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A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects.The original intention was that they would be interviewed again in the ... See full summary »

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Paul Almond
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Douglas Keay Douglas Keay ... Self - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Balden ... Self (as Bruce)
Jacqueline Bassett Jacqueline Bassett ... Self (as Jackie)
Symon Basterfield Symon Basterfield ... Self (as Simon)
Andrew Brackfield ... Self (as Andrew)
John Brisby John Brisby ... Self (as John)
Suzanne Dewey Suzanne Dewey ... Self (as Suzy)
Charles Furneaux Charles Furneaux ... Self (as Charles)
Nicholas Hitchon ... Self (as Nicholas)
Neil Hughes Neil Hughes ... Self (as Neil)
Lynn Johnson Lynn Johnson ... Self (as Lindsay)
Paul Kligerman Paul Kligerman ... Self (as Paul)
Michelle Murphy Michelle Murphy ... Self (as Michelle)
Susan Sullivan Susan Sullivan ... Self (as Susan)
Tony Walker ... Self (as Tony)
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A group of seven-year-old British children from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects.The original intention was that they would be interviewed again in the year 2000 as adults, but researcher Michael Apted was curious (and so were the viewers) on how they were doing as teenagers and the seven yearly visit to determine how their lives and attitudes have changed was born. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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Originally intended as just another weekly episode of 'World in Action' with the intention that the film and participants would have been revisited in the year 2000. This and the consequential series had no international aspirations as it was considered too British to be of interest anywhere else. See more »

Quotes

Nicholas Hitchon: If I could change the world, I'd turn it into a diamond.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Life Itself (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

What Would I Do
Written by Stanley Alexander
Performed by The Monotones
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Incredibly Moving
24 February 2002 | by FleaberhopperSee all my reviews

This is a series that should be watched by everybody. It is remarkable to see the kids grow, and deal with life like everyone has to. As far as documentaries go, this series should be awarded a special Academy Award because it is one of the best ever made.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

5 May 1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

7 Up See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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