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Live 8: Twenty Years Ago Today (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary  -  20 December 2005 (UK)
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In July 2005, three billion people around the world watched a glittering line-up of musical legends perform in concerts designed to pressure the G-8 leaders into putting an end to poverty in Africa. But how did Bob Geldof, Bono and Richard Curtis pull off nine concerts with over a hundred top-selling artists in less than three months? Exclusive behind the scenes footage of the run-up to the event and in-depth interviews with Live 8's all-star cast -- including Robbie Williams, Sir Paul McCartney, Travis and Annie Lennox -- combine to tell a story which stretches back twenty years to Live Aid. The film reveals how Geldof persuaded Pink Floyd to bury the hatchet after twenty-five years of feuding. And why an argument over American rock band The Killers threatened to tear the organising team apart. Featuring interviews with Prime Minister Tony Blair and Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell, the film also recaptures the moment when Bob Geldof grew so angry at official roadblocks in London that ... Written by Brook Lapping

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