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Micro Live was a BBC2 TV series that was produced by David Allen as part of the BBC's Computer Literacy Project, and followed on from earlier series such as The Computer Programme, Computers In Control, and Making the Most of the Micro. As the name implies, the series was broadcast live. The first programme was actually a one-off two-hour-long special, broadcast on Sunday 2 October 1983 under the name Making the Most of the Micro Live. A second one-hour special was then broadcast in the summer of 1984 - in that programme it was announced that Micro Live would be back on BBC2 as a regular monthly one-hour series starting in October of that year.A second season of Micro Live launched in 1985 as a weekly half-hour programme and was followed by a third series of weekly half-hour shows in 1986. The series broadcast its last programme in 1987.The scope of the programme was much wider than the preceding computer series and had a less formal feel due to its 'live' nature - not only did it cover more subject areas but it also featured more microcomputers instead of its main focus being the BBC Micro. It also regularly included stories from the United States and recorded various small but significant milestones, such as the first on-air transatlantic cellphone call made in a snowstorm from the top of a New York skyscraper to Lesley Judd sitting in a C5 outside Television Centre.Micro Live featuring Fred Harris and Ian McNaught-Davis is not currently available to stream, rent, or buy but you can track it for updates. It's a documentary show with 43 episodes over 5 seasons. Micro Live is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.2 (18 votes).

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43 Total Episodes of Micro Live Where to stream every episode from all 5 seasons of Micro Live. Filter these episodes by what's available to watch free or on your streaming services using the tabs above.

Season 1983

S1983 E00

Oct 1, 1983
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Making the Most of the Micro Live (1983-10-02) Oct 1, 1983 In a live edition of Making the Most of the Micro, Ian McNaught-Davis is joined in the studio by an audience of micro users and a team of experts. There are demonstrations of hardware and software, including a live download of a program from the BBC's new Telesoftware service, and a look at how the micro can be used to subtitle home videos. Dave Ellis makes micros make music, John Coll demonstrates an electronic mail service, and three teams of programmers, working on different micros, write software against the clock. And a national software competition is launched by the Minister for Information Technology, Kenneth Baker. Whether you are expert or novice, you can take part in the programme by joining in the phone-in, and putting questions or comments to the experts. Producer DAVID ALLEN Director PATRICK TITLEY

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S1983 E00

Jun 22, 1983
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Making the Most of the Micro Live (1983-10-23) Jun 22, 1983 Ian McNaught-Davis risks the failure of both hardware and software as he introduces the second live programme of items about the world of microcomputers-among them: the computer 'hackers'-who are they? BBC Radio's Basicode explained; American reporter Freff attempts to send a computer program live from New York and also delves into the world of computer-generated art as he meets graphics artist Loretta Jones. Plus the announcement of the winners of the BBC's National Schools Software Competition - with 930,000 worth of prizes - which was launched in the first Micro Live last October. Technical adviser STEVE LOWRY Assistant producer TERRY MARSH Studio director PATRICK TITLEY Producer DAVID ALLEN

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Season 1984

S1984 E00

Oct 4, 1984
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Episode 1 Oct 4, 1984 Ian McNaught-Davis and Lesley Judd present the first programme of a new, live monthly series in which anything that can go wrong, probably will.... American reporter, Freff, visits a 'live-action' movie at the Universal Studios tour in Hollywood and is narrowly saved from being lasered by a dragon. Superstars champion Brian Jacks and his family trudge the streets of beautiful downtown Croydon looking for the perfect computer.... Journalist Chris Palmer looks at the latest software releases: Steven Castell , author of Computer Bluff, comments on the month's news, and John Cole will be along to review the latest computer printers. If you have a modem, you can send messages to the Micro Live Bulletin Board during the show.

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S1984 E00

Nov 9, 1984
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November Programme Nov 9, 1984 Ian McNaught-Davis and Lesley Judd with news from the world of micros and telecommunications. This month: Brian Jacks reveals which micro he bought for himself and his family; the team try their hardest to corrupt their floppy discs; and, as 'MSX' finally hits the High Street, Chris Palmer examines what it means to the home computer market. British Telecom is well on its way to becoming a private company. By comparison, Freff reports on changes in the American telephone system. What effect will they have on consumers on either side of the Atlantic? Director TERRY MARSH Producer DAVID ALLEN

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S1984 E00

Dec 7, 1984
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December Programme Dec 7, 1984 Micro Live The first Christmas show on television - and the only one about computers. Lesley Judd and Chris Palmer play computer games - from 'pong', the first-ever arcade game, to the latest laser-disc games from Japan. Ian McNaught-Davis attempts to create a digital Christmas card and talks to Bill Bruford , percussionist with King Cimson, about electronic drum kits. Freff reports from New York on a computer system for making animated cartoons. Plus an update on Brian Jacks and his new computer; news and comment from Matt Nicholson , editor of What Micro; and suggestions for Christmas presents for the computer buff who has everything.... Producers PATRICK TITLEY, DAVID ALLEN

