Transmission date for Patrick Melrose confirmed

Based on the acclaimed semi-autobiographical novels by Edward St Aubyn, the drama follows the harrowing yet hilarious journey of Melrose, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, in a true television saga that sweeps through the South of France in the 1960s, to New York in the 1980s and Britain in the early 2000s. Each episode of the drama is devoted to one of the five Patrick Melrose novels, and skewers the upper class as it tracks its protagonist’s outrageous journey, from a deeply traumatic childhood through to adult substance abuse and, ultimately, towards recovery. The Patrick Melrose saga is subversive, savage and above all funny.

Watch a short clip from episode one: