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.

Monday, 5 March 2012

A Bit More Sherlock Art... and the Best Present I Have Ever Received

Hello one and all,
I hope you all enjoyed the crockery post. BB and I had the most enjoyable time decorating those ceramics - and they came out surprisingly well! Our good old friend SH (no, not Sherlock Holmes) who is also a fellow BenMaBeb fan gave me a VERY late birthday present (late, bearing in mind my birthday is September - it is so late, it is almost early for my next birthday). However in this case, I will forgive her, as it is probably the most gorgeous present that I have ever been given. So, ladies and gentlemen I proudly present...
Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock - a drawing by our official blog artist - SH.

SH - I love it. I know you think I am being all sentimental and mushy, but seriously, you have been moved up my favourite people list because of this. A big, awkward, unwanted hug coming your way soon. 

BB and I promise that we will be back with proper posts soon, but there is no peace...or rest for the wicked.


IOU - Moriarty to Sherlock
(In our case, WE O U about 65 blog posts XD)

Friday, 2 March 2012

Sherlockian Crockery

Hello readers,

I thought I'd take this blog post to show off your BCAS bloggers' creative side, as you mainly get to experience our literary ramblings, rather than our artistic *cough* expertise *cough*. Now, this isn't something we do everyday, in fact, this isn't something I've ever attempted before, but HAN and I got painting a few weeks back. And as you can see, this wasn't any ordinary painting: this was Sherlockian Crockery painting. 

I must confess, it was HAN who came prepared with the Holmes silhouette and quote bank, which I guess makes up for her temporarily losing her Benedict Cumberbatch shirt.

And these awesomosoarus pictures were the day's creations. The plate belongs to HAN, who went for the sleek, stylish and sophisticated black and white look, combining some of the programme's best quotes, as well as the snazzy BCAS initials. I went for the mug, because you can never have too many, and decided to "Union Flag" (it's only Jack when it's flying at sea) the silhouette, and go for the "falling's just like flying" quote, with BCAS written on the handle. There was a little bit of a major doubt in my mind as to how mine was going to appear, as the blue paint was purple before the mug was glazed, and I didn't have 100% confidence in it coming out blue. Thankfully, it did.

So, that's it for this BCAS update. Thanks for reading, and as always, please feel completely free to input into the blog by commenting, subscribing and telling your friends about us. And if any of you feel compelled to make your own Sherlockian Crockery, let us know - we'd love to see them!

BB :) 

"Would you like to know who ate the wafer?" --- Sherlock to the Judge

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Sherlock Joke - Thanks to JB

Our Friend JB shared this on Facebook and we though it deserved a mention on the blog...

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson go on a camping trip. After a good dinner and a bottle of wine, they retire for the night, and go to sleep.

Some hours later, Holmes wakes up and nudges his faithful friend. “Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.”

“I see millions and millions of stars, Holmes” replies Watson.

“And what do you deduce from that?”

Watson ponders for a minute. “Well, 

Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. 

Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. 

Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. 

Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. 

Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful, and that we are a small and insignificant part of the universe. 
But what does it tell you, Holmes?”

Holmes is silent for a moment. 

“Watson, you idiot!” he says. “Someone has stolen our tent!”


Friday, 10 February 2012

Falling's just like flying, except there's a more permanent destination

Well, push me off the top of a hospital, because it's been absolutely ages since Sherlock Series Two Episode Three aired, and I can't believe it's taken me this long to get my act together and give a little review. My sincere apologies - I have honestly never been so busy in my life.

And what can I say? It was absolutely gobsmackingly awesome and 100% riveting. In fact, there is so much to say that I may just have to give you a long spiel of the rushed notes I made while re-watching it, otherwise I will be forever kicking myself for leaving something out. I'll put in brackets any explanations necessary because some of them I can't even understand myself. So, here goes:

Not sure I like his therapist (Aimed at John's therapist, who got his hands shaking from trauma wrong in Series 1 Ep 1, and doesn't seem to understand the enormity of SHERLOCK DYING)

Falls of the Reichenbach - the Reichenbach hero (nice touch there)

Boffin & the Bachelor

Casual hanging mannequin (some theories as to whether this has something to do with Sherlock's survival?)

