Series 1 - Episode 2 Summer



After the scene-setting of last week’s opener, where the stark difference between bawdy comedy and existential angst proved jarring, the tone of this edgy drama about troubled PR fixer Robyn (Anna Paquin) settles into a less jumpy pattern.

There are dark laughs from the terrible idea of getting a 17-year-old talent show winner to do a sex tape in order to keep her profile high after being dropped by her record label, but the storyline shows a compassionate side to Robyn, while her anxieties over trying for a baby with her kindly boyfriend add to the complex psyche of a deeply flawed woman, perfectly caught in Paquin’s nuanced portrayal.


Robyn tries to distract the press from the fact that her client is being dropped by her record label by leaking a fake lesbian sex tape. Elsewhere, while trying to turn off the persistently ringing phone in her handbag, Robyn inadvertently tips out a cocaine bullet, much to the amusement of Tom (Marc Warren), the man sitting next to her at the Narcotics Anonymous meeting.

Cast & Crew

Robyn Anna Paquin
Caroline Sophie Okonedo
Eve Lydia Wilson
Melody Rebecca Benson
Sam Arinze Kene
Ruth Genevieve Angelson
Tom Marc Warren
Director Peter Cattaneo
Executive Producer Anna Paquin
Executive Producer Jimmy Mulville
Executive Producer Helen Williams
Executive Producer Cerise Hallam Larkin
Executive Producer Mark Larkin
Executive Producer Stephen Moyer
Producer Mark Talbot
Writer Oliver Lansley
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