Here’s what tonight’s Benedict Cumberbatch BBC trailer is likely to sound like

The Sherlock star is to perform Shakespeare's All the World's a Stage soliloquy over a montage of BBC drama shows - but those who remember a certain Google ad from two years ago may find the experience rather familiar...

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All the world’s a stage – and there’s nothing new under the sun…

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Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch’s warm brown voice will be pleased by today’s announcement that tonight, just before 9pm, they can hear the Sherlock star performing the famous All the World’s a Stage soliloquy, from Shakespeare’s As You Like It, on BBC1.

The monologue will appear in a trailer featuring a montage of BBC shows past, present and future to celebrate the Corporation’s drama output. But to those who were paying attention a couple of years ago when Google had a similar idea, it may sound rather familiar.

Cumberbatch performed lines from the same excerpt in Google’s ad for their new social media experiment Google+. So here, for those who just can’t wait for tonight’s trailer, is a sneak preview of what it might sound like. The images, of course, will be different  if no less dramatic…

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You can watch the trailer here from 9pm tonight. Or on BBC1 at 8:58pm.