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Micro Men - BBC Four

Post by clarance » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:06 pm

What's going on? - Retro galore - http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/comingup/micromen/
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Post by Matt_B » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:39 am

clarance wrote:What's going on? - Retro galore - http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/comingup/micromen/
I've heard about this before, although it's good to see that it's finally up for broadcast.

The following sounds potentially interesting too:

"Gameswipe With Charlie Brooker. Charlie Brooker conducts a caustic, informative but ultimately affectionate analysis of the inner workings of the computer games industry."

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Post by Xyphoe » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:01 am

Awesomes!! Although no mention if Sir Alan will raise his ugly head in this tho ;) :D
Matt_B wrote: "Gameswipe With Charlie Brooker. Charlie Brooker conducts a caustic, informative but ultimately affectionate analysis of the inner workings of the computer games industry."
Double awesomes - Charlie Brooker is ACE, Screenwipe and Newswipe were superb ... really looking forward to this. Hope he invites his pal Dr Ashens along too :)
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Post by Xyphoe » Tue Sep 29, 2009 6:02 am

Oooh Gameswipe starts tonight - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00n1j8q
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Re: Micro Men - BBC Four

Post by STranger81 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:30 am

Looking forward to this for quite a while, although I prefer the original title "Syntax Era" which Martin Freeman mentioned in a recent interview.

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Post by Xyphoe » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:37 pm

Gameswipe is now on BBC iPlayer - http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... Gameswipe/

It was pretty good actually, lots of retro references and discussion there, and good to see it given 50mins ... Plenty of Speccy footage in there too! I think it's just a one-off though sadly, but I hope they make it into a series like Newswipe/Screenwipe.
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Re: Micro Men - BBC Four

Post by Xyphoe » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:43 pm

Oooops ...

Gameswipe discussion this way -> http://retrogamer.net/forum/viewtopic.p ... 6&start=15

(sorry, I missed that topic)
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Post by EnglishRob » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:27 am

Doing a google search it appears it'll be on next Thursday (8th) at 9pm on BBC4. Can't wait.

I always thought that there should be something like the Pirates of Silicon Valley but covering the British computer industry. I'll certainly be watching it next week.

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Re: Micro Men - BBC Four

Post by Gren » Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:44 am

Looking forward to this. Strangely, according to digiguide, the BBC HD version is not on the same night, but is being shown the following Wednesday (14th Oct) at 21:00.

Oh and if you're watching Micro Men on BBC4 on the 6th - if you start watching an hour earlier you'll catch the repeat of Electric Dreams part 2, which will be all about tech from the 80s :D
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Re: Micro Men - BBC Four

Post by Sepp Salerno » Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:51 pm

Its been on the sky panner for a while....hopefully itll be good :)
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