A Child of Our Time

A Child of Our Time

2001 - 2008, Other
Fertility expert Professor Robert Winston presents a major documentary series following the development of children through to adulthood, considering how individuals are affected by their family background, and using the latest ultrasound technology to give an insight in to life in the womb.

Episode Guide

  • A Child of Our Time - Killing Creativity (Season 7 Episode 3)
    Season 7 Episode 3:

    Killing Creativity

    Explore the minds of seven-year-olds' imaginations and how they respond to creativity.

  • A Child of Our Time - Fitting In or Standing Out (Season 7 Episode 2)
    Season 7 Episode 2:

    Fitting In or Standing Out

    See if our children want to fit in or who loves the limelight.

  • A Child of Our Time - Will to Win (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Will to Win

    Why do some give up so easily while others persevere.

  • A Child of Our Time - Your Recipe for Success (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Your Recipe for Success

    The ability to learn new skills is the most powerful ability humans have, but how and why do we learn?

  • A Child of Our Time - Right and Wrong (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Right and Wrong

    How do we work out what is right or wrong? Do we get our values from our parents, or somewhere else?

  • A Child of Our Time - Flesh and Blood (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Flesh and Blood

    How children from the same family can be so different.

  • A Child of Our Time - Happiness (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:


    What ingredients are needed to make children happy.

  • A Child of Our Time - Tried and Tested (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Tried and Tested

    Follow the progress of seven of the children during their first term at school.

  • A Child of Our Time - What Are Dads For? (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    What Are Dads For?

    How their presence and their absence can impact their children's development.

  • A Child of Our Time - State of Play (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    State of Play

    A look at how the children spend their time.

  • A Child of Our Time - Identity Crisis (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Identity Crisis

    A troubling year for the children as they come to grips with their identity.

  • A Child of Our Time - The Making of Me (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    The Making of Me

    Self-esteem is a key element of happiness and success.

  • A Child of Our Time - Read My Lips (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Read My Lips

    How we develop the art of speech.

  • A Child of Our Time - Zero to Hero (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Zero to Hero

    Professor Robert Winston tackles the age-old question of whether we are born or made.

  • A Child of Our Time - Active or Idle (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Active or Idle

  • A Child of Our Time - Power Struggles (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Power Struggles

    Life becomes one long battle when toddlers become self-aware and want to get their own way.

  • A Child of Our Time - Thanks for the Memories (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Thanks for the Memories

    The deep personal power of memory and how they effect our lives.