In one of documentary cinema's more remarkable enterprises, 49 Up profiles a group of English children every seven years, beginning in 1964. How do people change over the years? Can the adult already be found in the child of seven? What account would you give that child of the life you have lived since? These are the questions that have been explored, with mounting tension and surprise over four decades, in what would become a unique record of English life and Western culture at the end of the 20th century.