Bob Geldof takes on the work of W.B Yeats in the first of this two-part documentary looking at the poet's work in the context of 1916. He begins by tracking the poet's cultural activism in the years leading up to the Rising, and how Yeats led the way in imagining a new, proud, strong Ireland into being after the Famine – and how, after centuries of colonial oppression, he gave the people of Ireland back a story they could believe in and fight for.