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The Child in Time

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RhiannonOHara Tue 19-Sep-17 15:02:05

On on Sunday night. Anyone interested?

I haven't read the book but I do like a bit of Cumberbatch.

ShesNoNormanPace Tue 19-Sep-17 17:08:28

The book is a bit wierd, I thought. It'll be interesting to see how it turns out.

RhiannonOHara Tue 19-Sep-17 17:34:26

I've only read Atonement and found it more dull than anything else... Here's hoping this is a bit more interesting. grin

VeryCunningStunt Tue 19-Sep-17 18:59:10

I'm torn: read the book and liked it a lot, but this was before I had children so possibly more harrowing now; big fan of Ian McEwan but not keen on Cumberbatch.

What to do, what to do? confused

EsmesBees Tue 19-Sep-17 21:04:42

I'll be watching. I enjoyed the book and would like to see how it translates, plus it was filmed up the road, so I get to play at location spotting.

motheroreily Wed 20-Sep-17 14:38:38

Oooo I read this when I did a level English. I didn't enjoy it at the time, then reread it 10 years later and loved it

HangingRock Wed 20-Sep-17 14:39:34

Looking forward to this

TableMirror Wed 20-Sep-17 14:39:54

I got emotional at the trailer, I don't think I can watch it!

RhiannonOHara Wed 20-Sep-17 15:52:08

I'm really looking forward to it now. Mixed opinions on here notwithstanding. grin

Benedict just can't put a foot wrong in my book. Quite like Kelly Macdonald these days too. Bring it on!

MyBrilliantDisguise Wed 20-Sep-17 15:53:40

I'm really looking forward to watching this. The book was harrowing and has stayed with me for years.

JohnnyUtahsWetsuit Wed 20-Sep-17 15:58:40

I really want to watch because Benedict Cumberbatch is a great actor, but I have a four year old daughter (and go to supermarkets) so I think it might freak me out.

LloydColeandtheCoconuts Thu 21-Sep-17 09:42:18

Kelly Macdonald was just on the radio - BBC 6 Music and she said that despite the subject matter it's actually quite uplifting. Go figure! But I do have a soft spot for Cumberbatch - I believe we would have got together. If we weren't with other people. Or met each other. But I digress. I might check it out.

Myfanwyprice Thu 21-Sep-17 09:49:58

I studied it for A level too, and remember it being a bit odd, will definitely watch it though, as despite it being strange, the book has really stayed with me.

RhiannonOHara Thu 21-Sep-17 10:14:22

I believe we would have got together. If we weren't with other people. Or met each other.

Yes, that's the story with me and Benedict too. grin

PracticalTacticalBrilliance Fri 22-Sep-17 13:46:43

Does anyone know whether it's going to be repeated at some point? I can't watch it on Sunday and can't record it either as something else is being taped. I know it'll be on BBC iPlayer, but would prefer to watch/record it if possible. Thanks

RhiannonOHara Sun 24-Sep-17 15:02:19

I haven't spotted it being repeated yet. I suspect it won't be. Just watch it on iPlayer! That's what I'm doing because it clashes with Victoria yes I know it's rubbish but Tom Hughes is hawt and I'd rather record things on an ad channel so I can fast-forward the ads.

NancyDonahue Sun 24-Sep-17 15:07:20

I've not read the book. I want to watch it but worried it will be like series one of 'The Missing' which was extremely upsetting. Not asking for spoilers, but is it similar?

bigchris Sun 24-Sep-17 21:08:19

Watching it now

Is it only on tonight ? Not a series ?

andbabymakesthree Sun 24-Sep-17 21:10:35

I'm not sure I can watch this as a mum to three young children

Beingrippedoff Sun 24-Sep-17 21:11:45

The book has stayed with me for years too....watching it but not sure if I should. I also got upset just seeing the trailer

andbabymakesthree Sun 24-Sep-17 21:13:05

One off 90 mins

furlinedsheepskinjacket Sun 24-Sep-17 21:14:27

i'm lost already smile

why is she sitting at home instead of out looking for her child?

Str4ngedaysindeed Sun 24-Sep-17 21:15:28

Hmm. Slightly confusing so far..

SerfTerf Sun 24-Sep-17 21:15:46

Oh I hadn't heard about this.

I'm conflicted about adaptations of good books. Dilemma.

Snap8TheCat Sun 24-Sep-17 21:16:15

I’m watching it too.

Odd response from the mum.

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