The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies Season 1 Episode 2
The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies Season 1 Episode 3
The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies Season 1 Episode 4
The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies Season 1 Episode 5
Season 1 • Episode 1: ‘Act One: A Chance Encounter’ (S01E01)29 August 2023
1. Material Girl – Madonna
[00:01’] Alice sews a red cape on her sewing machine. She puts it on and checks herself in the mirror. She talks to herself and says that the woman who wears the cape is not afraid to take up space and is confident and creative.
2. Violin Concert No. 1 in A Minor, BWV 1041: l. (without tempo indication) – Itzhak Perlman
[00:18’] Cheryl and Regina attend Rob’s event. Cheryl asks Sir Unwin how he knows the speaker; he replies they met at the old boys’ club. He mentions that Rob has done seven solo expeditions and founded his climate academy singlehandedly.
3. Yildizlarin Altinda – Grup Hanende
[00:30’] Cheryl and Rob have dinner in a restaurant. They laugh and have a good time. He orders a little of everything on the menu.
4. One More Night (2004 Remastered Version) – Can
[00:43’] Alice searches for information online about Rob. She learns he claims to have graduated from Barnard College, Oxford, with a first in Classics.
5. When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going – Billy Ocean
[00:54’] Rob drives his car. The song plays on the radio, and he sings along.
[00:58’] End credits.
Season 1 • Episode 2: ‘Act Two: Down The Rabbit Hole’ (S01E02)29 August 2023
1. It’s My Life (1997 Remaster) – Talk Talk
Rob smokes a cigarette and talks on the phone. He leaves a voicemail for JD. He informs the call recipient that Red Fox reports that the line is clean and phase three will commence shortly.
2. Self Control – Laura Branigan
[00:23’] Cheryl tells Rob it’s all fine, and she’ll explain the situation to Danni and Regina.
[00:58’] End credits.
3. O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi – Kiri Te Kanawa, London Philharmonic Orchestra
[00:27’] Cheryl wakes up to loud music. Still half asleep, she walks into the kitchen. Rob lowers the music volume, informs her he missed his flight, and asks if she allows him to stay with her in the house. He does not let her answer immediately and suggests they have breakfast first. The table and the kitchen counter are laden with different pastries. He mentions he can book the next flight and be out of her hair, but she tells him he can stay.
4. La Traviata, Act I ; 1.7. È strano! È strano! Ah, fors’è lui (Excerpt) – Alex Tschallener, Alexander Wilson, Rory Marsden
[00:30’] Cheryl asks Rob if he ever wanted to get married, and he replies he wanted to but never met the right woman.
5. Borderline – Madonna
[00:38’] Alice asks her father if he brought what she wanted. He gives her Investment Proposals leaflets and tells her Ralph gave them to him. Alice realizes that Ralph still scams people with fake investment deals.
6. Les Contes d’Hoffmann “Barcarolle” – Berliner Philharmoniker, Valery Gergiev, Jonas Kaufmann
[00:45’] Cheryl proposes to her publisher and work associates to sponsor Saattut Academy. Rob listens and watches them through the ajar door.
7. Under No Nation – GOAT
[00:47’] Alice works on her sewing machine. The room walls are taped with fashion design sketches. She receives a text from Cheryl, confirming their meeting later in the day.
Season 1 • Episode 3: ‘Act Three: Further Down the Rabbit Hole’ (S01E03)29 August 2023
1. Rigoletto / Act 3- “La donna è mobile” – “E là il vostr’uomo” (Duca / Sparafucile, Rigoletto) – James Levine, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
[00:22’] Alice informs Juno that she will only do her responsibilities from then on and won’t take on extra work. She also tells her she will take a holiday. Rob watches a movie on a big screen monitor and eats a sandwich. He receives a call from “Lone Wolf,” who informs Rob that he has “Thumper.”
2. Make Me Prada – Asa Moto
[00:23’] Alice uses Rob’s Filofax organizer and visits several people to learn more about Rob’s scams.
3. (I Just) Died in Your Arms – Cutting Crew
[00:46’] Cheryl wears the cape Alice gifted her and waits in the foyer for Rob. He comes down the stairs wearing a white dinner jacket. She seems worried and preoccupied and tells him she feels guilty about not telling Priana about the money. She tells him she wants to mention it at the party, but he replies she does not need to do that.
4. Slave to Love – Bryan Ferry
[00:49’] Two young women approach Cheryl, thank her for everything, and tell her the party is amazing. Regina steps in and informs Cheryl she is leaving. Before she heads out, she asks Cheryl to come to her senses.
Season 1 • Episode 4: ‘Act Four: Natural Justice’ (S01E04)29 August 2023
Season 1 • Episode 5: ‘Act Five: Witch Hunt’ (S01E05)29 August 2023
1. lll. Sequentia: / Lacrimosa Dies Illa – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
[00:28’] Alice reads to Cheryl a paragraph from Rob’s letter to the lawyers. It specifies that if Cheryl dies before marriage, Rob will receive a one-off payment of 1.2 million pounds. She feels sick from the pills he put in the whisky and throws up. Upstairs, in her bedroom, Rob screams into the mattress and punches it in slow motion.
2. Gloria – Laura Branigan
[00:46’] Cheryl calls a pretend ambulance and informs the paramedics that Rob hears a voice that tells him to jump off the roof. Rob tells them he is fine, but when the EMT gets closer to him with a syringe, Rob removes his knight costume and runs outside in his underpants, holding an ornamental knight axe. He reaches a hedge maze and runs through it, meeting all the women he swindled from in the past.
3. A Real Hero – Electric Youth
[00:57’] Alice enters her room and looks at her red cape. News on the radio announces that Sir Ralph Unwin, the nation’s second favorite broadcaster and natural historian, has been reported missing. We then see Rob in a psychiatric hospital. In the session, he looks at the doctor, thanks her for the snacks, and winks at her. Alice smiles as she sits at the table and draws.
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1. The Quill - Michael Hsiang Lee (The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies | Trailer - BBC)
2. Dusty Hankerchief - Michael Hsiang Lee (The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies | Trailer - BBC)
The Following Events Are Based on a Pack of Lies Season 1 TV information
Production: Sister Pictures, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Distributor: BBC One, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Directors: Robbie McKillop, Nicole Charles
Stars: Rebekah Staton, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Alistair Petrie