La série Patrick Melrose est adaptée des livres d’Edward St. Aubyn, dans lesquels il raconte sa propre vie à travers le personnage fictif de Patrick Melrose. Violé par son père dès l’âge de cinq ans, il tente de faire face aux traumatismes de son enfance en se réfugiant dans la drogue et l’alcool. C’est après la mort de son père et une tentative de suicide qu’il décide finalement de reprendre en main sa vie et d’affronter ses démons, tant bien que mal. La mini-série de cinq épisodes nous permet de suivre la vie de Patrick, déjà adulte, entremêlée de flash-backs de son enfance. Ce faisant, le créateur de la série David Nicholls peint un portrait glaçant de l’aristocratie britannique.
Murray Gold is a 5 time BAFTA nominated British composer. He has worked on shows such as Vanity Fair, Casanova and Queer as Folk. He is mostly known for his work on Doctor Who since it was renewed in 2005 and he only recently announced that he would be stepping down as the composer of the show. He is already back with new music for A Very English Scandal, the new tv series, about Jeremy Thorpe’s trial, directed by Stephen Frears. The show was premiered in France at the festival Séries Series and we had the great pleasure of sitting down with Murray Gold.
You’ve worked on Doctor Who for thirteen years, how did you manage to keep it fresh and come up with new ideas?
I don’t know, it’s like when you wake up in the morning, you talk to your friends on the phone and you have new funny things to say. I get really excited just sitting down and writing music for a new episode. Every episode was done so fast that it didn’t get time to really get stale you know? Even if it was 13 years on the same show, each episode was so different and so quick that I just had a lot of fun writing all that music.