Ode to a Nightingale – by John Keats – recited by Benedict Cumberbatch

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Ode to a Nightingale
– John Keats

My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains
         My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk,
Or emptied some dull opiate to the drains
         One minute past, and Lethe-wards had sunk:
‘Tis not through envy of thy happy lot,
         But being too happy in thine happiness,—
                That thou, light-winged Dryad of the trees
                        In some melodious plot
         Of beechen green, and shadows numberless,
                Singest of summer in full-throated ease.
O, for a draught of vintage! that hath been
         Cool’d a long age in the deep-delved earth,
Tasting of Flora and the country green,
         Dance, and Provençal song, and sunburnt mirth!
O for a beaker full of the warm South,
         Full of the true, the blushful Hippocrene,
                With beaded bubbles winking at the brim,
                        And purple-stained mouth;
         That I might drink, and leave the world unseen,
                And with…

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Sherlock Series One: 10 Fascinating Behind-The-Scenes Facts

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Want to know how Benedict Cumberbatch prepares for playing Sherlock? Or which character originally wasn’t meant to have a major part? Or perhaps you would like to find out how Moffat and Gatiss came up with the idea to make the show in the first place? If so, this is the article for you!

Read on as we start a new series of posts which look at some fascinating facts from behind the scenes of Sherlock. First up, we roll the clock back to Series One…

1. A train of thought

Co-creators Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss came up with the idea to modernise Sherlock Holmes while chatting about their love for the character on a train ride to the Doctor Who offices in Cardiff, Wales. Later that day, Moffat told his wife, TV producer Sue Vertue, about it and she convinced him and Gatiss to pitch the idea to the…

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We’ve already taken a look at some juicy tidbits about Series One and Two and so, in the spirit of completion, this month we’re serving up 10 more fascinating behind-the-scenes facts about Series Three. 1. How to Fake a Death To make sure that Sherlock’s faked death was as believable as possible, the production team hired […]

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