone book – TAXI!”

Sherlock: "I’ve just locked my keys in my flat
Lady: “DO you want me to buzz you in?”
Sherlock: "Yeah! – And can I use your balcony?”

John Watson: “He was being threatened, and not by the gas board”

Sherlock: "This investigation might move a bit quicker if you took MY WORD AS GOSPEL”

John Watson: “Why do they die Sherlock?”

Sherlock: "The world is run if codes and ciphers, John”

Sherlock: "I need to ask for some advice”
John Watson: “What?”
Sherlock: " You heard me John, I’m not saying it again.”

Sherlock: "I said could you pass me a pen?”
John Watson: “What? When?
Sherlock: "About an hour ago”
John Watson: “You didn’t notice I’d gone then?”

Sherlock: "He’s killed another one”

Sherlock: "You have seen the ballistics report?”
DI Dimmock:  (nod)
Sherlock: "And I take it the shot wasn’t fired from his gun?”
DI Dimmock: “No”

Sherlock: "It’s not what they say, its what they brought back in their suitcases.”
John Watson: “And you don’t think duty free”

Sherlock: "Remind me, when was the last time it rained?”

Sherlock: "Do you leave your windows open when you go on holiday?”

John Watson: “ME Sherlock, in court, on Tuesday. THEY’RE GIVING ME AN ASBO”

DI Dimmock: “Your friend – “
John Watson: “Please, say whatever you want and I am 100% behind you.”
Di Dimmock: “He’s an arrogant sod”
John Watson: “Well that was mild.”

Sherlock: "Oh stupid, STUPID! Obvious. He’s still here.”

John Watson: “I’m Sherlock Holmes, I work alone because no one can compete with my MASSIVE INTELLECT.”

Sherlock: "Forget about your court date”

Sherlock: "What are you thinking? The pork or the pasta?”

Sherlock: "I don’t eat when I’m working, digestion slows me down.”

Sherlock: "Maybe these two went to the same Chinese tattoo parlour.  Or maybe, I was telling the truth”

Sherlock: "This is not just a gang, it’s a cult”

Sherlock: "Careful, some of those skulls are over 200,000 years old, have a bit of respect……Thank You.”

Mrs Hudson: “Are we collecting for charity Sherlock? “

Sherlock: "It’s got to be a book they both own”
John Watson: “ Oh, great. Well, that wont take too long.”

DI Dimmock: “Is there anything else I can do?…to assist you I mean.”
Sherlock: "Some silence now would be great.”

John Watson: “Actually, I’ve got a date. Its where two people who like each other go out and have fun.”
Sherlock: "Where are you going?”
John Watson: “Cinema.”
Sherlock: "Oh dull. Boring. Predictable.”

John Watson: (Whispering) “While I’m trying to… WHILE I’M TRYING TO GET OFF WITH SARAH.”

Sarah: “Is it just me or is anyone else starving?”
Sherlock: (to himself) “oh god...”

Sherlock: "A hairpin, worth 9 million pounds”
John Watson: “Why so much”
Sherlock: "It depends who owned it”

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Sherlockian Quotes Episode 1 - 'A Study in Pink'

I watched the first episode of 'Sherlock' last weekend and transcribed some of the best quotes from Sherlock and other characters. I had a blast doing it. It made me realise how genius the script is for this series, and how you only get some of the more complicated jokes when watching the episode for a second time. I knew what was going to happen this time, so I could appreciate the smaller, finer details of the show. Anyway...enjoy, and if you think there are any that I have missed out, feel free to comment.

·   Sherlock: "Fine, We’ll start with the riding crop" 

·   Sherlock: "Are you wearing lipstick, you weren’t wearing lipstick before?"

rf  Mortuary Doctor: "Maybe later, I could get you a coffee?"
·   Sherlock: "Black, two sugars please, I’ll be upstairs."
    Sherlock: "Oh, I prefer to text."

·   Sherlock: "Afghanistan or Iraq?"

·   Sherlock: "What happened to the lipstick?"
    Mortuary Doctor: “It wasn’t working for me”
     Sherlock: "Oh, I thought it was a big improvement; your lips look too small now"

     Sherlock: "Would that bother you, potential flat mates should learn the worst about each other."

     Sherlock: "Sorry, got to dash, I think I left my riding crop in the mortuary."

     Sherlock: "The name is Sherlock Holmes and the address is 221B Baker Street – afternoon."

     Sherlock: "My thoughts exactly, so I went straight ahead and moved in."

     Sherlock : "Four serial suicides and now a note ahh it’s Christmas. Mrs. Hudson, I’ll be late, might need some food."

     Sherlock: "Possible suicides, four of them, there’s no point sitting at home when there’s finally something fun going on."
     Sherlock : "Who cares about decent, the game, Mrs. Hudson, IS ON."

     Sherlock: "I’m a consulting detective. Only one in the world, I invented the job. It means when the police are out of their depth, which is always, they consult me."

