Urban Myths (2017– )
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Cary Grant and Timothy Leary 

When Dr. Timothy Leary turns up in Cary Grant's dressing room on the set of North By Northwest, the two men visit the past and the future with a little help from Grant's personal supply of LSD.


Geoffrey Sax


Roger Drew, Ed Dyson


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Episode cast overview:
Ben Chaplin ... Cary Grant
Aidan Gillen ... Timothy Leary
Margaret Clunie ... Marcie
Tim Stern Tim Stern ... Auctioneer / Journalist
Henry Goodman ... Cary Grant's Father
Marcia Warren Marcia Warren ... Cary Grant's Mother
Zephryn Taitte ... Anthony


Cary Grant sits in his plush dressing room at Culver Studios, California, waiting to be called to set by his director, Alfred Hitchcock. Suddenly he gets a visitor, a Dr. Timothy Leary. Having read about Grant's dabbling with LSD in an interview with Good Housekeeping magazine, Leary is keen to try the magical new drug. Grant, however is insistent that the powerful substance only be taken under medical supervision. What follows is a whimsical hallucinogenic 'trip' through psychological space and time, with the two men together exploring past, present and future memories: Grant's Edwardian childhood in Bristol, England, as well as the fame Leary will go on to achieve through propagating the use of LSD in the 1960s.

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9 February 2017 (UK) See more »

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Two Brothers Pictures See more »
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References Operation Petticoat (1959) See more »

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Rambling and pointless
15 December 2017 | by larry-222-594114See all my reviews

The concept had real possibilities, but given how badly this was blown I gave it a one star. This cliche riddled short made it painfully obvious very quickly that not only the writers weren't even alive in the 1960's because the missed the whole zeitgeist of the era. A good writer could have captured the feel of the era though regardless of when they were born. And more importantly unlike an acid trip there were no profound emotional revelations about Leary or Grant. The script committed the cardinal sin of writing - it gave us no reason to care about the men and the script was boring.

The acting was good, they sounded like Grant and Leary but given the script and the clueless directing I guess they did they couldn't really do much with it.

Anyhow, there are better shows to tune into and dropout to.

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