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Season 1985

S1985 E00

Jan 11, 1985
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January Programme Jan 11, 1985 Ian McNaught-Davis talks to Lynn McTaggart, Editor of Which Computer magazine, about the bad advice you may be given if you go to a High Street store to purchase a business computer. Leslie Judd and Fred Harris look at educational software; there's a visit to a computer camp for young enthusiasts; and the winners of the Micro Live Integrated Software Project will be announced. But why is Freff freezing on top of a skyscraper in New York with only a cellular radio telephone for company? Director TERRY MARSH Producer DAVID ALLEN

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S1985 E00

Feb 8, 1985
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February Programme Feb 8, 1985 On the road! This month's programme comes live from the British Telecom Research Laboratory at Martlesham Heath, near Ipswich. Ian McNaught-Davis looks at some of the latest developments in telecommunications, and talks to John Alvey , Chairman of the Alvey Committee and Engineer-in-Chief for BT. American reporter Freff joins in from New York on a new 'teleconference' system, and he has the latest micro news from America. And Lesley Judd and John Coll report from the recent Which? Computer show in Birmingham. Producer PATRICK TITLEY Series producer DAVID ALLEN

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S1985 E00

Mar 8, 1985
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March Programme Mar 8, 1985 with lan McNaught-Davis and Lesley Judd. In this, the last programme of the current series, Lesley investigates new applications for the laser disc. Mac challenges a robot at its own game, table tennis. Fred Harris reviews some portable and lap-held computers. And a look at the difficult job of live subtitling... Director TERRY MARSH Series producer DAVID ALLEN

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S1985 E00

Oct 10, 1985
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1985-10-11 Oct 10, 1985 The only live computer programme on television returns for a new, weekly series. Lesley Judd previews the entries in next week's Computer Animation Film Festival competition, with exclusive clips of the latest and best in computer graphics. Ian McNaught-Davis and American reporter Freff examine the ups and downs of the computer industry since the last series. Plus news of an investigation into the shady world of the cowboy computer maintenance companies, and Fred Harris explains how speech synthesiser add-ons to home micros can be used. Director PATRICK TITLEY Series editor DAVID ALLEN

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S1985 E10

Oct 17, 1985
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1985-10-18 Oct 17, 1985 Every day millions of industrial, commercial and military secrets travel around the world by cable and satellite ... a spy's dream. How secure are modem computer systems? Is computer-bugging a hacker's prank or professional international espionage? Fred Harris joins the army on manoeuvres and discovers whether data is secure on the battlefield. Ian McNaught-Davis explains how data encryption works. and there's news of THE LISTENER Crack the Code competition and its prizes. Lesley Judd casts an eye over the winners of the Computer Animation Film Festival with John Vince, one of the judges. Director TERRY MARSH Series editor DAVID ALLEN

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S1985 E10

Oct 24, 1985
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1985-10-25 Oct 24, 1985 If I Had a Hammer ... A film about computers in the music industry . Narrated by Lesley Judd. Few rock and pop records are made today without the help of sophisticated computer-based synthesisers. They can reproduce the sound of virtually any instrument and replay strings of notes more accurately than session musicians. This film traces their development from the 19th-century Telharmonium to the Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument. 'It doesn't make you a better carpenter because you can bash in nails with your fist,' says music producer MARTIN RUSHENT. 'The smart guy uses a hammer.' Film editor HORACIO QUEIRO Producer PATRICK TITLEY

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S1985 E10

Nov 1, 1985
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1985-11-01 Nov 1, 1985 A look at new developments in information technology. The doomed Three Mile Island reactor in Pennsylvania is the focus for work on artificial intelligence by the robotics department of nearby Carnegie Mellon University. American reporter Freff looks at some of the problems involved in designing robot vehicles which can move around on their own, recognise objects and do useful work. The aim: to clean up the radioactive interior. Fred Harris makes the most of music on the micro while Lesley Judd finds out why holding personal data on your computer will probably mean sending E22 to an address in Cheshire. Director PATRICK TITLEY Series editor DAVID ALLEN

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Season 1986

S1986 E00

Jan 20, 1986
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1986-01-20 Jan 20, 1986

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S1986 E00

Jan 27, 1986
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1986-01-27 Jan 27, 1986

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S1986 E00

Feb 3, 1986
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1986-02-03 Feb 3, 1986

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S1986 E00

Feb 10, 1986
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1986-02-10 Feb 10, 1986

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S1986 E10

Feb 17, 1986
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1986-02-17 Feb 17, 1986

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S1986 E10

Feb 24, 1986
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1986-02-24 Feb 24, 1986

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S1986 E10

Feb 28, 1986
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1986-02-28 Feb 28, 1986

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Season 1987

S1987 E00

Jan 17, 1987
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Final Episode Jan 17, 1987 The final live programme from the popular 1980's BBC series 'Micro Live', broadcast early 1987.

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S1987 E00

Jan 31, 1987
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1987-01-31 Jan 31, 1987

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