The Child in Time
Drama about a writer of children's books who is confronted with the unthinkable when his only child, four-year-old Kate, disappears in a supermarket.
Adapted by Stephen Butchard from Ian McEwan's Whitbread Prize-winning novel, The Child in Time is a lyrical and heartbreaking exploration of love, loss and the power of things unseen.
Stephen Lewis, a successful writer of children's books, is confronted with the unthinkable: he loses his only child, four-year-old Kate, in a supermarket. In one horrifying moment that replays itself over the years that follow, Stephen realises his daughter is gone. With tenderness and insight, the film explores a marriage devastated by the loss of a child. Kate's absence sets Stephen and his wife, Julie, on diverging paths as both struggle with an all-consuming grief. With the passage of time, a balance of sorts returns, until hope surfaces and triumphs unexpectedly.
|Charles||Stephen Campbell Moore|
|Male Neighbour||Jim Creighton|
|Shop Assistant||Rosa-Marie Lewis|
|Lydia Webb||Franc Ashman|
|Rachel Murray||Anna Madeley|
|Home Secretary||John Hopkins|
|Prime Minister||Elliot Levey|
|Joanna Buckley||Lucy Liemann|
|Stephen's Young Mother||Natasha Brown|
|Greg Ellis||Laurence Spellman|
|Stephen's Father||Richard Durden|
|Stephen's Mother||Geraldine Alexander|
|Estate Agent||Gerard Monaco|
|Taxi Driver||Tony Walker|
|Ruth Lyle||Chase Collard|
|Mrs Forrester||Gehane Strehler|
|Mrs Matterson||Karen Bryson|