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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 »


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




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 Tim McMullan ... Sonny Gravesend
Prasanna Puwanarajah ... Johnny
Jessica Raine ... Julia
Amanda Root ... Virginia Watson-Scott


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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26 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Hugo Weaving (David Melrose) and Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose) also worked together on The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) & The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) as Elrond & Smaug/Necromancer (voice) respectively. See more »


Patrick's prescription bottle of Prozac was labeled with directions to take one every 6 hours. Prozac is always taken just once daily. See more »


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30 May 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Patrick Melrose

Some Hope

The rudimentary process is the only weakness in this masterpiece where craft and hard work touches over the horizon that cannot be anything but utterly mesmerizing. The writing is edgy, brutal and dark with a hint of amusement in each character that helps it ground the characters and offer them the appropriate gravitas. The execution and editing is eerie yet familiar especially in such a tone that focuses primarily on character development. Addition to that, the heart of the feature lies upon the stellar performance by the protagonist who is genuinely investing all his chips in; Benedict is a revelation. The series is shot beautifully with amazing cinematography, production and costume design that is utterly rich and satisfying to look upon. Patrick Melrose is a character driven series containing some concrete material to offer and so what if they make the audience work for it; it's worth joining it.

Some Hope is definitely a forward pass on the plotline but it is a mere gesture on terms of it but then the whole series is a bit mellow in pace that takes too much to reach the destination and fortunately the journey is thought-provoking and poetic. There are few intense sequences installed in it that is performed better that written, especially the dinner table conversation which is the highlight of the episode and something to be explored upon.

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