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Anything We Can Do…

DRAMATISED VERSION of THE GOOD LIFE with home computers. Lower-middle-class, lower-middle-aged couple (JOHN BLEASDALE and HELEN WATSON) move into a new house and contend with dramatised dramas of the sort that would face any starter home resident. Most interesting episode was when they bought a Commodore Pet, or possibly an Apple II? Either way, it was an odd shape and drew a green alien in a maze on the screen. A lot. Much talk about using the computer “in your home as much as at work”, so you got Bleasdale’s dad (MIKE HALLS) happily programming a ZX81 to open and close his greenhouse shutters while sonny boy struggled with a primitive spreadsheet programme (max. 50 columns).

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