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Articles Tagged 'documentary'

The Estate

What Are Brits Watching: ‘Skint’

Channel 4’s Skint examines the broke life. What’s on: Skint What is it: This four-part observational documentary series tells the stories of individuals and families who are surviving without working due to long-term unemployment or have never worked at all. Some of the younger people featured don’t even expect to get a job when they grow […]


’56 Up’ Revisits a Handful of Britons on Journeys Through Life

Almost a half century ago, one of the greatest of reality television shows began in England, only no one labeled it as such then. Seven Up, a documentary that focused on 14 kids from various strata in British society, each of them a bright-eyed 7-year-old, aired on Granada Television in 1964. Some 49 years […]

Michael Apted’s ’56 Up’ Set For January 2013 U.S. Release

They’ve become almost like old friends, and now we have another chance to catch up. For the past half century, fans of English filmmaker Michael Apted’s Up series have gotten to check in with the group of men and women he has been interviewing every seven years since they were 7-year-olds gathered to romp at […]

Summer of London: Five Earth and Natural History Series on iTunes

Have you ever come across a documentary on the telly and an hour later you felt much, much smarter? It’s almost like, “How did I not know this before!? I’d like to learn more about what happens when a star explodes.” Not that you’re going to start lecturing at the nearest university, but you’ve definitely […]