BBC Computer Literacy Project

In the 1980s, the BBC explored the world of computing in The Computer Literacy Project.

They commissioned a home computer (the BBC Micro) and taught viewers how to program.

The Computer Literacy Project chronicled a decade of information technology and was a milestone in the history of computing in Britain, helping to inspire a generation of coders.

This site contains all 146 of the original Computer Literacy Project programmes plus 121 related programmes, broken down into 2,509 categorised, searchable clips.

  • Watch any of the 267 programmes
  • Explore 2,509 programme clips by topic or text search
  • Find out how the BBC Computer Literacy Project came about
  • Run 166 BBC Micro programs that were used on-screen

https://computer-literacy-project.pilots.bbcconnectedstudio.co.uk/