Drama

The Child in Time

The Child In Time is a lyrical and heart-breaking exploration of love, loss and the power of things unseen. Benedict Cumberbatch will star as Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children's books, who is confronted with the unthinkable: the loss of a child.

The Child in Time

1h 22m

The Child In Time follows Stephen Lewis (Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock), a children’s author, as he struggles to find purpose in his life after the loss of his daughter. His wife Julie (Kelly Macdonald) has left him, and the film explores the dark territory of a marriage devastated, the loss of childhood, the fluidity of time, grief, hope and acceptance.

Episodes

  • The Child in Time: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Child in Time

    1h 22m

    The Child In Time follows Stephen Lewis (Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock), a children’s author, as he struggles to find purpose in his life after the loss of his daughter. His wife Julie (Kelly Macdonald) has left him, and the film explores the dark territory of a marriage devastated, the loss of childhood, the fluidity of time, grief, hope and acceptance.

Extras + Features

  • Inside Look: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Inside Look

    2m

    Go behind the scenes with the cast of The Child in Time on @masterpiecepbs. Don't miss the premiere Sun, April 1 at 9/8c. #ChildInTimePBS

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    What Is The Child In Time?

    2m 57s

    The cast and creators of The Child In Time explore the heartbreaking story, adapted from Ian McEwan’s award-winning novel. The Child In Time airs Sunday, April 1st, 2018 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS.

  • Working with Benedict Cumberbatch: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Working with Benedict Cumberbatch

    1m 29s

    Actress Kelly Macdonald reveals what it was like to work with Benedict Cumberbatch on the set of The Child in Time. See it Sunday, April 1st, 2018 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS.

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    Scene

    1m

    Stephen and Kate make a fateful trip to the store. The Child in Time airs Sunday, April 1st, 2018 at 9/8c on MASTERPIECE on PBS.

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    44s

    See a preview for The Child in Time, coming to MASTERPIECE in 2018.

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    Trailer

    30s

    A moment of distraction triggers a crisis in the lives of a British couple in Ian McEwan’s tale of a lost child and redeemed love, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire). The Child in Time premieres Sunday, April 1, 2018, 9/8c, on MASTERPIECE on PBS. #ChildInTimePBS

Schedule

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