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Bob Geldof on WB Yeats: A Fanatic Heart

Bob Geldof examines the life and work of 20th-century poet William Butler Yeats. He argues that Yeats brought about immense change in Ireland's struggle for independence.

Musician and advocate Bob Geldof examines the life and work of one of the 20th century's greatest poets, William Butler Yeats. Geldof argues that as a poet and statesman, at the vanguard of a cultural revolution, Yeats brought about immense change in Ireland's struggle for independence, without firing a bullet.

Written by Geldof and Roy Foster, this incisive and moving documentary features readings by Bill Nighy, Van Morrison, Richard E Grant, Colin Farrell, Bono, Edna O'Brien, Ardal O'Hanlon, Noel Gallagher and Liam Neeson.

1 hour, 40 minutes

On TV

Thu 3 Oct 2019 00:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Bob Geldof
Writer Bob Geldof
Consultant Roy Foster
Executive Producer Mike Connolly
Executive Producer Emma Cahusac
Executive Producer David Harvey
Director Gerry Hoban

Broadcasts

  • Sun 3 Apr 2016 21:00
  • Mon 4 Apr 2016 02:05
  • Mon 30 May 2016 22:25
  • Thu 3 Oct 2019 00:00