Time to catch up with reality TV pioneers
The latest chapter in the life and times of a local lawyer
will be aired on national television next week.
Successful barrister John Brisby QC was one of the children
to feature in ground-breaking reality TV series 7 Up in 1964.
It took a group of seven-year-olds from different parts of
the country and looked at their backgrounds and hopes for
It was made by Granada TV's world in Action team and was one
of the first programmes to focus on real people.
After its initial success, producers have revisited the children
every seven years and the series has continued to document
the group over the last five decades.
48 Up is being shown next week when we find out what Mr Brisby
and the others have been doing as they approach their half
Even back in 1964 John Brisby, who now lives at Stocking Farm,
Falcutt, was reading The Times and had plotted out his life.
Now he works as a QC, specialising in company and commercial
law and financial services.
He has worked on some top cases from his chambers at Chancery
Lane, London, and he will appear on the programme on ITV1
at 9pm next Thursday and September 22.
Mr Brisby declined to comment.
The Banbury Guardian - 8th September 2005