Story of Live Aid
Starring Domhnall Gleeson (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows) as Bob Geldof and Ian Hart (Backbeat, Five Daughters) as Harvey Goldsmith, and marking the 25th anniversary of Live Aid, When Harvey Met Bob dramatizes the events that led up to the biggest televised international charity concert the world has ever seen. In October 1984, Bob Geldof arrives home to find his wife watching a BBC broadcast from the feeding camps in the Eritrea province. Deeply affected, Geldof moves into action. First he persuades a host of rock stars to give their name and talent for free to the Band Aid record – Do They Know It's Christmas? – which goes on to sell millions of copies. But after returning from Ethiopia to ensure the proceeds from the record actually reach the starving, he realizes that so much more needs to be done. It is at this point that he conceives the idea of a global music event to feed the world and partners with Harvey Goldsmith, the famous and well respected music promoter. When Harvey Met Bob follows the duo on a roller-coaster ride of struggles and emotion as they go from a mad-cap idea and a list of unconfirmed acts, to one of the most iconic events in modern history. When Harvey Met Bob premieres Thursday, December 30, 2010 9 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America.