History Series / Up

28th Apr '15 10:47:28 AM nombretomado
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* ATouchOfClassEthnicityAndReligion: The original documentary's hypothesis, based on the quote at the top of this page, was that the UK's class structure is so strong a person's life path would be set at birth: at seven years old, the children's lives would already be representative of what they would grow up into. The assumption is that those born into the 'higher' classes of society will do better for themselves than those from the 'lower', who will struggle to progress up the social ladder. (The producer of the original programme had at one point thought to line 20 children up on the street, have three of them step forward and narrate ''"of these twenty children, only three will be successful"''... an idea which was not used, [[ValuesDissonance perhaps mercifully in hindsight]].) The idea of class immobility held up in most, but not all, cases as the series has progressed: the children from the working classes have by and large remained in those circles, though Tony seems to have become more middle class.

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* ATouchOfClassEthnicityAndReligion: UsefulNotes/ATouchOfClassEthnicityAndReligion: The original documentary's hypothesis, based on the quote at the top of this page, was that the UK's class structure is so strong a person's life path would be set at birth: at seven years old, the children's lives would already be representative of what they would grow up into. The assumption is that those born into the 'higher' classes of society will do better for themselves than those from the 'lower', who will struggle to progress up the social ladder. (The producer of the original programme had at one point thought to line 20 children up on the street, have three of them step forward and narrate ''"of these twenty children, only three will be successful"''... an idea which was not used, [[ValuesDissonance perhaps mercifully in hindsight]].) The idea of class immobility held up in most, but not all, cases as the series has progressed: the children from the working classes have by and large remained in those circles, though Tony seems to have become more middle class.
27th Apr '15 1:01:50 PM Morgenthaler
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The ''Up'' Series comprises (at present) eight television documentaries following 14 English people's lives from the age of 7 upward. Beginning as an episode of the [[{{ITV}} Granada]] Television ''World In Action'' series in 1964, "Seven Up!" aimed to show the different attitudes and prospects of children from different social classes. It proved so popular that the children were revisited seven years later, and every seven years after that. Film director Michael Apted (''GorillasInTheMist, Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough, Film/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'') was involved with the original programme as a young researcher and chose the child participants, and has made every subsequent instalment over the decades since.

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The ''Up'' Series comprises (at present) eight television documentaries following 14 English people's lives from the age of 7 upward. Beginning as an episode of the [[{{ITV}} Granada]] Television ''World In Action'' series in 1964, "Seven Up!" aimed to show the different attitudes and prospects of children from different social classes. It proved so popular that the children were revisited seven years later, and every seven years after that. Film director Michael Apted (''GorillasInTheMist, (''Film/GorillasInTheMist, Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough, Film/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'') was involved with the original programme as a young researcher and chose the child participants, and has made every subsequent instalment over the decades since.
1st Dec '14 10:00:33 PM nombretomado
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* AustralianAccent: Paul, after his father takes him to Oz in his youth.

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* AustralianAccent: UsefulNotes/AustralianAccent: Paul, after his father takes him to Oz in his youth.
17th Jul '14 3:57:23 PM Eegah
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* DisappearedDad: Symon had one, leading to him determined to be present in his own kids' lives even after his first wife divorced him.

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* DisappearedDad: Symon had one, leading to him being determined to be present in his own kids' lives even after his first wife divorced him.
17th Jul '14 3:57:02 PM Eegah
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* DisappearedDad: Symon had one, leading to him determined to be present in his own kids' lives even after his first wife divorced him.
21st Dec '13 12:06:18 PM LongLiveHumour
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* BritishEducationSystem: Forms a major part of it, as the creator, Michael Apted, initially wanted to show the unfair privileges private education granted.

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* BritishEducationSystem: UsefulNotes/BritishEducationSystem: Forms a major part of it, as the creator, Michael Apted, initially wanted to show the unfair privileges private education granted.
24th May '13 2:00:11 AM theduck
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* BritishAccents: Pronounced, to the point that the [=DVDs=] really should have subtitles.

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* BritishAccents: Pronounced, to the point that the [=DVDs=] really should have subtitles.Pronounced.
20th Mar '13 4:35:29 PM Xtifr
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The ''Up'' Series comprises (at present) eight television documentaries following 14 English people's lives from the age of 7 upward. Beginning as an episode of the [[{{ITV}} Granada]] Television ''World In Action'' series in 1964, "Seven Up!" aimed to show the different attitudes and prospects of children from different social classes. It proved so popular that the children were revisited seven years later, and every seven years after that. Film director Michael Apted (''GorillasInTheMist, Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough, VoyageOfTheDawnTreader'') was involved with the original programme as a young researcher and chose the child participants, and has made every subsequent instalment over the decades since.

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The ''Up'' Series comprises (at present) eight television documentaries following 14 English people's lives from the age of 7 upward. Beginning as an episode of the [[{{ITV}} Granada]] Television ''World In Action'' series in 1964, "Seven Up!" aimed to show the different attitudes and prospects of children from different social classes. It proved so popular that the children were revisited seven years later, and every seven years after that. Film director Michael Apted (''GorillasInTheMist, Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough, VoyageOfTheDawnTreader'') Film/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'') was involved with the original programme as a young researcher and chose the child participants, and has made every subsequent instalment over the decades since.
3rd Jan '13 4:13:07 AM Wackd
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The ''Up'' Series comprises (at present) seven television documentaries following 14 English people's lives from the age of 7 upward. Beginning as an episode of the [[{{ITV}} Granada]] Television ''World In Action'' series in 1964, "Seven Up!" aimed to show the different attitudes and prospects of children from different social classes. It proved so popular that the children were revisited seven years later, and every seven years after that. Film director Michael Apted (''GorillasInTheMist, Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough, VoyageOfTheDawnTreader'') was involved with the original programme as a young researcher and chose the child participants, and has made every subsequent instalment over the decades since.

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The ''Up'' Series comprises (at present) seven eight television documentaries following 14 English people's lives from the age of 7 upward. Beginning as an episode of the [[{{ITV}} Granada]] Television ''World In Action'' series in 1964, "Seven Up!" aimed to show the different attitudes and prospects of children from different social classes. It proved so popular that the children were revisited seven years later, and every seven years after that. Film director Michael Apted (''GorillasInTheMist, Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough, VoyageOfTheDawnTreader'') was involved with the original programme as a young researcher and chose the child participants, and has made every subsequent instalment over the decades since.
2nd Jan '13 11:37:00 PM Matthew6131994
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* TheWoobie: Paul's wife claims this is what attracted him to her
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