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Had a great time interviewing Jon Hare, co-founder of Sensible Software, for my Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict movie. Do you want to know about the origins of Twister, Wizball, Wizkid, Cannon Fodder and Sensible Soccer? Want to know Jon’s thoughts about Cannon Fodder on the Spectrum? Want to know if Rem kicked Jon’s ass on the latest build of Jon’s new Sociable Soccer? Well you’ll need to order the film then…. 🙂

It was a sunny cold winter’s day as I popped down to Jon Hare’s house for an ultimate fanboy moment. Yes, I was a fan of Wizball and Wizkid, but – wow. This man designed Cannon Fodder! And Sensible Soccer! All will be revealed in Memoirs of a Spectrum Addict, due for its premiere around the end of August 2016, and which can be preordered by clicking the image to the right.

And yes, Jon did win 4-1 on the new Sociable Soccer. He looked suitably gutted when I scored, though, ha ha ha!!!!! (evil cackle).

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Had a really cool time interviewing Clive “Saboteur” Townsend, who shall otherwise be now known as The Thirsty Ninja ;-). Genuinely, a pleasure to meet another of my Spectrum heroes, Clive was an absolute gent, we did the interview in the bar of a beautiful manor hotel, then the extended interview on the “making of” Saboteur out in the grounds, where Clive also told us about his Bang Upto Date Project and did his ninja moves in the maze.

We then retired to yonder local hostelry in the town of Wells – where they filmed the Simon Pegg movie Hot Fuzz. Cue Hot Fuzz Photoshoot, with me and Clive in front of a variety of Hot Fuzz landmarks, followed by meat and beer products. A great day!! Thanks Clive.

www.clivetownsend.com

www.banguptodate.co.uk

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My Spectrum Addict film has made the local press again when the Lincolnshire Echo visited a film shoot. We were picked as “Editor’s Choice”! 🙂    This was the third school-based film shoot, and will be used for a nostalgic re-enactment scene of swapping those Spectrum games in the playground… the best bit about it was how well the students engaged with the Spectrum and its games. They were genuinely fascinated!!!

http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/8203-children-80s-8211-Memoirs-Spectrum-Addict/story-28637017-detail/story.html

Coming soon…… the Clive Townsend Interview…….!

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