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63 Up

Alternative title
7-63 Up
Synopsis
The original 7 Up, first broadcast in 1964 as a World in Action special, featured children from widely different social backgrounds sharing their hopes and dreams for the future. This unique, groundbreaking series set out to discover how far the children’s lives were pre-determined by their upbringing.
Director Michael Apted has returned every seven years to chart the group’s progress, documenting the participants as they have become adults and entered middle-age, dealing with everything life has thrown at them in between; the very first example of a programme recording real people living real lives, this memorable series has won an array of awards. Now, as the group reach retirement age, the series is back to discover what has been happening in their lives. Across three programmes, 63 Up reveals more life-changing decisions, more shocking announcements and joy and tears in equal measure.
Also included is 7 Up & Me - in celebration of the Up series, a number of celebrity fans discuss its impact on popular culture and its lasting legacy.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Year of production
2019
Subjects
Social Studies; Media studies
Keywords
archive television; child development; developmental psychology; social anthropology; social change; social class; social history; social psychology; social issues

Credits

Director
Michael Apted
Producer
Claire Lewis
Editor
Kim Horton
Contributor
Claire Lewis; Michael Apted

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£5.50
Availability
Sale
Year
2019

Distributor

Name

Network

Email
shop@networkonair.com
Web
http://networkonair.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01992 657707
Address
19-20 Blythe Road
Berghem Mews
Hammersmith
London
W14 0HN
Notes
Founded in 1997, Network specialises in distributing niche television programmes, predominantly licensed from Granada Ventures and Fremantle. They have recently branched into feature film distribution. Sale via retail outlets or direct via Network’s website, which has some’web exclusive’ offers.
 

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