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Some Hope 

Patrick reluctantly agrees to go to his first big social event since recovering. Together with his good friend Johnny Hall, he attends a glittering party in the English countryside hosted ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Berger

Writers:

Edward St. Aubyn (based on the novels by) (as Edward St Aubyn), David Nicholls
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Patrick Melrose
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Eleanor Melrose
Hugo Weaving ... David Melrose
Harriet Walter ... Princess Margaret
Gary Beadle ... Chilly Willy
Morfydd Clark ... Debbie Hickman
Hippolyte Girardot ... Jacques D'Alantour
Holliday Grainger ... Lady Gravesend
Irène Jacob ... Jacqueline D'Alantour
Anna Madeley ... Cousin Mary
Sebastian Maltz ... Young Patrick
Tim McMullan ... Sonny Gravesend
Prasanna Puwanarajah ... Johnny
Jessica Raine ... Julia
Amanda Root ... Virginia Watson-Scott
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Storyline

Patrick reluctantly agrees to go to his first big social event since recovering. Together with his good friend Johnny Hall, he attends a glittering party in the English countryside hosted by former hippie Bridget - now married, titled and miserable - and attended by Princess Margaret as well as a number of Patrick's old flames. Amid a crowd of social dragonflies, Patrick searches for redemption and capacity for forgiveness, while confronting his past in a myriad of ways. Written by ahmetkozan

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Drama

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Trivia

Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose) & Margo Stilley (Cindy Smith) also worked together on Marple: Murder Is Easy (2008) as Luke Fitzwilliam & Bridget Conway respectively. See more »

Goofs

A few minutes into the episode, ITV Telethon '90 is on Patrick's TV as he draws the curtains in his living room. Although the episode is set in November 1990, ITV Telethon was on TV between 27th and 28th May 1990. See more »

Quotes

Sonny Gravesend: One can't help when one's born.
Debbie Hickman: No. It's extremely aggravating.
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Soundtracks

Power of Love
Written by Dmitry Brill, Towa Tei, Lady Miss Kier
Performed by Deee-Lite
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Nope.
4 June 2018 | by korereviewsSee all my reviews

Nice acting, nice sets, but I still just don't care about any of these characters or the story as a whole. Pretty much everyone is a dreadful person, and why we should sympathize with any of their "problems" is beyond me. The use of punk rock music and pop-art titles to attempt to give an "edgy" feel to this dramedy about the lives of a bunch of whining ungrateful aristocrats is particularly egregious. Maybe it's my ressentiment, but I just can't get into this story...


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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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