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.

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 :)

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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 na├»ve 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"


Friday, 1 July 2011

Only Benedict Cumberbatch Could Mesmerise Every Member of an Audience

Hello out there to anyone who is fortunate enough to have stumbled across the BCAS blog! And also a big hello to anyone who is only reading this because you’ve just spent the past hour/day/however long putting up with the two of us going on about it! It’s BB here, with my first blog post. Slightly apprehensive, I’ll admit – I hope it lives up to HAN’s standards! I thought I’d start with a little something Sherlocky I did last week, because it ties in with BenMaBeb very nicely.

Because I’m cool, I spent my lunchtime last Friday standing up in front of 20ish people, absolutely bricking it, about to do a history presentation. Entitled ‘A Study in Forensics: The History of the Science of Deduction’, the inspiration for what can only be described as an act of stupidity (or maybe bravery, if I want to big myself up a bit) came by reading the absolutely incredible, non-stop, on-the-go Sherlock Holmes series by the one and only genius that is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Anyone who is anyone will have read at least one of his 4 novels and 56 short stories, and must surely agree with me that no crime fiction writer could ever better his style, originality, characterisation and storylines, and I must confess that I am often found sitting in the classroom engrossed in a massive red book – my entire collection of the Sherlock Holmes stories, bought for just £15 at the Sherlock Holmes Museum in Baker Street. (Actually, it was found in the shop by HAN, my fellow lovely blogger.)

As with most things that I start, I didn’t have a clue where the presentation was headed; I just knew that somehow, I wanted to include a bit of history, a bit of forensics, a bit of the Sherlock Holmes stories, and a few DVD clips from the BBC series of Sherlock. Obviously, this is where the magnificent Benedict Cumberbatch comes into this post, in the form of the great Sherlock Holmes himself.

So, I locked myself in my room one day in the Easter holidays, laptop on my lap (which I guess is where it’s meant to sit), iPod in my ears (again, where else would I put it?), and spent the next I-don’t-know-how-long researching anything and everything to do with forensics and history. Eventually, weeks later (literally, the night before I was due to do the presentation) I came out with a completed end product. Blood spatter analysis, fingerprinting, craniology, ballistics, toxicology and psychological profiling, all just about mashed into a half-hour long sesh one lunch time in the history classroom. However, what absolutely 100% without a doubt stole the show were the 3 BEAUTIFUL clips from Sherlock; each one showing Cumberbatch in all his incredible acting abilities. (At least, they did after a slightly embarrassing moment when I couldn’t work Windows Media Player. I sincerely advise you readers to try out any technology you use BEFORE you start speaking to a room full of people.) Honestly, the number of people who came up asking to borrow my DVD afterwards! Only Benedict Cumberbatch could mesmerise pretty much every member of an audience with just 3 minutes of superbly outstanding acting, and by waving a gun around his head to demonstrate how a left hander would find it difficult to shoot themselves in the right temple. There are no words to describe it – he is BRILLIANT!

So, I’m going to sign off with plea for you to comment on and subscribe to our blog – be the first! And also, if you haven’t already, watching Sherlock is an absolute MUST!

BB :) 

"Oh hell, what does it matter?! So we go round the sun - if we went round the moon or... round and round the garden like a teddy bear, it wouldn't make any difference."
-- Sherlock

Well Slap Me Twice and Call Me Sherlock

Hello our grand total of 0 subscribers so far! Its HAN here. I thought it would be a great way to start to explain how I came to see Benedict Cumberbatch first act on screen, which it fact was quite a happy accident. It was over the summer last year and I just casually decided to plonk myself in front of the sofa and watch the telly. What started as as casual channel flicking sesh, quickly turned out to be an hour and a half of pure excitement and toe tingling joy. For what I saw - by pure chance and unfeasible good luck - was 'A Study in Pink' the first episode of the series 'Sherlock', starring his beautiful curly haired self as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson. 'Sherlock' is a modernised series of stories inspired by the 'Sherlock Holmes' books by Scottish author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Well slap me twice and call me Sherlock, it was GOBSMACKING. I was riveted from the very first second to the rolling credits. The combination of Cumberbatch and Freeman's show-stopping acting and the catchy, lightning fast, witty and Einsteinianly genius script made this average Sunday night transform into a day of enlightenment.

After finding out completely by coincidence that BB had also watched the episode, we spent over an hour gassing about the plot, the quotes and whether he would have taken the pill (but anyway, we'll leave that for another blog post) whilst playing a game of table tennis - as you do, as you were, as you like it. From then until now, I have strived to watch as much BenMaBeb acting as possible - as much as a hectic teenage life will let me anyhow.
So there we go, that how I discovered my role model and number one dude, Mr Benedict Cumberbatch.
More soon,
H x