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Lesley Judd Lesley Judd ... Herself - Presenter
Ian McNaught-Davis Ian McNaught-Davis ... Himself - Presenter
Fred Harris Fred Harris ... Himself - Presenter
Derek Jacobi ... Alan Turing
Donald Michie Donald Michie ... Himself - Founder, Turing Institute (as Professor Donald Michie)
Robert Barry Robert Barry ... Himself - WRD Enterprises
Ian Page Ian Page ... Himself - Oxford University
John Hennessey John Hennessey ... Himself - Stanford University (as Professor John Hennessey)
Stefan Michalowski Stefan Michalowski ... Himself - Stanford University (as Dr Stefan Michalowski)
Patrick Suppes Patrick Suppes ... Himself - Professor of Philosophy (as Professor Patrick Suppes)
Bill Spencer Bill Spencer ... Himself - Head of PARC
Mark Stefik Mark Stefik ... Himself - PARC
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Mowforth Peter Mowforth ... Himself - Director of Academic Studies (as Dr. Peter Mowforth)
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28 March 1987 (UK) See more »

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Micro Live - The End
15 March 2018 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

When it was announced that Micro Live was ending their was uproar among the home computer user community. After all it was the only show directed at them even if the presenters were a bit sniffy about computer games.

Looking back again at the show on BBC Iplayer I can see why the BBC thought it was a time to call it a day. After all this was part of the BBC computer literacy project which was scheduled to last 5 years and included the launch of the BBC Micro which dominated the school computer scheme. The 5 years had ended and those home computers that launched in the early 1980s had reached the end of their lifespan. The Sinclair Spectrum, Commodore 64 were 5 years old. New models had come out, in some cases the manufacturers had gone bust.

The final program focused on a new stage show looking at the life of Alan Turing. It featured an interview with its star Derek Jacobi. The show was later adapted as a BBC movie with Jacobi again in the role.

The show also looked at the future of computing, in some ways they got it right. I think looking back at it they would be astonished with the rate of change. The internet became widespread, social networking took off. That mobile phone is now also a powerful computer that makes the home computers of the 80s as something from the stone age.

I will always have fond memories of this show.


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