Scripted Drama

Micro Men

In this affectionately comic drama, legendary inventor Clive Sinclair (Alexander Armstrong) battles it out with ex-employee Chris Curry (Martin Freeman), founder of Acorn Computers, for dominance in this fledgling market.

The rivalry comes to a head when the BBC announce their Computer Literacy Project, with the stated aim of putting a computer 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?

Broadcaster:BBC4
Distributor:IMG
Genre:Scripted Drama
Format:1 x 90 min
Production year:2009
Executive Producer:Elinor Day
Produced by:Andrea Cornwell
Directed by:Saul Metzein