I wonder where we can get Moriarty's app from? Loving the symphony conducting.

"He's back"

Conan Doyle reference on newspapers (look closely - another nice touch)

"I'll just be myself"

Trial - hilarious - "would you like to know who ate the wafer?"

Sherlock makes tea :)

"Every fairy tale needs a good old-fashioned villain"

Finger tapping - binary (I would like to take a moment to point out that I figured out it was binary before it was mentioned. Yes.)

Everyone needs a live-in ordinary person.

IOU? Apple, hospital windows. "I owe you a fall Sherlock" (Is this the last we'll hear of this?)

John taken off in a strange car AGAIN

Anderson's back! Doing a brilliant impression of an idiot. And Donavon = a bit of a cow tbh.

Molly = Moriarty's girlfriend (did anyone else other than me forget this little nugget of information?)

Screaming child - why? (Possibly left unexplained?)

Sir Boastalot cab movie - creepy as. Slowly his world falls apart around him - brilliant editing between 2 scenes + music. (A massive nod to Andrew Scott at this moment, who I must say was awesome throughout.)

I'd quite like 4 assassins to protect me. (Slight nod to the book)

So much love for John with the "no-one could fake being such a dick all the time" line.

The punch. YES JOHN.

Moriarty the storyteller ... lock up your children. Rich Brook - Reichen Bach (How do they think it all up?)

The Molly scene. Aww.

Mycroft. Tut tut tut. Smarmy git. Another awesome John moment.

Music - Beegees - staying alive's boring. (I must also take a moment to mention SH's (that's not Sherlock Holmes) musical awareness to spot the Johann Sebastian Bach references.)

Mrs Hudson's injury = nod to original (where John was called away to a supposedly dying woman). Also suicide call allowed by M (similar to the note which John finds)

M's short coat has NOTHING on Sherlock's.

Even cares about Greg - despite not knowing his first name before Ep 2 (but no Molly in friends list...)

Martin Freeman - had nearly in tears - "don't be dead" line even when you know he's not dead & didn't even believe the lie at the end - John! (I must admit, his acting was superb.)

So, that's pretty much all the notes I scribbled down and have spent the last however long trying to decipher, except for the possible theories on how Sherlock survived, but I think the plan is to save that for another post. This was a particularly amazing and clever episode, sending me through all the emotions from despair to laughter and back again (repeat process constantly for 90 mins), and credit must be shared equally between writers, directors, actors, musicians, camerapeople and in all honesty everyone who was working on it. I can't wait until Series Three!

If you have anything else you'd like to add about this episode, or theories on Sherlock's survival, or just anything Sherlocky or Benedict-related, please leave a comment.

Thanks for reading

BB :)

"Do you think you could survive for just a few minutes without showing off?" --- Judge to Sherlock

Thursday, 2 February 2012

The Reichenbach Fall - Quotes

Hello my dears,
So here is the thing: due to the disgusting, wrist-slitting amount of work that BB and I have been burdened with over the few weeks, we have monumentally cocked up and have not written anything on the blog about Sherlock 2 episode 2 and 3. We will rectify this glaring flaw in the near future, that is a promise. And if we don't, you can skin us, and then make us into shoes. As the quoting maestro of this little blogging duo, I also want to explain my method for getting these gems of literary genius on paper. On Sunday nights I watch the episode and fall in love with it all over again. Then during the week, I attempt to watch the episode at least twice more and write out all the quotes by hand. Then I type them up on Thursday or Friday in the week. This is a long but thoroughly enjoyable process, but of course I make a few mistakes and mis-quote some of it or miss some out whilst frantically writing the line before. To be honest, Sherlock is so gobsmackingly brilliant that I end up writing out the whole script for you. I think it would also be a great opportunity to say that I do not own any of the material in the quote posts - I am merely sharing the awesomess of Sherlock with all of the fans out there. Here are the quotes for 'The Reichenbach Fall', the last episode of Series 2:

Watson: My best friend, Sherlock Holmes, is dead.

