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By Charlotte Grant-West On November 21, 2012

Benedict Cumberbatch Not To Big For Radio 4 Sitcom

Sherlock star reprises his role as clueless captain in Cabin Pressure

Benedict Cumberbatch Not To Big For Radio 4 Sitcom

Despite Benedict Cumberbatch's huge roles in Sherlock and a series of films, the star has kept himself grounded.

Cumberbatch will be returning to Radio 4 to star in the sitcom Cabin Pressure.

The sitcom is in its fourth series and stars Corrie’s Stephanie Cole and The Thick Of It’s Roger Allam.

Based on a tiny airline, the comedy has seen that team flying squaddies to Hamburg, metal sheets to Mozambique, and an oil exec’s cat to Abu Dhabi, all involving pitfalls and huge mistakes that have threatened the existence of the minuscule airline.

Cumberbatch plays hapless Captain Martin Crieff which, according to the Cabin Pressure webpage “has wanted to be an airline pilot since he was six, and before that he wanted to be an aeroplane.”

The critically-acclaimed show will be recorded in London next month.

Will you be tuning in to listen to Benedict on the radio? Or do you prefer to see him on screen as Sherlock?

Stephen Moffatt compares Sherlock Holmes to a rock star in the gallery below...

Sherlock Holmes star Benedict Cumberbatch at the special preview screening of Sherlock - Series 2: A Scandal in Belgravia
Benedict Cumberbatch with Sherlock producer Sue Vertue and co-creator Steven Moffat
Benedict Cumberbatch and Steven Moffat answer fan questions at the special preview screening of Sherlock - Series 2: A Scandal in Belgravia
Sherlock co-creator and writer Steven Moffat: "Other detectives have cases, Sherlock Holmes has adventures"
Benedict Cumberbatch plays detective Sherlock Holmes, who is brilliant, aloof and almost entirely lacking in social graces
Mark Gatiss is a co-creator on Sherlock and also stars as Mycroft Holmes, John Holmes' brother, who is played by Martin Freeman
Martin Freeman shooting scenes in the rain for the second season of Sherlock
Mark Gatiss not only co-created the series with Steven Moffat, but writes and stars in the series
Benedict Cumberbatch has become one of the most sought-after British actors in recent years
An animated Benedict Cumberbatch explains his ideas behind the character of Sherlock
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