Watch Benedict Cumberbatch highlight the best of BBC Drama, past and present, in this new trailer.


Ben Whishaw in London Spy (Empire, September 2015)

“It’s an interesting geographical fluke,” [Tom Rob Smith] muses. “You have MI6 there, and the hub of gay clubbing on the other side of the river, so I thought, ‘Let’s take one person from that side, and one from the other, and have them collide.’ It’s an accidental love story.”

London Spy airs on BBC Two in October !!!

Benedict Cumberbatch to be the Star in the Reasonably Priced Car on BBC Top Gear

Benedict Cumberbatch finally takes the infamous hot lap on the ever popular BBC show Top Gear this month. His appearance is set to take place in the third part of Series 20, which will be broadcast in the UK on July 14 2013 on BBC Two at 20:00BST and the USA on BBC America on July 22 at 8.30pm/7.30C.

You can read more about Top Gear S20E3 on the BBC Media Centre website.

Now, the question remains… how will he handle ‘Gambon’?

CONFIRMED: Top Gear UK and US premiere dates for Series 22 are set:

-Sunday, 25 January at 8pm on BBC Two

-Monday, January 26th at 8:30pm on bbcamerica

For the first time, US fans of Top Gear can watch the new episodes ONE DAY after they premiere in the UK.

Get a preview of Series 22 this Sunday, 18 January at 9pm GMT with “An Evening with Top Gear” with Jeremy, James and Richard.


Mark your diary: this Saturday, 2 November at 9pm for a once-in-a-lifetime performance, 50 years on stage, broadcast live from the National Theatre to BBC Two.

From Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead to The History Boys, from Antony and Cleopatra to Angels in America, from Guys and Dolls to London Road – join us for a thrilling evening of live performance and rare glimpses from the archive, featuring many of the most celebrated actors who have performed on our stages over the past five decades and directed by Nicholas Hytner.

A cast of 100 will perform live on stage, including Roger Allam, Simon Russell Beale, Benedict Cumberbatch, Frances de la Tour, Judi Dench, Christopher Eccleston, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Derek Jacobi, Alex Jennings, Rory Kinnear, Adrian Lester, Anna Maxwell Martin, Helen Mirren, Andrew Scott, Maggie Smith and Penelope Wilton and more to be announced.