Watson: Say thank you.
Sherlock: Why?
Watson: Just say it.
Sherlock: Thank You.

Sherlock: A tiepin, I don’t wear ties.

 Watson: Sarcasm.
Sherlock: Yes.

Sherlock: Boffin, boffin Sherlock Holmes.

Sherlock: Why is it always the hat photograph (punches newspaper!)
Watson: Bachelor, bachelor John Watson.
Sherlock: What kind of hat is it anyway?
Watson: What the hell are they implying?
Sherlock: Is it a cap, why has it got two fronts?
Watson: It’s a deerstalker…frequently seen in the company of bachelor John Watson.
Sherlock: How can you stalk a deer with a hat?
Watson: Confirmed bachelor John Watson.
Sherlock: Is it some sort of death Frisbee?
Watson Ok this is too much we need to be more careful.
Sherlock: It’s got flaps, ear flaps, its an ear hat John…what do you mean more careful?
Watson: I mean, this isn’t a deerstalker now; this is a Sherlock Holmes hat. I mean that you’re not exactly a private detective anymore; you are this far from famous.
Sherlock: Oh, it’ll pass.

Watson: It’s your phone.
Sherlock: Mmm, keeps doing that.

Moriarty: No Rush.

Watson: Sherlock.
Sherlock: Not now.
Watson: Sherlock.
Sherlock: Not now.
Watson: He’s back.

Watson: Intelligent fine, let’s give smart arse a wide berth.
Sherlock: I will just be myself
Watson: Are you listening to me?

Sherlock: You repel me.

Sherlock: First, James Moriarty isn’t a man at all.

Judge: Do you think you could survive for just a few minutes without showing off?

Watson: What did I say? I said don’t get clever.
Sherlock: I can’t just turn it off like a tap.

Watson: Don’t do that.
Sherlock: Do what?
Watson: The look
Sherlock: Look?
Watson: The look, you’re doing the look again.                
Sherlock: Well I cant see it can I? (Looks in mirror) It’s my face
Watson: Yes and it’s doing a thing, you’re doing a thing that says we both know what’s really going on here face.
Sherlock: We do.
Watson: No I don’t, which is why I find the face so annoying.

Sherlock: Most people knock, well then your not most people I suppose.

Moriarty: Every fairy-tale needs a good old-fashioned villain.

Moriarty: What’s the final problem, I did tell you but you didn’t listen.

Moriarty: Do you find it hard to say you don’t know?
Sherlock: I don’t know.

Moriarty: Honey, you should see me in a crown.

Moriarty: Suddenly, I am Mr Sex.           

Sherlock: What is it all for?

Moriarty: Falling is just like flying, it’s just that there’s a more permanent destination.

Moriarty: I owe you.

Mycroft: We don’t want a repeat of 1972.

Watson: I was thinking about doing a drinks thing for the neighbours.
Mycroft: I don’t think you want to.

Watson: Why don’t you talk to Sherlock if you are so concerned about him? Oh God, don’t tell me
Mycroft: There’s too much history between us John. Old scores, resentments.
Watson: Nicked all his smurfs? Broke his action man?

Lestrade: Isn’t it great to be working with a celebrity?

Sherlock: Brilliant Anderson.
Anderson: Really.
Sherlock: Brilliant impression of an idiot.

Watson: Having fun?
Sherlock: Starting to.
Watson: Try to stop the smiling? Kidnapped children?

Sherlock: The more they ate the faster they died.
Watson: Sherlock.

Lestrade: Don’t let it get to you, I always feel like screaming when you walk into a room, well so do most people.

Sherlock: This is my cab. You get the next one.
Watson: Why?
Sherlock: Because you might talk.

Sherlock: He died because I shook his hand.

Sherlock: Dust is eloquent.
Mrs Hudson: What’s he on about?