     John Watson: "That…. was amazing."
     Sherlock: "Its not what people normally say"
     John Watson: "What do people normally say?"
     Sherlock: "Piss off"

·   Sherlock: "Is your wife away for long (...) your deodorant told me that."
     Anderson: "How?"
     Sherlock:  "Its for men."
     Anderson: "Well of course its for men, I’m wearing it."
     Sherlock: "So is Sergeant Donovan (...)I’m not implying anything, I’m sure Sally came round for a little chat and just happened to stay over. And I assume she scrubbed your floors going by the state of her knees.

     Sherlock: "Shut up"
     Lestrade: "I didn’t say anything"
     Sherlock: "You were thinking, its annoying"

    Sherlock (to Anderson): "Yes, thanks you for your input, SLAM"

     Sherlock: "Dear God, What is it like in your funny little brains? It must be so boring."

     Sherlock: "They take the poison themselves, they chew, swallow the pills themselves, there are clear sign even you lot couldn’t miss them."
     Sherlock: "Its murder. All of them, I don’t know how. They’re not suicides, they’re killings. Serial killings. We’ve got ourselves a serial killer; I love those, always something to look forward to."
     Sherlock: "Her case, what did she do with her case? Did she eat it?"

     Sherlock: "Ah breathing, breathing is boring."

     Sherlock: "Ah yeah, of course, can I borrow your phone."
     John Watson: "You brought me here to send a text?!
     Sherlock: "A text yes, the number on my desk."
     John Watson: "I was on the other side of London"

·   Sherlock: "These words exactly – What happened at Laureston Gardens, I must have blacked out 22 Northumberland Street."

     Sherlock: "Oh perhaps I should mention, I didn’t kill her."
     Sherlock: "It took less than an hour to find the right skip."
     Sherlock: "Well I had to be pink obviously"
     John Watson: "Why didn’t I think of that?"
     Sherlock: "Because you’re an idiot. No, no, don’t be like that, practically everyone is."

     Sherlock: "Four people are dead; there isn’t time to talk to the police"
     Sherlock: "Mrs. Hudson took my skull."
     Sherlock: "Haven’t the faintest. Hungry?"
     Sherlock: "Girlfriend – no. Not really my area."

     John Watson: "Do you have a boyfriend, which is fine by the wa-"
     Sherlock: "I know its fine."
     John Watson: "So you have a boyfrie-"
     Sherlock: "No."
     John Watson: "Right Ok, you’re unattached just like me."
     Sherlock: "John um, I think you should know that I consider myself married to my work and although I am flattered by your interest, I really am not looking for anything."
     John Watson: "No, no, no, NOT. I’m not asking, I’m just saying …it’s all fine."
     Sherlock: "Good, thank you"

     Sherlock: "Inspector Lestrade? – yeah, I pickpocket him when he’s annoying."
     Sergeant Donovan: "Are these human eyes?"
     Sherlock: "Put them back.
     Sergeant Donovan: "They were in the microwave."
     Sherlock: "It’s an experiment."
     Sherlock: "Anderson, I’m not a psychopath, I’m a high functioning sociopath – do your research."
     Sherlock: "Shut up everybody, shut up. Don’t move, don’t speak don’t breath."
     Sherlock: "Anderson, face the other way, you’re putting me off."
     Sherlock: "Look at you lot, you’re all so vacant, is it nice not being me it must be so relaxing."
     Sherlock: "She's cleverer than you lot, and she's dead"

     Sherlock: "Anderson, don’t talk out loud, you lower the IQ of the whole street."
     Sherlock: "Who hunts in the middle of a crowd?"
     Sherlock: "I’m in shock; look I have an orange blanket."
     Sherlock: "Good shot"
     Sherlock: "Are you all right?"
     John Watson: "Yes course I’m alright"
     Sherlock: "Well you have just killed a man"
    John Watson: "Well yes…that’s true… but he wasn’t a very nice man"
    Sherlock: "No he wasn’t really was he?"
     John Watson: "Frankly a bloody awful cabby."
     Sherlock: "That’s true, he was a bad cabby, you should have seen the route he took us to get here."
     John Watson: "Ha-ha stop it, you can’t giggle, it’s a crime scene stop it"
     Sherlock: "Well you’re the one who shot him don’t blame me"
     John Watson: "Keep your voice down (to passer by) sorry its just nerves I think."
     Sherlock: "Sorry."

·   John Watson: "You were going to take that damn pill weren’t you?"
     Sherlock: "Course I wasn’t, I was biding my time. Knew you’d turn up."
     John Watson: "No you didn’t. That’s how you get your kick s isn’t it? You risk your life to prove you’re clever."
     Sherlock: "Why would I do that?"
    John Watson: "‘Cause you’re an idiot"
     Sherlock: "Dinner?"
     John Watson "Starving."

     Sherlock: "Good evening Mycroft. Try not to start a war before I get home, you know what it does to the traffic"