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.
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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
If I could change the world, I'd turn it into a diamond.
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
Referenced in Life Itself
What Would I Do
Written by Stanley Alexander
Performed by The Monotones See more