Mrs Hudson: Cameras? Here, I’m in my nighty!

Watson: Sherlock, I don’t want the world believing that you’re…
Sherlock: I’m a what
Watson: That, you’re a fraud.

Watson: No one could fake being such an annoying dick all the time.

Watson: They’re all queuing up to slap on the handcuffs. Every single officer that you’ve made feel like a tit.

Watson: Sherlock, we are going to need to coordinate.

 If you think that there are anymore worthy quotes - feel free to comment. 
We want this to be a Sherlock community, a two way conversation, so just add your thoughts to the post.


Saturday, 14 January 2012

Preview for Sherlock Series 2 Episode 3

Absolutely no writing needed - I can't wait!

BB :)

"Intelligent, fine. Let's give smart ass a wide birth." --- John

Friday, 13 January 2012

Get out your cheekbones and turn up your coat collars

Hello readers,

Sorry for the delay in posting the review for Sherlock Series 2 Episode 2, but I’ve been a tad busy this week!

So, like last week, HAN and I decided to watch the second instalment together, but at her house this time. (I would like to take a moment to point out to all readers that I did wear my Benedict Cumberbatch t-shirt for both viewings.I don't let the side down haha.)  And I think we wanted to know the same thing as the rest of the country: what were they going to do with the dog?

Well, in simple terms, something very different to what Arthur Conan Doyle did with it. I’m not sure they had hallucinogenic fog in his day. I must say, this was an extremely clever take on the many adaptations of ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ that seem convinced that the Devon moors are constantly shrouded in mist. Okay, so they may not be the tropics, but they’re not that bad. Honestly...

But let me go back to the beginning, before Sherlock and John made it to Devon. One of the biggest ‘laugh out loud’ moments has to have been the “shut up and smoke” part, involving some outlandish acting from Benedict while Martin Freeman as John tried his utmost to keep a straight face. Also worth a massive mention (skipping back to Devon again) was the Land Rover. Well, to be more precise, Sherlock driving the Land Rover. Forget the “where did they hire it from” question: when did Sherlock learn to drive?

So, there were quite a few allusions to the book littered throughout the episode: Major Barrymore with his beard, Dr Mortimor, Sir Henry Baskerville becoming Henry Knight, and, of course, Dr Stapleton, the red herring. I must say that HAN and I did pick up on the “cell phone” reference from Franklin, but I am claiming absolutely no credit for guessing that he was the man behind it all, because, quite frankly (note the pun), I didn’t. And just when we thought John had deduced something for himself with “UMQRA”, it turns out it was actually a different sort of “dogging”. Bless him.

There were an uncountable number of awesome moments, a few of my favourites being possibly the best camera shot EVER involving the lift doors, as well as Benedict trying to hold back tears, which may have produced a few “aww”s from me and HAN. Such a shame it was drug induced. This review couldn’t be complete, though, without a special mention of the mind palace scene. BEST BIT BEST BIT BEST BIT! Some gobsmackingly awesome improvisation from Benedict, coupled with incredible computer graphics and the hilarious Elvis moment just made it for me. Yes. Just yes.

So, this leaves me looking forward with mega anticipation to this Sunday’s episode – what was Moriarty doing in that cell?...

Anyway, I must wrap this post up – I need to go to my mind palace.


"It's not actually possible for the victim to have done it." --- John to Sherlock (an awesome Cluedo gag that deserves some recognition)

Monday, 2 January 2012

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Sherlock...

