ZX Speccy Fans Shoud Watch Micro Men

#1 Edited by Linkyshinks (9881 posts) -

  
 apologies: title typo
 
 

Micro Men, which was formerly called Syntax Era, is now available on BBC iPlayer for UK residents:
 
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?
    
 
 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00n5b92/Micro_Men/     
 
 
  
#2 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -

Region locking, O' how I hate thee.

#3 Posted by Linkyshinks (9881 posts) -

I looked for it on Youtube but could only find clips... Maybe somebody will upload it eventually.  The humour is very dead pan, which is fitting because it also features the guy from The Office, Martin Freeman.

#4 Posted by Marzy (674 posts) -

Thanks LS, I will watch this later. :)

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