7 Up 1 Season 1964

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Season 1
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A group of British children aged 7 from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects.

Starring:
Douglas Keay, Bruce Balden
Runtime:
31 minutes
Original air date:
May 5, 1964

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Paul Almond
Starring Douglas Keay, Bruce Balden
Supporting actors Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield, John Brisby, Suzanne Dewey, Charles Furneaux, Nicholas Hitchon, Neil Hughes, Lynn Johnson, Paul Kligerman, Michelle Murphy, Susan Sullivan, Tony Walker, Derek Cooper, Peter Davies, Wilfrid Thomas
Season year 1964
Network ITV Global Entertainment Ltd
Executive Producer Paul Almond
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They sound so much better than any ordinary kid in high school.
Austin Somlo
The series that follow a group of kids every 7 years through most of their lives is great.
wstous
Looking forward to viewing more with the progression throughout their lives!
Yema

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kinreader on April 3, 2013
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We watched the first of the series and wanted to see them all in chronilogical order. However, we were disappointed in not having the others available.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Margaret McLoughlin on August 2, 2013
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I had not heard of this study until they released thefilm, 56 Up, this year. I went back and watched 7 Up to see what the study was all about. It was an amazing study of school children from many different social strata within the British class system. Watching and listening to these children, one naturally think one can predict how they will turn out.

The following films (every seven years) give an amazing picture that does not necessarily follow those preconceived notions.

Well worth watching and following up with the later films.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charles Heckscher on February 6, 2013
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My rating is not just for this film but for the entire series, in which 14 children are interviewed every seven years (the latest, still with all of the original participants, is "56 Up".) It's an amazing conceptions; I've only seen two so far, but it seems to pay off handsomely. The interviews are extremely well-done and manage to bring out both the diversity and the continuity of the children's lives. A strong theme is the effect of class background: the children from poor families (including some from an orphanage) talk and move very differently from the upper-class children; the latter dance ballet and speak with precision about which Oxford college they expect to go to, while the latter race around a playground and expect that they will "walk around" till they find some job they can do. Fascinating at every turn.
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By Julius Weber on April 2, 2014
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I always thought that the 7 up series (14 up, 21 up, etc.) is a good one and it is surprising to find the extent to which the boy (or girl) is father (or mother) to the man (or women). The production is only mediocre.
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By wstous on March 10, 2014
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The series that follow a group of kids every 7 years through most of their lives is great. For me I thought it was even better because the kids are English. I would like to see this re done in this time period.
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If you have an interest in psychology, the English class system, and all the sociological factors that play a role in helping to shape human development, you'll find this fascinating.
A group of British school children were interviewed at the age of 7, and then at 7 years intervals. The most recent release is 56 Up.
I had watched some of the series years ago, but want to watch all of them chronologically over a week-end.
It's also historically interesting. It is, however, a documentary, so if the above mentioned subjects don't really interest you, then I don't recommend it.
However, lots of people will find it as addictive as I do.
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