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Season 1964

  • S1964E01 Seven Up!

    • May 5, 1964
    • ITV

    A group of British children aged 7 from widely ranging backgrounds are interviewed about a range of subjects. Director Michael Apted plans to re-interview them at 7 year intervals to determine how their lives and attitudes have changed.

Season 1970

  • S1970E01 7 Plus Seven

    • December 15, 1970
    • ITV

    Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born children after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Season 1977

  • S1977E01 21 Up

    • May 9, 1977
    • ITV

    Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a seven-year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

Season 1984

  • S1984E01 28 Up, Part 1

    • February 5, 1984
    • ITV

    By the fourth installment of the series a few of our subjects have dropped out (John and Charles do not take part) and Paul’s move to Australia (before Seven Plus Seven) seems to have benefited this insecure man. Divorce is barely mentioned and children are starting to arrive.

  • S1984E02 28 Up, Part 2

    • February 5, 1984
    • ITV

Season 1991

  • S1991E01 35 Up

    • February 5, 1991
    • ITV

    Neil is not getting any better, and has really only managed to find another anti-social alcove to crawl into. Tony has pushed his East Ender dream as far as he can. Our trio of chain store girls has grown more distant and distinct, with only Lynn finding a way to maintain her fragile 15-plus year marriage.

Season 1998

  • S1998E01 42 Up, Part 1

    • February 5, 1998
    • BBC One

    Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.

  • S1998E02 42 Up, Part 2

    • February 5, 1998
    • BBC One

Season 2005

  • S2005E01 49 Up, Part 1

    • September 15, 2005
    • ITV

    At 49, 12 agree to talk about family, work, their hopes, and the series. We also see footage from previous interviews. Some marriages seem stronger; some have ended. Being a parent or a grandparent dominates life's pleasures. Simon has found responsibility; John's charity work flourishes. Neil remains in politics, against all odds. Jackie leads the critique of a more deliberately-present Apted and the series' intrusiveness. None enjoy participating; all are reflective; several surpass expectations.

  • S2005E02 49 Up, Part 2

    • September 22, 2005
    • ITV

    At 49, 12 agree to talk about family, work, their hopes, and the series. We also see footage from previous interviews. Some marriages seem stronger; some have ended. Being a parent or a grandparent dominates life's pleasures. Simon has found responsibility; John's charity work flourishes. Neil remains in politics, against all odds. Jackie leads the critique of a more deliberately-present Apted and the series' intrusiveness. None enjoy participating; all are reflective; several surpass expectations.

Season 2012

  • S2012E01 56 Up, Part 1

    • May 14, 2012
    • ITV

    Michael Apted’s groundbreaking documentary, which has interviewed a group of Britons every seven years since they were seven years old, is now half a century in the making. The show, called Seven Up!, was never designed as a long-running venture, but it proved so popular that the programme makers returned to the subjects when they were 14, again when they were 21, and so on. And now they’re 56. The show was based on the motto, ‘Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man’ – and it's a truly ground-breaking piece of television. It’s still impossible to watch the very first series, which is full of little boys with dreams of being astronauts and jockeys, without welling up. Discovering what's happened to them, and that the life paths have included homelessness, heartache and disappointment, is just as affecting. The 14 children who took part in the first programme were chosen in a very deliberate attempt to represent different social classes in the 1960s, with plummy-voiced public school boys (one of whom declared that he liked to read the Financial Times), being pitched against street-wise Cockney kids. Sue Davis was one of three friends at an East London primary school chosen, presumably, to represent the more gritty side of British life. She is pragmatic over the mixed hand life has dealt her so far. Although her first marriage didn’t work out, and she had to struggle for years as a single mother, she now has a job as an administrator at Queen Mary, University of London. She’s moved out of the East End to leafy Essex and owns her own home. Tony Walker – who wanted to be a jockey – ended up driving cabs but moonlighting as a TV extra. The series producer, Michael Apted, once revealed that he thought Tony would end up in jail. In 35 Up Tony admitted his struggles with a monogamous relationship and by 42 Up he had famously confessed to cheating on his wife, Debbie, who chose to stand by him. 49 Up showed them as gr

