Patrick Melrose

Patrick Melrose

  • Seasons:
  • 1
Benedict Cumberbatch gives a sparkling performance as Patrick Melrose, a troubled member of the English upper class who tries to make sense of his life following the death of his father. Based on the novels by Edward St Aubyn, the show follows Patrick’s life from his childhood in the South of France in the 1960s, to his adult life in New York and London. Also stars Hugo Weaving and Jennifer Jason Leigh.
Benedict Cumberbatch gives a sparkling performance as Patrick Melrose, a troubled member of the English upper class who tries to make sense of his life following the death of his father. Based on the novels by Edward St Aubyn, the show follows Patrick’s life from his childhood in the South of France in the 1960s, to his adult life in New York and London. Also stars Hugo Weaving and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Season 1 (5 episodes)

  • 1. Bad News

    Original air date: 05/12/2018 Runtime: 60:01 min.

    Original air date: 05/12/2018 Runtime: 60:01 min. Despite being in the grip of an all-consuming heroin addiction, Patrick flies from London to New York to collect his father’s ashes. Assuring his friends that he will detox during the trip, Patrick indulges in a cocktail of drugs and alcohol in an attempt to supress his past.

  • 2. Never Mind

    Original air date: 05/19/2018 Runtime: 59:13 min.

    Original air date: 05/19/2018 Runtime: 59:13 min. It’s 1967, Lacoste, and the Melroses are hosting a dinner party for their friends in their chateau. However, it is also the time when eight-year-old Patrick’s world is turned upside down after he endures a traumatic event which will cloud his life forever.

  • 3. Some Hope

    Original air date: 05/26/2018 Runtime: 56:40 min.

    Original air date: 05/26/2018 Runtime: 56:40 min. In 1990s England, we see Patrick, now thirty-one, clean and practicing law. The invitation to a high society event in the Cotswolds allows Patrick to see this decadent world through sober eyes for the first time and comes one step closer to resolving his troubled childhood.

  • 4. Mother's Milk

    Original air date: 06/02/2018 Runtime: 56:14 min.

    Original air date: 06/02/2018 Runtime: 56:14 min. It’s 2003 and Patrick is now forty-four and married to Mary with two sons. Patrick may be off the heroin but is struggling with substance abuse when his ill mother makes an illicit request, and the Melrose family return to London to face the future.

  • 5. At Last

    Original air date: 06/09/2018 Runtime: 58:34 min.

    Original air date: 06/09/2018 Runtime: 58:34 min. It’s 2005 and Patrick’s life-long wish comes true with mixed results which allows him to think about his future.