Child In Time, The (BBC-1 2017, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kelly Macdonald)

Set two years after his daughter went missing, The Child In Time follows Stephen Lewis (Benedict Cumberbatch), a children’s author, as he struggles to find purpose in his life without her. His wife Julie (Kelly Macdonald) has left him and his best friends Charles (Stephen Campbell Moore) and Thelma (Saskia Reeves) have retired to the countryside, battling demons of their own. With tenderness and insight, the film explores the dark territory of a marriage devastated, the loss of childhood, the fluidity of time, grief, hope and acceptance.

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Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Lewis
Kelly Macdonald as Julie Lewis
Stephen Campbell Moore as Charles
Saskia Reeves as Thelma

key behind the scenes crew
David Boulter as Executive Producer
Adam Ackland as Executive Producer
Benedict Cumberbatch as Executive Producer
Helen Gregory as Executive Producer
Lucy Richer as Executive Producer
Rebecca Eaton as Executive Producer
Stephen Butchard as Writer
Ian McEan as Original Author
Julian Farino as Director
Grainne Marmion as Producer

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broadcast from
In production for broadcast 2017

network and production companies
BBC One – Pinewood – SunnyMarch TV – Masterpiece

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