It's been nearly 50 years since we first met our collection of seven-year-olds in Michael Apted's historic 7 Up. In this latest instalment they are now 56. How are they facing up to getting older?
The latest instalment in the groundbreaking 7 Up series.
The original 7 Up was broadcast in 1964 as a one-off special featuring children who were selected from different backgrounds and social spheres to talk about their hopes and dreams for the future. As members of the generation who would be running the country by the year 2000, what did they think they would become?
Inspired by World in Action founder Tim Hewat’s passionate interest in both the Jesuit saying: “Give me the child until he is seven and I will show you the man,” and the rigid class system of 1960s Britain, 7 Up set out to discover whether or not the children’s lives were pre-determined by their background. The result was ground-breaking television and the follow-up films have won an array of awards.
Director Michael Apted, who has since moved to Hollywood to direct films including The Coal Miner’s Daughter, The World Is Not Enough, The Chronicles of Narnia and Gorillas in the Mist, has returned every seven years to chart the children’s progress through life.
Over the past six decades, the series has documented the group as they have become adults and entered middle-age, dealing with everything life has thrown at them in between.Now the series is back to discover what has happened to the group over the last seven years. So where are they now?
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