Steve Goble

Choose life. (Deuteronomy 30:19)

TV dramadoc about the iconic 1985 Live Aid concert which looks as though it cost about the same amount to stage as the original event.

The dichotomy of visionary Bob Geldof's (Domhnall Gleeson) idealism versus organiser Harvey Goldsmith's (Ian Hart) realism is a chemical bomb waiting to explode throughout. It takes the latter about three-quarters of the programme to figure out that the only way to fight back against Geldof's uncompromising demands is to threaten to quit, a ploy that is testimony to the unspoken respect which develops between the two characters.

By the time Paul McCartney (Paul Rhys) starts crooning Let It Be at the concert's close, the all-eighties soundtrack has become a bit of a singalong, but with such a feelgood motive underscoring the whole story, that's hardly a bad thing.

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