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Complete credited cast:
Douglas Keay Douglas Keay ... Himself - Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Balden ... Himself (as Bruce)
Jacqueline Bassett Jacqueline Bassett ... Herself (as Jackie)
Symon Basterfield Symon Basterfield ... Himself (as Simon)
Andrew Brackfield ... Himself (as Andrew)
John Brisby John Brisby ... Himself (as John)
Suzanne Dewey Suzanne Dewey ... Herself (as Suzy)
Charles Furneaux Charles Furneaux ... Himself (as Charles)
Nicholas Hitchon ... Himself (as Nicholas)
Neil Hughes Neil Hughes ... Himself (as Neil)
Lynn Johnson Lynn Johnson ... Herself (as Lindsay)
Paul Kligerman Paul Kligerman ... Himself (as Paul)
Michelle Murphy Michelle Murphy ... Herself (as Michelle)
Susan Sullivan Susan Sullivan ... Herself (as Susan)
Tony Walker ... Himself (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. Director Michael Apted plans to reinterview them at seven-year intervals to determine how their lives and attitudes have changed. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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UK

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English | Latin

Release Date:

5 May 1964 (UK) See more »

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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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As this was originally conceived as a one-off, no long term contracts were drawn up with the documentary participants. The interviews since Seven Up! have been voluntary, but Michael Apted says the participants are paid for their appearance in each film, as well as equal parts of any prize the film may win. See more »

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Douglas Keay - 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."
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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 »

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What Would I Do
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1 January 2015 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

This look at a collection of children in England was intended as a one-time thing, but Michael Apted decided to revisit them every seven years. Previously I had only seen "49 Up". "Seven Up!" introduces the tykes as the UK's future. The boys and girls talk about their aspirations, also focusing on the British class system. Apted's association with the series makes it a surprise that he didn't direct the first installment, acting only as a researcher.

Whatever the case, it's a really good documentary. There have been equivalents made in several different countries; of those, I've only seen ages seven and fourteen from Russia. But Apted's series is the gold standard, and I recommend it.


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