Preview: Made In The 80s – The Decade The Shaped Our World

Made In The 80s - The Decade The Shaped Our World - Kenneth Baker

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The extraordinary story of how Britain in the 1980s, a Britain in turmoil, changed the world by stealth through its politics, culture and technology.

In this concluding episode, when Thatcher’s Britain replaces coal with computers, Britain’s tech-driven reboot triumphs, thanks to university geeks and a bedroom army of games designers.

The inside story of how some very clever minds, a slice of luck, and a bit of outright deception shaped the world we live in today. In Cambridge, a chance discovery leads to the creation of a chip so powerful it found its way into billions of mobile phones and perhaps even saved Apple from going under. A new generation of computer-literate kids build the foundations for an industry now worth $235 billion, and Tim Berners-Lee stakes a claim for the biggest discovery of all.

Made In The 80s – The Decade The Shaped Our World – Monday at 10.00pm on Channel 4.

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