Dear all,
First of all, punch me in the face. Go on punch me, in the face, didn't you hear me? I deserve to be punched due the shocking amount of time it has been since I discoursed my thoughts about BenMaBeb into this blog. I have somewhat relied on BB to keep this baby rolling. But now I am here, and that's all that matters. Well it has been about 24 hours since the credits rolled on A Scandal in Belgravia, the first episode of series (season for you yanks out there) two of the BBC's Sherlock. BB and I decided to watch it together, and so I went to BB's house and we watched it there. I must admit I failed to find my Benedict Cumberbatch t-shirt in time before I had to go out. So there I am, letting the side down again :(

Well...what did you think? I found that it was somewhat different to the first Sherlock series in as much that there was not one clear storyline from the beginning and there were many false starters, when you thought 'ohhhhh so this is the mystery', but then it was just passed over, such as the Speckled Blonde (neat reference there to the Speckled Band). The first half an hour may not have gripped me with mystery, but did certainly make be giggle. I never thought there would be a time when I would see Benedict Cumberbatch strut around and sulk like a three year old dressed in only a sheet, in the middle of Buckingham Palace. I loved it. Simple as. Moffat and Gatiss seem to be focusing more on the relationships between the characters instead of an open and shut case. I found the part with Molly Hooper, the Bart's Morgue worker at Sherlock and John's drinks party equally funny and shatteringly heart breaking as her whole evening falls apart when he pick up her present FOR HIM and then tramples on her self esteem in about twenty different ways. Tragic, but pure gold television.

However, when we did get into the nitty gritty stuff, my love for this 90 minutes of heaven grew. We get to meet Miss Adler ahem....in all her glory, when Sherlock attempts to act as a mugged priest and get into her ahem.....safe. However, he finds himself being straddled and 'de-frocked' just as John walks in....:) The smoke alarm and safe part was awesome, as was........seeing Sherlock's bedroom! Ohhhhh the periodic table <3 Mark Gatiss plays a very convincing Mycroft and I like his interaction with Martin Freeman who, by the way, is the only Watson for me.

An interesting and ongoing question raised by all Sherlock fans is: Is Sherlock straight, gay, bisexual, or asexual? Just as you thought that he and Adler were getting a bit steamy, we find out that he was actually TAKING HER PULSE. He obviously has feelings for her, but whether it is of a professional admiration for her, or he is falling for her? I think it may be a mixture of both, but we shall have to wait and see. *AHHHHHHHH* oops, sorry. Just got a text haha. Anyway, here are a few quotes that I managed to get down after watching it again. The full complete list will be up in the future:

Moriarty: Do you mind if I get that? 
Sherlock: Oh no, please, you’ve got the rest of your life.

Moriarty:I will find you and I will skin you.

Moriarty:Sorry, wrong day to die
Sherlock: Oh, did you get a better offer?

Moriarty: I you have what you say you have, I will make you rich. If you don’t I will make you into shoes.

Watson: What happened there? (makes me laugh so much, he is just as clueless sometimes as the audience are!)

Sherlock: I have a blog.
Watson: In which you innumerate 240 types of tobacco ash

Sherlock: People don’t really go to heaven when they die, they go to a special room where they are burned.

Lestrade: Any ideas?
Sherlock: 8 so far………ok four ideas…..maybe two ideas

Sherlock: Tell us from the start, don’t be boring.

Sherlock: Pass me over
Watson: Ok, but there is a mute button, and I will use it.

Watson: Are you wearing any pants?
Sherlock: No

Watson: I am seriously fighting an impulse so steal an ashtray

Watson: Are we here to see the queen? (enter Mycroft)
Sherlock: Apparently yes

Sherlock: I take the precaution of a good coat and a short friend.

Watson: Boys please, not here.

Mycroft: I’ll be mother
Sherlock: And there is a whole childhood in a nutshell

Sherlock: You have a police force of sorts and a marginally secret service why did you ask me?

Sherlock: You know I don’t concern myself with trivia.

Sherlock: Sex doesn’t alarm me
Mycroft: How would you know?

Sherlock: As Miss Adler remarks in her masthead, know when you are beaten.

Sherlock: Lateerrrrrs

Sherlock: The evidence is clear John, you see but not observe.

Sherlock: Punch me in the face
Watson: Punch you?
Sherlock: Yes punch me, in the face, didn’t you hear me?
Watson: I always hear punch me in the face when you are speaking but it is usually subtext.

Watson: I was a soldier Sherlock, I killed people.
Sherlock: You were a doctor.
Watson: I had my bad days.

