Main content

Computers at Home

Episode 7 of 12

From Sinclair Spectrums to Amstrad PCs, this is the story of how 1980s Britain grew to love the home computer.

In the 1980s, 'micro computers' invaded the home. In this episode, Hannah Fry discovers how the computer was transported from the office and the classroom right into our living room.

From eccentric electronics genius Clive Sinclair and his ZX80, to smart-suited businessman Alan Sugar and the Amstrad PC, she charts the 80s computer boom - a time when the UK had more computers per head of population than anywhere else in the world.

Presented by Hannah Fry

Produced by Michelle Martin

(Photo: A Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer. Credit: Peter Macdiarmid //Getty)

Available now

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 22 Sep 2015 13:45

Clip

Broadcast

Podcast