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on Jan 3, 2013

From ITV Studios 56UP Monday May 14th on ITV 1 Picture shows Peter at 56yrs 2012 in his band The Good Intentions with fellow band members Gabi left and Francesco Roskel right The latest instalment of ITVâs landmark documentary series returns to the channel this year to visit the group of people whose lives have been documented since they were seven to see where they are now in 56 Up The original 7 Up was broadcast in 1964 as a one off World in Action Special featuring children who were selected from different backgrounds and social spheres to talk about their hopes and dreams for the future As members of the generation who would be running the country by the year 2000 what did they think they would become Inspired by then World in Action editor Tim Hewatâs passionate interest in both the Jesuit saying âGive me the child until he is seven and I will show you the man❠and the rigid class system of 1960s Britain 7 Up set out to discover whether or not the childrenâs lives were pre determined by their background The result was ground breaking television the very first example of a programme recording real people living real lives â and the follow up films have won an array of awards Director Michael Apted has returned every seven years to chart the childrenâs progress through life Over the past five decades the series has documented the group as they have become adults and entered middle age dealing with everything life has thrown at them in between © ITV Photographer Harriet Gill For further information please contact Peter Gray 0207 157 3046 petergrayitvcom This photograph is C ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above or ITV Once made available by ITV Plc Picture Desk this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the TX date and no reproduction fee will be charged Any subsequent usage may incur a fee This photograph must not be syndicated to any other publication

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