Jackie, Lynn and Sue at age seven - three British schoolchildren who appeared in the 1964 Granada TV documentary "Seven Up!"
Directed by Paul Almond, the film used as its jumping point the Jesuit adage, "Give me the child until he is seven and I will give you the man." Would the dreams and wishes of these seven-year-olds manifest as destiny in their later years? And would British society accommodate or stifle their opportunities?
Michael Apted, a researcher on the first film, returned to these same 14 boys and girls every seven years to discover how their lives have progressed, as they aged, married, had children of their own, and suffered the travails of life - illness, infidelity, divorce, the deaths of parents and loved ones. The latest chapter, "56 Up," continues their stories.
Credit: Granada Television