Micro Men - 720p (2009)

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Uploaded on 07/28/2013

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00n5b92

DURATION: 1 HOUR, 20 MINUTES

Affectionately comic drama about the British home computer boom of the early 1980s.

Legendary inventor Clive Sinclair battles it out with ex-employee Chris Curry, founder of Acorn Computers, for dominance in the fledgling market.

The rivalry comes to a head when the BBC announce their Computer Literacy Project, with the stated aim of putting a micro in every school in Britain. When Acorn wins the contract, Sinclair is furious, and determines to outsell the BBC Micro with his ZX Spectrum computer.

Home computing arrives in Britain in a big way, but is the country big enough for both men?

BBC - Please release this on Blue Ray with some nice extras, it is a work of art.

Credits
Clive Sinclair
Alexander Armstrong
Chris Curry
Martin Freeman
Hermann Hauser
Edward Baker-Duly
Steve Furber
Sam Phillips
Roger Wilson
Stefan Butler
Jim Westwood
Colin Carmichael
Nigel Searle
Derek Ridell
Valerie
Rhona Croker
Cynthia
Anne Beth Hayes
Ann Sinclair
Nicola Harrison
Director
Saul Metzstein
Producer
Andrea Cornwell
Writer
Tony Saint

Comments (1):

By jdietrich    2018-01-13

I can highly recommend the BBC drama "Micro Men", about the early years of the British home computer boom and the rivalry between Sinclair and Acorn. It gives a real flavour of the mad, maverick years before the IBM clones took over.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXBxV6-zamM

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