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Yes, i am very much looking forward to watching this.
Thanks for listening, virgins.
It sounds like porn.
Ok, whatever gets you off I guess.
My heart's desire... is to see my daddy, who lives six thousand miles away.
I haven't actually seen any of it which is massively to my detriment, I know. Is there a boxset or something which collates all of the Up series till now?
I've not seen any of them either. Really want to.
I find it remarkable that the series is still going. But it's also remarkable to think that even ITV (and the ITV regions) once upon a time had strict public service broadcasting mandates imposed upon them, which led to the creation of such programmes.
It's really popular all over the world. I imported a US DVD of this documentary series that I couldn't find over here and it came with a leaflet advertising a new release of it. There's even a Simpsons episode that parodies it.
there was also a newer version
That's my weekend's viewing sorted.
Top it at once!
but the others are really good, looking forward to the new one
Anyone see last night's Russian 28up?
I vaguely remember 49 up because my mum has watched it since it started - she's the same age as them, and finds it very emotional. The thing that strikes me is how much people's lives can change. From the vantage point of a 24-year-old, I always tend to think that once people reach a certain age, that's it - they're settled and fixed as people. This programme just proves how ridiculous that it, these people are always changing, and in a lot of cases, becoming happier, even between 49 and 56. Seeing the kids grow up is so weird - they're all so recognisable. And it's interesting how many have gone down paths you might have guessed for them.
...one of the most moving programmes I have ever seen. And it doesn't even have anything that remarkable about it. Just watching life unfold is an amazing thing, isn't it?
I think 35 Up and 42 Up were my favourites though. Seeing them all reacting to death (Lynn and Tony especially) was incredibly touching. Also, Neil's story at 35 was so, so sad I didn't think I wanted to watch any more... he looked like a man who had totally given in. And then at 42, the shift was incredibly redemptive viewing.
Peerless television. Here's hoping they all (director included) make it to 70. That'd round it off nicely.