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5 May 1964 (UK) See more »
Plot:
A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Is it Just Me, or Does Anyone Else Hear Strains of John Lennon's "Working Class Hero" Faintly in the Background? See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Douglas Keay ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bruce Balden ... Himself (as Bruce)
Jacqueline Bassett ... Herself (as Jackie)
Symon Basterfield ... Himself (as Simon)

Andrew Brackfield ... Himself (as Andrew)
John Brisby ... Himself (as John)
Suzanne Dewey ... Herself (as Suzy)
Charles Furneaux ... Himself (as Charles)

Nicholas Hitchon ... 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)

Tony Walker ... Himself (as Tony)
Derek Cooper ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Peter Davies ... Himself (uncredited)
Wilfrid Thomas ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Almond 
 
Produced by
Paul Almond .... producer
Derek Granger .... executive producer
Tim Hewat .... executive producer
 
Film Editing by
Lewis Linzee (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Samuelson .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Christopher Spurr .... trainee assistant editor: video (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Michael Apted .... researcher
Michael Boultbee .... technical team
Dick Fontaine .... production team
Peter Heinze .... technical team
Mike Hodges .... production team
Douglas Keay .... production team
Lewis Linzee .... technical team
Tony Osborne .... technical team
Denis Pitts .... production team
David Samuelson .... technical team
Alex Valentine .... production team
Gordon McDougall .... researcher (uncredited)
 
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39 min
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Commissioned by Granada Television as part of their World in Action documentary series.See more »
Quotes:
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."See more »
Movie Connections:
Spin off 7Up 2000 (2000) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
What Would I DoSee more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Is it Just Me, or Does Anyone Else Hear Strains of John Lennon's "Working Class Hero" Faintly in the Background?, 25 October 2013
Author: KissEnglishPasto from Pasto, Colombia

Defined as a documentary, this seems, to me at least, closer to a reality TV show in its focus, execution and style. Certainly, for a project conceived and initiated about half a century ago, it was, undoubtedly, way ahead of its time.

The basic premise, in a nutshell, was to select a small group of kids that represented a cross-section of British society in the early 60's. The children were all to be the same age: 7. All of them would be interviewed and filmed answering the same set of questions and participating in the same activities every seven years. This every seven year "snapshot" would continue until the subjects were well into middle age.

At the beginning, the producers state their primary intention as "thusly allowing the viewer to watch the development of a group of children from varied backgrounds and distinct social "classes", and draw their own conclusions"....Is it just me, or does anyone else hear strains of John Lennon's "Working Class Hero" faintly in the background?

All in all, I must admit this UK doc really brings out the latent voyeur in you...(or at least in me, perhaps!) Directed by Michael Apted, what I found to be of most interest, to be brutally honest, were the inherent biases and preconceptions of the interviewers/producers/director as evidenced by both their choice of questions and subtle differences in the handling/presentation of the screen dynamic of the interviews themselves...Or perhaps the inherent biases and preconceptions are really mine?!? My suggestion: Watch Seven Up/Seven Plus Seven and decide for yourself. 9*.....ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English or Español, are most welcome!

KissEnglishPasto@Yahoo.com

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