In 1964 Granada television (UK) released Seven Up the first instalment in a documentary series which explored the Jesuit maxim ‘Give me the child and I’ll give you the man’. Fourteen children from diverse backgrounds and classes from all over England, were interviewed to find out about their lives and their dreams for the future. Celebrated director Michael Apted has revisited this same group of children every seven years. The latest episode in this extraordinary, landmark series, 49 Up has just been released.
CSU Library holds all the episodes in this wonderful, fascinating and at times deeply moving series. The story of Neil is particularly heartbreaking and powerful. All the episodes with the exception of 49 Up are available on video. 49 Up is available on DVD.
For details check the CSU Library catalogue.