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.

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Funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking and Raymond James with additional support from public television viewers and contributors to The MASTERPIECE Trust, created to help ensure the series’ future.

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Go behind the scenes with the cast of The Child in Time on @masterpiecepbs.

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What Is The Child In Time?


The cast and creators explore the story of The Child In Time.

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Working with Benedict Cumberbatch


Actress Kelly Macdonald on working with Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock).



See a scene from The Child in Time, starring Benedict Cumberbatch.