If you haven’t already experienced the sight of Benedict Cumberbatch as a heroin riddled addict in Patrick Melrose then do.
Based on the autobiographical series of books by Edward St Aubyn, the series of five episodes charts Patricks life from abusive childhood to drug addiction. Far from being depressing, the watcher feels a huge empathy with Patrick as he lurches from childhood and one crisis to another. Growing up himself in a highly dysfunctional and very upper- class family, St Aubyn deals with the deaths of both parents, alcoholism, heroin addiction and recovery, and marriage and parenthood.
Originally aired on Sky Atlantic, you can now see the whole series on Now TV.
Watch the trailer HERE