BBC One’s one-off Ian McEwan adaptation The Child In Time will premiere on Sunday September 24th at 9pm, it has been announced.
The Child In Time follows Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children’s books, who loses his only child, four year-old Kate, in a supermarket. Two years after his daughter went missing, he struggles to find purpose in his life without her. His wife Julie has left him and his best friends Charles and Thelma 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.
The one-off ninety minute drama was adapted for television by Stephen Butchard and is set up as a co-production with PBS/Masterpiece. It is being produced by Pinewood Television and SunnyMarch TV and stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Parade’s End), Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire, Trainspotting), Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys, The Go-Between) and Saskia Reeves (Luther, Shetland). Julian Farino is the director, while Grainne Marmion serves as producer. The executive producers are Helen Gregory for Pinewood Television, Benedict Cumberbatch, Adam Ackland and David Boulter for SunnyMarch TV, Lucy Richer for the BBC, Rebecca Eaton for PBS/Masterpiece and Stephen Butchard.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.