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Patrick Melrose is a 5-part drama mini-series starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular Melrose. It skewers the upper class as it tracks the protagonist’s harrowing odyssey from a deeply traumatic childhood through adult substance abuse and, ultimately, toward recovery. Cumberbatch’s Patrick Melrose is an aristocratic and outrageously funny playboy who struggles to overcome the damage inflicted by a horribly abusive father and the mother who tacitly condoned the behaviour. Each episode follows one of Edward St Aubyn's five novels (upon which the series is based), and each takes place over the course of a few intense days in the life of the protagonist.