BBC Micro

BBC Micro

Released on 1st December 1981, the BBC Micro is a microcomputer produced by Acorn, which was built for the BBCs Computer Literacy Project. The way these machines were produced and the way they worked, there was always something deeply philosophical about the whole user experience, which without question would have aided with the learning process of the children that used them.

In 1982 there was a TV series called The Computer Programme, which focused on learning how to use the machine, which was broadcasted on BBC2.

A pupil from William Howard School, Cumbria gets to grips with 1980s BBC BASIC on a Code Show visit

Throughout the 1980s, the BBC Micro inspired a generation of kids throughout the UK and it was BBC Basic that probably got them hooked in the first place. It was the staple diet of the National Curriculum.

In total, six BBC Micro models were produced including Model A, B, B+64, B+128, Master 128 and Master Compact.