Benedict Cumberbatch narrates BBC1’s new drama trailer

The Sherlock actor recites William Shakespeare's monologue All the World's A Stage alongside a wealth of past, present and future drama

Benedict Cumberbatch reciting Shakespeare. It’s a spectacle that has already sold out theatres a year in advance of his appearance in Hamlet. But what if you matched the Sherlock actor’s performance of famous As You Like It monologue All the World’s a Stage with buckets of the best BBC drama from past, present and future? 


That’s exactly what the Beeb have done, borrowing Cumberbatch’s super silky vocals to narrate a mash up of past dramas including Pride & Prejudice, House of Cards and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy with this year’s hits The Honourable Woman, Happy Valley, Peaky Blinders, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Last Tango in Halifax and much, much more. 


The trailer also offers glimpses of upcoming dramas, from Wolf Hall to The Casual Vacancy, plus plenty of exclusive extra content to unlock as you watch. Take a look…