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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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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 »

Quotes

Susan Sullivan: What would you do if you had lots of money, about, um, two pound?
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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

Followed by 28 Up (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

What Would I Do
Written by Stanley Alexander
Performed by The Monotones
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User Reviews

A great start to a brilliant series
24 May 1999 | by Ness-8See all my reviews

I first saw this about five years ago, and I couldn't wait to see the 7+7, 14, 21, 28 and 35, and am eagerly awaiting 42 up. It gets you in, it will make you want to know how these kids will turn out. I'm a lucky one, who didn't have to wait seven years for each of these episodes to come out.

If you have any interest in human behaviour, whether it be in kids or adults; if you wonder if what you thought you would be at seven, or fourteen is actually what you turn out to be; then you should watch this, and the rest of the series.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Latin

Release Date:

5 May 1964 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

7 Up See more »

Company Credits

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Granada Television See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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