Sinclair Spectrum V Micro drama for BBC4


July 1, 2009

During the 1980’s there was a battle of the computer makers which influenced the decision making during that time.

This is going to be the basis of a new ninety minute drama made for the satellite and digital channel, BBC4.

The drama comedy will follow the exploits of the people behind the ZX Spectrum and the BBC Micro.

These early PCs laid the seeds of computing, but behind the scenes, an argument raged.

The story is based on two men, Clive Sinclair and Chris Curry, who started off as friends and ended up bitter rivals fighting for computer supremacy in the UK.

The main roles will be played by Martin Freeman (Chris Curry) and Alexander Armstrong (Clive Sinclair) and the drama will use archive footage to show what things were like in those early days.

It looks as if this could be a really interesting drama covering the early days of hi-tech.






 

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