BBC Two filming Live Aid drama
Published Jul 14 2010, 16:42 BST | By Alex Fletcher
BBC Two will air a drama about the international charity event Live Aid later this year.
The fundraising concert, which took place in 1985, featured some of the biggest bands from around the world, including Queen, David Bowie and Paul McCartney.
A one-off 90-minute feature, it will star Domhnall Gleeson as organiser and Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof
, while Ian Hart is cast as co-organiser and concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith. The duo's story has been described as "humorous, warm, tension-filled and ultimately deeply moving".
Controller of BBC Two Janice Hadlow said: "To mark the 25th anniversary of Live Aid, BBC Two celebrates with an ambitious single drama which tells the story behind the biggest televised international charity event in history and the two inspiring men that made it happen."
Titled When Harvey Met Bob
, the programme will be produced by Great Meadow Productions (Margaret Thatcher - The Long Walk To Finchley
, Bradford Riots
). It is currently shooting in Dublin ahead of a scheduled transmission in the autumn.