  • S2012E02 56 Up, Part 2

    • May 21, 2012
    • ITV

    Michael Apted’s groundbreaking documentary, which has interviewed a group of Britons every seven years since they were seven years old, is now half a century in the making. The show, called Seven Up!, was never designed as a long-running venture, but it proved so popular that the programme makers returned to the subjects when they were 14, again when they were 21, and so on. And now they’re 56. The show was based on the motto, ‘Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man’ – and it's a truly ground-breaking piece of television. It’s still impossible to watch the very first series, which is full of little boys with dreams of being astronauts and jockeys, without welling up. Discovering what's happened to them, and that the life paths have included homelessness, heartache and disappointment, is just as affecting. The 14 children who took part in the first programme were chosen in a very deliberate attempt to represent different social classes in the 1960s, with plummy-voiced public school boys (one of whom declared that he liked to read the Financial Times), being pitched against street-wise Cockney kids. Sue Davis was one of three friends at an East London primary school chosen, presumably, to represent the more gritty side of British life. She is pragmatic over the mixed hand life has dealt her so far. Although her first marriage didn’t work out, and she had to struggle for years as a single mother, she now has a job as an administrator at Queen Mary, University of London. She’s moved out of the East End to leafy Essex and owns her own home. Tony Walker – who wanted to be a jockey – ended up driving cabs but moonlighting as a TV extra. The series producer, Michael Apted, once revealed that he thought Tony would end up in jail. In 35 Up Tony admitted his struggles with a monogamous relationship and by 42 Up he had famously confessed to cheating on his wife, Debbie, who chose to stand by him. 49 Up showed them as gr

  • S2012E03 56 Up, Part 3

    • May 28, 2012
    • ITV

    Michael Apted’s groundbreaking documentary, which has interviewed a group of Britons every seven years since they were seven years old, is now half a century in the making. The show, called Seven Up!, was never designed as a long-running venture, but it proved so popular that the programme makers returned to the subjects when they were 14, again when they were 21, and so on. And now they’re 56. The show was based on the motto, ‘Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man’ – and it's a truly ground-breaking piece of television. It’s still impossible to watch the very first series, which is full of little boys with dreams of being astronauts and jockeys, without welling up. Discovering what's happened to them, and that the life paths have included homelessness, heartache and disappointment, is just as affecting. The 14 children who took part in the first programme were chosen in a very deliberate attempt to represent different social classes in the 1960s, with plummy-voiced public school boys (one of whom declared that he liked to read the Financial Times), being pitched against street-wise Cockney kids. Sue Davis was one of three friends at an East London primary school chosen, presumably, to represent the more gritty side of British life. She is pragmatic over the mixed hand life has dealt her so far. Although her first marriage didn’t work out, and she had to struggle for years as a single mother, she now has a job as an administrator at Queen Mary, University of London. She’s moved out of the East End to leafy Essex and owns her own home. Tony Walker – who wanted to be a jockey – ended up driving cabs but moonlighting as a TV extra. The series producer, Michael Apted, once revealed that he thought Tony would end up in jail. In 35 Up Tony admitted his struggles with a monogamous relationship and by 42 Up he had famously confessed to cheating on his wife, Debbie, who chose to stand by him. 49 Up showed them as gr

Season 2019

  • S2019E01 63 Up, Part 1

    • June 4, 2019
    • ITV

    Documentary update following a group of Britons whose lives have been chronicled from the age of seven. Director Michael Apted, who has helmed the series since 1964, finds out what has happened since the likes of Tony, Andrew, Sue, Nick, Jackie and Bruce since they last spoke to the cameras in 2012.

  • S2019E02 63 Up, Part 2

    • June 5, 2019
    • ITV

    Catching up with people whose lives have been chronicled since the age of seven, including Lynn, who had previously battled a life-threatening brain condition. The programme also revisits Bruce, who reflects on his life and work as a teacher, and Jackie, who was last seen fighting cuts to her disability benefits as well as overcoming a series of family tragedies.

  • S2019E03 63 Up, Part 3

    • June 6, 2019
    • ITV

    Director Michael Apted catches up with more of the people he first met as seven-year-old children back in 1964. Paul and Symon - who back then were filmed growing up in the same children's home - have an emotional reunion in Australia, where Paul emigrated as a teenager. The film also catches up with Neil, whose rollercoaster life has taken him from homelessness to politics.

Additional Specials

  • SPECIAL 0x2 7 Up & Me

    • June 3, 2019
    • ITV

    The latest instalment of Michael Apted's groundbreaking documentary series that began in 1964, a number of British and American celebrity fans now discuss its impact on popular culture and its lasting legacy.