Adrian Johnston is scoring the upcoming BBC drama The Child in Time. The movie is directed by Julian Farino (The Oranges) and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Kelly Macdonald, Stephen Campbell Moore and Saskia Reeves. The movie is based on the novel of the same title by Ian McEwan (Atonement) and centers around children’s author Stephen Lewis who struggles to find purpose in life following the disappearance of his daughter two years earlier. Stephen Butchard (The Last Kingdom) wrote the script is also executive producing the Pinewood Television and SunnyMarch TV production with Cumberbatch, Helen Gregory, Lucy Richer, Rebecca Eaton, David Boulter and Adam Ackland. The Child in Time is expected to premiere later this year on BBC in the UK and will air in the U.S. on PBS as part of the channel’s Masterpiece series.

As previously reported, Johnston (Becoming Jane, Brideshead RevisitedKinky Boots) also has the BBC limited series Strike starring Tom Burke & Holliday Grainger coming up.

  1. bill muir says:

    hi would like to know what the cello music was in child in time?
    many thanks


    • Helen says:

      Is the music from Child In Time available to buy? It is absolutely beautiful….

  2. Joanne says:

    Is theres asound track recorded for a child in time? Please forward any info on where I could get a cop, I so enjoyed the music. Thank you

    • Debra Haislet says:

      The cello piece is Bring Him Home from Les Miserables. Check out the Piano g
      Guys version on YouTube!

      • Volker Fisher says:

        It’s beautiful, but it’s not the tune in the movie!

  3. Jo says:

    Another request for a copy of the cello music. It was beautiful. Can it be purchased from anywhere? Thanks

  4. Max says:

    The cello & piano duet being performed in one of the scenes is an arrangement of the second movement of Dvorak’s cello concerto. Very effective.

  5. Joan golden says:

    I too, want to know the cello piece in “A Child In Time”
    Was it Dvorak 8th?

  6. Joan golden says:

    Cello concerto

  7. Teo says:

    Hearing- sleeping at last

  8. Markus says:

    Looking for the name as well as notes of the piano song in the end of the movie.
    Can anyone name the full titel of the piano song?

  9. Lynn Marie Amalfitano says:

    Is Adrian Johnson’s music soundtrack to The Child in Time available to purchase? I’m a musician and would love to purchase the piano sheet music for it as well. It exquisitely beautiful!

  10. Susan says:

    Soundtrack please!

  11. Pamela Wardell says:

    I would like to know how I can get a copy of Adrian Johnson music score from The Child in Time. Including piano piece in credits. Beautiful piece. Thankyou

    • i would like to get a copy of Adrian Johnson music score from The Child inTime,,, including piano piece
      thanks so much