Michael Apted

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Michael Apted obituary
Eclectic director of documentaries and feature films, from Seven Up! to James Bond

Ryan Gilbey

10, Jan, 2021 @5:13 PM

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Michael Apted, 1941-2021: tributes paid to ‘visionary’ director of Up series
The film-maker, who has died aged 79, held up ‘a mirror to society’ with his pioneering documentaries

Harriet Sherwood

09, Jan, 2021 @6:55 PM

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Michael Apted: a vital and dignified director who understood how class shapes us all
Apted made his name with the brilliant Up TV series that examined people’s lives every seven years, before going on to become a film-maker of distinction, whose influence cannot be overstated

Peter Bradshaw

08, Jan, 2021 @10:31 PM

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Michael Apted, director and Seven Up documentarian, dies at 79
British director made films Coal Miner’s Daughter and The World is Not Enough, and the long-running Up documentary series

Benjamin Lee

08, Jan, 2021 @8:58 PM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2019: the full list
The pick of the year’s top television featured ghosts, gangsters, comedy buffoons – and a hot priest

19, Dec, 2019 @8:47 AM

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If the magisterial 63 Up teaches us anything, it’s that we are sustained by love | Tim Adams
The latest episodes in Michael Apted’s groundbreaking series revealed the importance of the right relationships

Tim Adams

09, Jun, 2019 @8:00 AM

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The week in TV: Killing Eve, Black Mirror, 63 Up, Tales of the City, Chernobyl – review
Jodie Comer’s assassin reveals lets the mask slip, while a new Black Mirror gleams

Euan Ferguson

09, Jun, 2019 @6:00 AM

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63 Up review – documentary marvel makes all other reality TV look trivial
Michael Apted’s groundbreaking seven-yearly series returns, seeming more dreamlike than ever as it follows its subjects into retirement and beyond

Lucy Mangan

04, Jun, 2019 @9:00 PM

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TV tonight: Britain's future gets even grimmer in Years and Years
Populism reaches Westminster in Russell T Davies’s turbulent ‘what if’ drama. Plus Michael Apted’s monumental documentary series returns with 63 Up. Here’s what to watch this evening.

Phil Harrison, David Stubbs, Graeme Virtue, Mike Bradley and Paul Howlett

04, Jun, 2019 @5:19 AM

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'I see my life as a failure' – the amazing rebirths of Seven Up star Neil Hughes
He wanted to be an astronaut but became a squatter, grouse-beater and Lib Dem councillor. As the Up series hits 63, the man whose story gripped a nation explains why he won’t be watching

Dave Simpson

03, Jun, 2019 @5:01 AM

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Seven Up! reaches 63: ‘I started filming them when they were young. But we are like a family now’
George Jesse Turner tells of his 42 years behind the camera on the documentary series that has become a TV institution

Vanessa Thorpe

01, Jun, 2019 @7:00 PM

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Unlocked review – plenty of talent, nothing to work with…
A cast of stars proves unable to lift this derivative, turgid terrorism thriller

Simran Hans

07, May, 2017 @7:00 AM

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