Micro Men is a BBC docudrama set in the late 1970s and 1980s, about the rise of the British home computer market. The drama features the rivalry between Clive Sinclair who developed the ZX Spectrum, and Chris Curry - the man behind the BBC Micro, focusing on the race to become the provider of a home computer for the BBC's programming for schools. Certain parts of the drama are based on historical fact whilst others are mere dramatisation and a version of events at the time. The drama is directed by Saul Metzstein and stars Alexander Armstrong as Clive Sinclair and Martin Freeman as Chris Curry.
|Clive Sinclair - wikipedia
Sir Clive Marles Sinclair (born 30 July 1940) is a British entrepreneur and inventor, most commonly known for his work in consumer electronics in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
|Clive Sinclair, the Anatomy of an Inventor (BBC Horizon)
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|Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires
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|The Machine That Changed the World
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|Inventions That Changed the World
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