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28 Up: Millennium Generation Season 4 Premiere Wed 29 Sep on BBC One

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One of the BBC’s most ambitious documentary projects returns for its fourth instalment.

Over 20 years in the making, and made by the same production team throughout, 28Up Millennium Generation has followed the lives – every seven years – of a group of people with very different backgrounds from all over the UK. All aged seven at the turn of the century, when the first film was made, they have now reached the age of 28.

Having had to give up his career as a footballer because of serious injury, Sanchez, from Leeds, continues his pursuit for fame in other ways by focusing on making it as a radio DJ.

Bolton-based Gemma, who was born able-bodied but who was left severely paralysed by a rare virus that attacked her body at the age of two, must find work in an increasingly competitive job landscape.

In Slough, we discover if John managed to travel the world as he dreamed of doing as a 14 year-old.

Oliver from London, who was educated at Eton, has re-evaluated his priorities after spending time in the US, but struggles to find career satisfaction.

Courtney, in Liverpool, wants to prove to herself and others that she can survive and thrive in the toughest of times, while Ben, from the Isle of Mull, figures out exactly what he wants for his life.

A celebration of the magic of ordinary lives, the films are a hopeful and optimistic account of what it means to be a British millennial.

Airdate: Wednesday 29 September 2021 at 9.00pm on BBC One.

Season 4 Episode 1 (of 2)