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Seven Up! (1964)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Short | Biography  -  5 May 1964 (UK)
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Complete credited cast:
Douglas Keay ...
Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Himself (as Bruce)
Jacqueline Bassett ...
Herself (as Jackie)
Symon Basterfield ...
Himself (as Simon)
Himself (as Andrew)
John Brisby ...
Himself (as John)
Suzanne Dewey ...
Herself (as Suzy)
Charles Furneaux ...
Himself (as Charles)
Himself (as Nicholas)
Neil Hughes ...
Himself (as Neil)
Lynn Johnson ...
Herself (as Lindsay)
Paul Kligerman ...
Himself (as Paul)
Michelle Murphy ...
Herself (as Michelle)
Susan Sullivan ...
Herself (as Susan)
Himself (as Tony)


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 Murray Chapman <>

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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 »


Neil Hughes: When I get married I don't want to have any children because they're always doing naughty things and making the house untidy.
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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 49 Up (2005) See more »


What Would I Do
Written by Stanley Alexander
Performed by The Monotones
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A great start to a brilliant series
24 May 1999 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I first saw this about five years ago, and I couldn't wait to see the 7+7, 14, 21, 28 and 35, and am eagerly awaiting 42 up. It gets you in, it will make you want to know how these kids will turn out. I'm a lucky one, who didn't have to wait seven years for each of these episodes to come out.

If you have any interest in human behaviour, whether it be in kids or adults; if you wonder if what you thought you would be at seven, or fourteen is actually what you turn out to be; then you should watch this, and the rest of the series.

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