Nearly 30 years ago, two young Irish pop singers set out to challenge the world. Their aim: to use their celebrity status to end poverty in Africa. Their work has made them icons of aid, and even garnered them Nobel Peace Prize nominations, but what impact has it really had on Africa? Through archive footage and candid new interviews with key players, including Bob Geldof, Bono and Bill Gates, the film re-examines three decades of unprecedented campaigns, and scrutinises the effectiveness of celebrity-led activism.
Why Poverty? Give Us The Money. BBC4: 9.00pm
Story by Sheena McGinley | 15:28 | Sunday 25th November 2012 | TV Highlights
Live Boxing: Carl Frampton v....
UTV Ireland: 10.50PM
They've been trading insults on the run-up to this fight, but it looks reasonably certain that Avalos doesn't stand much of...
Live Six Nations Rugby
RTE2: 2.00pm, BBC1: 2.00pm
We will have to wait until tomorrow to watch our boys line out against the English, but you can get your rugby fill on...
The Saturday Night Show
Brendan has quite the high flier guest on this week... because he's in a band called High Flying Birds! See what I did...RTE One |
How We Got to Now with Steven...
We live in a modern world where we've long surpassed thinking of something like a freezer as a luxury, or any kind of...BBC Two |
Clint Eastwood directed this flick which managed to earn Oscars for two of its stars, Sean Penn and Tim Robbins. The murder...TV3 |
RTE 2: 9.00pm
Remember when Ridley Scott used to make half-decent films like this? Gladiator tells the story of Maximus Decimus Meridius,...RTE 2 |