7 Up show returns – time for a happy dance!

One of my favourite shows is returning to TV after a seven-year break.
Anyone else here a fan of Michael Apted’s 7 Up documentary series?
It’s a fascinating look at the lives of a group of British children from different backgrounds. The doco makers return every seven years to film then again, so after 7 Up there was 14 Up and so on, and now we are up to 63 Up.
The shows are filled with heartwarming and tear-jerking moments and I can’t wait to see how the “kids” are faring.
You can read about it here here.
Airs on SBS Sunday, June 10 and will be available on SBS On Demand.



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  1. Ohmygodohmygodohmygod.
    I have been waiting for the next instalment of this for a decade.
    I am so excited.
    I am so invested in these people.
    Icantwaiticantwaiticantwait.
    This makes me so happy. I am overcome.

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    • Yes. Neil owes so much to that other fella.
      I seem to remember that the librarian (Susan?) was not well. I hope she’s okay.
      I’m not going to look anything up. I don’t want to spoil the anticipation.

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  2. I don’t want to know any spoilers either! yay oh yay oh yay. I hope Susie is okay and hope Neil is at least edging towards some happiness. His last episode didn’t seem as grim as some of the earlier ones, but . . . .

    I LOVE this series.

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  3. The earlier seasons are on On Demand now but I don’t want to remind myself too much of where things left off. Neil was doing a bit better and on the local council, right?

    • Stop it, stop it.
      It has been sunny here, and I have the doors open but I am layered: singlet, t-shirt, woollen jumper.
      I have ordered a pair of pyjamas for the long-doggo. There is no dignity in winter.

      • Oh I hate the cold. You have to get around like a spaceman.
        It’s been almost like summer here. It sometimes happens that we get really nice autumns like this. But even so, it’s special when it’s this warm. I just hope it continues until we leave. But the farmers probably want rain.

      • I can tolerate the cold. It’s the wind that drives me to contemplate the benefits of being a serial killer.
        Image of pjs for everyone’s amusement, except my dog’s.

  4. Has everyone watched it? can we talk about it? don’t read on if you haven’t watched.

    I am gutted about Nick – I really like him. It sounds so serious. I was braced for one of the girls to be seriously ill or not with us ( Susie or maybe someone else entirely – the names aren’t always clear to me until I get into it again, lol). but Nick was one of my faves. damn.
    I thought the difference between 56 and 63 was huge. As someone nearly at the 56 mark it was a big warning to not have regrets about life.
    This show makes me endlessly think about life. for example, Andrew has become much more likable over time – i wonder whether it was his wife that helped? He seems very family-oriented and happy with his world.
    This series they seem to be much more acknowledging of Michael Apted – a few of them said things like “well, you know me Michael”. Kind of interesting.

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