Watson: I had tea too at the palace if anyone is interested.

Watson: Could you put something on please, anything at all, a napkin…

Sherlock: If I want to look at naked women I look at John’s laptop.

Adler: Brainy is the new sexy

Sherlock: Really hope you don’t have a baby in there.

American dude: Mr Archer, at the count of three shoot Dr. Watson

Watson: We should call the police
Sherlock: Yes. BANG BANG BANG BANG On their way. (BEST BIT BEST BIT BEST BIT!!!)

Sherlock: You seem very calm. Well your booby trap did just kill a man.

Adler: The keycode to my safe…shall I tell him?...my measurements

Watson: Oh I should warn you, I think Lestrade filmed you on his phone.

Sherlock: Of course I’ll be fine, I am fine, absolutely fine.

Watson: I’m next door if you need me
Sherlock: Why would I need you?
Watson:No reason at all.

Phone: Ahhh
Watson: What was that?
Sherlock: Text.

Mycroft: Oh shut up Mrs. Hudson
Watson and Sherlock: Mycroft!
Myscroft: Apologies

Sherlock: It’s a text alert, it means I’ve got a TEXT

Sherlock: Oh everybody say hello to each other, oh how wonderful.

Sherlock: Merry Christmas Molly Hooper. (kiss xx)

Molly Hooper: Who is she? How did Sherlock recognise her from not her face?

Sherlock: Smoking indoors, isn’t there one of those law things.

Sherlock: Do you ever wonder if there is something wrong with us?

Mycroft: Caring is not an advantage Sherlock

Sherlock: Merry Christmas Mycroft
Mycroft: And a happy new year

Watson: I’ll walk your dog. Look I have said it now, I’ll walk your dog.
Janette: I don’t have a dog
Watson: Oh no that was the last one

Sherlock: I hope you didn’t mess up my sock index this time.

Watson: Has he ever had any kind of girlfriend boyfriend any kind of relationship whatsoever.
Mrs Hudson: I don’t know
Watson: How do we not know?
Mrs Hudson: He’s Sherlock Holmes, who knows what goes on in that funny head of his?

Watson: Tell him you’re alive
Adler: I cant, he’ll come after me
Watson: And if you don’t I’ll come after you.

Watson: He will outlive God trying to have the last word.

Watson: We are not a couple
Adler: Yes you are

Watson: For anyone who actually cares I am not gay.

Sherlock: Don’t snivel Mrs Hudson it will do nothing to impede the flight of a bullet.

Sherlock: I dislike being outnumbered, it makes for too much stupid in the room

Sherlock: Moron

Crime in progress
Please disturb

Sherlock: Send your least irritating officer and an ambulance to Baker Street at once.

Mrs Hudson: Oh that was right on my bins!

How many times did he fall out of the window
Oh it was all a bit if a blur detective inspector, I lost count

Watson: Where is it anyway?
Sherlock: Second best place I know.
Mrs. Hudson: You left it in the pocket of your second best dressing gown. You clot.

Sherlock: Mrs. Hudson leave Baker Street? England would fall.

Sherlock: We have a client
Watson:What in your bedroom?..........Oh

Adler: I told you that camera phone was my life, I know when it is in my hand.

Watson: Hamish, John Hamish Watson. Just in case you were looking for baby names.

Watson: You’re right, flight 007.

Adler: I would have you right here, right now on this desk until you begged for mercy twice.

Moriarty: Jumbo Jet. Dear me Mr. Holmes, dear me.

Sherlock: Why would I want to have dinner if I wasn’t hungry.

Adler: If it was the last night before the world would you have dinner with me? Oh too late.
Sherlock: That’s not the end of the world, that’s Mrs. Hudson.

Adler: Ooh he is good I should have him on a leash, and maybe I will.

Sherlock: Sorry about dinner

Sherlock: If its about the Leeds triple murder, it’s the gardener, nobody noticed the earring.


Happy New Year

HAN :)

Sherlock: I have never begged for mercy in my life.