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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Chiwetel Ejiofor Gets Jazzed, HBO Offers Its Oscar-Nominated Short Docs and Two Famous Lovers Battle It Out

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Boardwalk Empire," "Eastbound and Down," "Homeland," "Masters of Sex" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    Michael Apted's '56 Up' Has Its Broadcast Premiere on PBS October 14

    Michael Apted’s “56 Up,” the most recent installment in his groundbreaking series of documentaries checking in with a number of Brits every seven years over the course of their very divergent lives, will have its national broadcast premiere on PBS October 14, as part of the award-winning POV (Point ...

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    Michael Apted's Entire 'Up' Series Now Available on Netflix Instant (CLIPS)

    Director Michael Apted's seven-part, generation-spanning documentary series "Up," which follows the lives of 14 British children from 1964 to 2012, is now available to stream on Netflix Instant.

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    Additional Thoughts on '56 Up' and the Rest of the Series: A HuffPostLive Talk

    Last week, I wrote a piece on Michael Apted's Up documentary series and how its evolution over time has distinguished it from similar extended film projects. Thursday afternoon, I was fortunate enough to participate in a panel discussion on the series with HuffPostLive, the online streaming web chan...

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    'Brooklyn Castle,' 'The Waiting Room' Set to Air on PBS This Fall

    PBS has for years now been providing a significant platform for independent films with series "POV" and "Independent Lens," which broadcast docs nationally to audiences who might not normally get a chance to find them given the current realities of theatrical releases these days....

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    Why Michael Apted's '56 Up' Retains a Charm That Will Always Elude Reality TV

    What began as an effort to capture the predictive nature of the British class system has become a half-century cross-section of a cultural curiosity. With the series available on DVD and Netflix Instant Streaming, Apted's work takes on new weight.

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    Michael Apted Adds '56 Up' To Long-Running Documentary Series

    Once begun as a singular look into how class systems affected British children in 1964, director Michael Apted's “Up” series has instead grown into a pleasantly surprising portrait of aging and diversity, insomuch as it remains a wonder to consistently see a new chapter pop up. Consider it a shock t...

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    Michael Apted Will Replace Ailing Curtis Hanson For Last Few Weeks Of Surfing Drama 'Of Men And Mavericks'

    It’s hard to tell if a filmmaker is in 'Director Jail' or if he just doesn’t feel like working. After the critical and commercial misfire “Lucky You,” Curtis Hanson (“L.A. Confidential,” “Wonder Boys,” “8 Mile”) didn’t have mu...

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