Up Series Documentary | 56 Up Coming Soon
I don’t think this is the entire series but these clips alone are compelling viewing. Have we learnt anything from it though?
That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But, it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it, and think how different its course would have been. Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day. [Source: Great Expectations, Chapter 9]
Up Series is a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. 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. Filming for the next installment in the series, 56 Up, is expected in late 2011 or early 2012, with a scheduled premiere from 13-15 May 2012. In 2005, the Channel 4 programme The 50 Greatest Documentaries saw the series topping the list in first position. [Source: Up Series on Wikipedia]