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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.