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A Fa­natic Heart: Bob Geldof on Yeats (Sky Arts, Sky 020, 5.20pm). If for noth­ing else, Bob Geldof should be world­fa­mous in New Zealand for up­set­ting Win­ston Peters by call­ing “shame­ful” our for­eign aid con­tri­bu­tions. The Ir­ish singer-song­writer is a pas­sion­ate fan of the poet WB Yeats and here pays trib­ute to his coun­try­man “who showed Ire­land wasn’t just about the Famine”. Geldof wants the doc­u­men­tary to cor­rect the “kitsch view” of Ir­ish his­tory. The best parts are po­et­i­cal: recitals by Van Mor­ri­son, Anne En­right, Sting, Bono, Colm Tóibín, Damian Lewis, Liam Nee­son and many more. (2016)

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