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42 Up : U.K.

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Summary

  • Now firmly in midlife territory, the Up series depicts the daily and long-term challenges its participants face at age 42. Do they even remotely resemble the youngsters of 7 Up, or are those wide-eyed children unrecognizable now? Did the Jesuit maxim on which the series was founded - Give me the child until he is seven and I will show you the man - prove baseless, too speculative, or does it have some merit? Viewers can judge for themselves as Symon talks about his mother's passing and how he regrets his lack of career ambition...as Tony's family leaves the East End for middle-class suburban environs...and as Jackie reflects on having more children out of wedlock and being dependent on her former mother-in-law. Nick has found success in America, although probably not to the extent that Andrew, now a flourishing lawyer, enjoys. Perhaps the most surprising story is Neil's - he has battled back from mental illness and now pursues a career in local politics.

Notes

  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 16, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Mode of access: Internet.
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform.
  • Closed-captioned.

Contents

  • Interviewing England's Future (1:15) -- Working Class British Career (1:41) -- Hard Work and Determination (3:40) -- Working Class British Parenting (2:17) -- Infidelity and Forgiveness (3:28) -- London's Changing Demographic (1:26) -- Family Losses (1:15) -- Success within Social Boundaries (0:41) -- An Upper Class British Wife and Mother (4:10) -- Finding a Second Career (2:44) -- A Gamble Pays Off (0:58) -- Learning from Life Mistakes (2:15) -- Modern British Family Structures (3:06) -- Family Life after Separation (2:09) -- Reflecting on Career Choices (2:02) -- Losing a Single Parent (1:56) -- Overcoming Stereotypes in Britain (2:27) -- Working in Social Service (4:03) -- Late Bloomers (4:23) -- Middle Age Contentment (3:32) -- Developments in British Education (1:15) -- Managing Career and Family (3:28) -- Coping with Death (3:45) -- Britain's Changing Social Values (1:25) -- Challenges of Being a Single Mother (3:47) -- Ambition vs. Reality (2:49) -- Unexpected Motherhood (3:59) -- Financial Difficulties as a Single Parent (3:21) -- Living with a Disease (3:28) -- Professional Achievements (2:01) -- Setting Realistic Goals (2:54) -- Leaving Rural England (3:43) -- Expatriate Life (2:00) -- Overcoming Trust Issues (2:26) -- Working Class Australian Parenting (1:34) -- Accepting Character Flaws (2:39) -- Paying the Bills (1:45) -- Creating a Home (1:52) -- Upper Class British Youth (2:58) -- Responding to Technology (1:37) -- Mixed Class Couple (2:19) -- Benefits of British Private Education (3:01) -- Following Upper Class Career Paths (3:00) -- Living with Mental Illness (3:37) -- Turning a Life Around (2:27) -- Moral Support (2:30) -- Working to Change the Social System (1:35) -- Marriage is Elusive (1:31) -- Faith in the Future (3:20) -- Reflections on Social Progress (3:35) -- On Participating in "Up" (3:15) -- A Glimpse of Britain's Future (1:34) -- Credits: 42 Up: U.K. (1:12)
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