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Micro Men

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?

1 hour, 20 minutes

Last on

Thu 24 Feb 2011 21:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Clive SinclairAlexander Armstrong
Chris CurryMartin Freeman
Hermann HauserEdward Baker-Duly
Steve FurberSam Phillips
Roger WilsonStefan Butler
Jim WestwoodColin Michael Carmichael
Nigel SearleDerek Riddell
ValerieRhona Croker
CynthiaAmy Beth Hayes
Ann SinclairNicola Harrison
DirectorSaul Metzstein
ProducerAndrea Cornwell
WriterTony Saint
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