The week in TV: Patrick Melrose; Million Pound Menu; Myanmar Killing Fields and more

Benedict Cumberbatch fills the screen as a drug-dazed antihero, and a powerful Dispatches reports on the plight of the Rohingya

Patrick Melrose (Sky Atlantic) | Sky Atlantic

Million Pound Menu (BBC Two) | iPlayer

Myanmar Killing Fields (Channel 4) | iPlayer

The Windsors: Royal Wedding Special (Channel 4) | All 4

Meet the Markles (Channel 4) | All 4

Adaptations of cherished books sometimes feel a bit rude – akin to someone marching into the Louvre and daubing a moustache on the Mona Lisa. However, the opening episode of Patrick Melrose, the five-part series based on Edward St Aubyn’s semi-autobiographical novels and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the eponymous lead, was as magnificently deranged as it needed to be. With the order of the first two books flipped, Melrose’s childhood abuse at the hands of his drily monstrous father (Hugo Weaving), and neglect by his mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh), were seen in brief, melancholic flashbacks. Instead of bonding with the sad,
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