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MASTERPIECE on PBS to Co-Produce Movie ‘The Child in Time’

Benedict Cumberbatch Stars

In their first television commission, Pinewood Television and SunnyMarch TV will produce made-for television movie “The Child In Time” for BBC ONE, co-produced by MASTERPIECE. Adapted by Stephen Butchard (“The Last Kingdom”) from Ian McEwan’s novel, and directed by Julian Farino (“The Newsroom,” “Entourage”), “The Child In Time” is described as a lyrical and heart-breaking exploration of love, loss and the power of things unseen. Benedict Cumberbatch (“Sherlock,” “Parade’s End”) will star as Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children’s books, who is confronted with the unthinkable: the loss of a child.

The 90-minute drama will be distributed by Studiocanal. MASTERPIECE is presented on PBS by WGBH Boston.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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