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Every seven years, the documentarian Michael Apted re-visits the same group of people. These people are the subjects of a documentary project that commenced in 1964 when the all of the subjects were seven years old, and continues to this day. The title of this program (49 up) refers to the seventh iteration of the project where Michael speaks with his subjects about the changes in their lives since his last visit. They speak about their families, their work and their hopes for the future. The program includes previously filmed footage from past visits and touches on the program's influence on all of the subjects.

1 Season, 1 Episode
September 15, 1995
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Bruce Balden, Jacqueline Bassett, Symon Basterfield, Andrew Brackfield
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  • The 7-year-old kids Michael Apted interviewed in 1964 are now 49-years-old. This documentary series reveals how the individual journeys of each subject collectively serve as a microcosm of Britain as a whole. Will kids who once had ambitious goals live their dreams or fall by the wayside?

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