Do you remember watching 7 Up? I was at the libary today and found a DVD of 35 Up. I can remember watching 7 Up on the old black and white TV when i was growing up in the UK.
It was very interesting to watch 35 Up and to see how they had all turned out. But what about now?
The Up Series is a series of documentary films produced by Granada Television that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The documentary has had seven episodes spanning 49 years (one episode every seven years) and the documentary has been broadcast on both ITV and BBC. In a 2005 Channel 4 programme, the series topped the list of The 50 Greatest Documentaries.
The children were selected to represent the range of socio-economic backgrounds in Britain at that time, with the explicit assumption that each child's social class predetermines their future. Every seven years, the director, Michael Apted, films new material from as many of the fourteen as he can get to participate.
According to Apted, 56 Up is expected to have its broadcast premiere from 13 to 15 May 2012.