A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects. Director Michael Apted plans to reinterview them at seven-year intervals to determine how their lives and attitudes have changed. Written by
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Director Paul Almond
wanted the playground sequences to have a spontaneity to them so insisted that they be shot with a handheld camera. This caused consternation to the staid British documentary crew who told him that they simply didn't film that way. They acquiesced when Almond promised that he would take the heat for this decision if it didn't work. See more
Himself - Narrator
Original post credits narration: "If you want to know what happens to these children, watch Granada Television on Tuesday 2nd May in the year 2000."
Voice-over during final credits: "If you want to see what happens to these children, look in at Granada Television on Tuesday, May the second ... in the year 2000." See more
Followed by 35 Up
What Would I Do
Written by Stanley Alexander
Performed by The Monotones See more