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micro-men

189. Micro Men (Saul Metzstein, 2009)

The story of the competition between two rival computing entrepreneurs in the 80s, Micro Men is a TV Movie of the kind of quality that we rarely see in British TV schedules.  Alexander Armstrong and Martin Freeman are Clive Sinclair and Chris Curry, one time colleagues until Curry leaves to go his own way.  The home computing market is the battleground and these two very different characters go at each other.  The whole show is stolen by Armstrong’s phenomenal representation of the oddball genius Sinclair, the balding ginger and awkward looking man who was (external sources verify this) a huge hit with the ladies and possibly the last of the great British inventors.  A joy from start to finish I only wish there were more films like this made for TV in this country.