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Universal acclaim - based on 22 Critics

User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

Summary: In 1964, a film crew interviewed seven-year-old English kids: five or six from privilege, a Yorkshire farm lad, East-End girls, and boys from a children's home. Every seven years, Michael Apted re-interviews those willing (two declined this time). At 42, careers are stuck or flourishing; marriages are strong, shaky, or over (and Bruce recently married for the first time). They're dealing with parents' dying, and children coming-of-age. One is a single mom with young sons. One is remarried, but how are the five children from his first marriage? Lyn and Jackie face health problems with down-to-earth lucidity. Neil, on the margin at 28 and 35, has a glorious story of friendship at 42.
Runtime: 139 min
Production: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Genres: Biography, Documentary
Country: UK
Languages: English, Latin
Home Release Date: Aug 21, 2001
Director Credit
Michael Apted Director
Cast Credit
Andrew Brackfield Himself
Bruce Balden Himself
Charles Furneaux Himself
Jacqueline Bassett Herself
John Brisby Himself
Lynn Johnson Herself
Michael Apted Narrator/Interviewer
Neil Hughes Himself
Nicholas Hitchon Himself
Paul Kligerman Himself
Peter Davies Himself (Age 7)
Susan Sullivan Herself
Suzanne Dewey Herself
Symon Basterfield Himself
Tony Walker Himself
Producer Credit
Claire Lewis Co-Producer
Michael Apted Producer
Ruth Pitt Executive Producer
Stephen Lambert Executive Producer
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