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When Harvey Met Bob, BBC Two | reviews, news & interviews

When Harvey Met Bob, BBC Two

When Harvey Met Bob, BBC Two

The story of Live Aid entertainingly dramatised

An Eighties 'Odd Couple': Domhnall Gleeson and Ian Hart as Geldof and Goldsmith

At one point in Joe Dunlop’s Boy's Own adventure-style dramatisation of the events leading up to Live Aid, concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith asked Bob Geldof: “Why are you doing it, that’s the question?” I’ve interviewed Geldof on a number of occasions and there’s no doubting either the sincerity or enduring nature of his commitment to Band Aid. I’m not sure, however, that I or anyone else, and certainly not this film, has ever quite got to the bottom of Goldsmith's question. Why Geldof? Why Ethiopia? And why couldn't he let go?

Domhnall Gleeson captured the surly eloquence, the awkward visionary streak, the maddening obstinacy shot through with naked self-doubt

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