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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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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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Nicholas Hitchon: If I could change the world, I'd turn it into a diamond.
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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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Mesmerising
13 March 2006 | by CGA_SoupdragonSee all my reviews

49 up was screened here i two episodes. Recent meetings with the participants were interwoven with flashbacks from the earlier interviews at ages 7, 14, 21, 28, 35 and 42. So beautifully put together. No sensationalism. No hopping about. Each interview subject was able to unfurl their lives in a steady pace that kept me enthralled throughout.

It's a breathtaking idea that grew out of an interest in finding out what happened to the original group after another 7 years when the children had become 14. The producers have kept in touch and most of the subjects have been more or less willing to be interviewed in the subsequent years.

This series of interviews, especially seen in the light of the fact that I am nearly as old as the people involved in this project, gave me so much. Seeing people live their lives, suffering set-backs, dealing with life's many stumbling blocks, gaining unexpected insights into themselves and their loved ones makes for a very gripping and fulfilling experience.

Absolutely marvelous. A gem.


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