Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This CBS TV movie was based on the 1994 book Jenny Cockell: Across Time and Death -- which in turn was allegedly inspired by a true story. Upon finding out that she is pregnant again, contemporary American architect Jenny Cockell (Jane Seymour) begins experiencing bizarre dreams, in which she is transported back to the Ireland of 1930. Despite the skepticism of her husband Doug (Clancy Brown), Jenny becomes convinced that she is the reincarnation of a troubled Irishwoman named Mary Sutton (also played by Jane Seymour), who died in childbirth. The only way that Jenny can uncover the truth -- and assuage her fears that she will suffer the same fate when her child is born -- is by contacting Mary Sutton's now-elderly children. Thus, Jenny makes the long journey to Ireland, there to possibly confirm her suspicions with Mary's oldest child, Sonny Sutton (played by 89-year-old Hume Cronyn). Yesterday's Children originally aired on October 15, 2000.