Excellent to see this back after another seven years, first one on last night with the next two tonight and tomorrow.
As well as the life stories unfolding, it's interesting to see the improvements in technical filming quality over each installment - entirely on either 16/35mm film all the way to 1998, with that year’s 42 Up presented in widescreen for some of its scenes - maybe all but it was difficult to always know when each clip was from as on several occasions the captions were incorrect, showing '42 Up' on clips clearly from seven years later.
56 & 63 Up were filmed in HD and look fine, but oddly the worst quality footage was of 49 Up, filmed on SD video but seriously lacking in picture resolution compared to every other installment, as if it was taken from a low quality DVD copy instead of the original source. Or did it look that bad when first shown in 2005?
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