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Live Aid for Africa

The world's leading musicians combine to create the greatest rock event of all time. On 24 October 1984 Michael Buerk sent the second of his reports from Ethiopia showing the desperate plight of the starving masses there. At his home in Chelsea, Bob Geldof was so moved by the report that the next morning he started ringing around his friends in the music business. He persuaded them to pool their talents in order to raise money to feed the Ethiopians. Thus Band Aid was born.
FEATURE: page 3 and BACK PAGES: 86
See page 28 for details of how to get the best out of this joint BBCtv/Radio 1 presentation.

11.50 am BBC2
Live Aid for Africa
In a new report Michael Buerk recalls how the world, and the pop music industries, responded to the disaster in Ethiopia.

12 noon
Live Aid for Africa
Live from Wembley Stadium, London and J.F.K. Stadium, Philadelphia, with contributions from Australia, Japan and many European countries, Band Aid takes a massive step further to help eradicate the spreading threat of starvation in Africa with Live Aid for Africa. For the next 16 hours BBC2, BBC1 and Radio 1's stereo network help to broadcast this concert to the far corners of the world creating the largest viewing figure of all time. The generosity of this massive audience will determine the amount of money that Band Aid will raise for Africa. The first five hours come from Wembley with live music from Australia, Japan, Holland, Austria, Yugoslavia and Holland. The second five hours alternate between J.F.K., Philadelphia and Wembley.

12.0 Opening ceremony
12.5 Status Quo
12.25 Style Council
12.47 Ultravox
1.18 Boomtown Rats and Adam Ant
1.47 Spandau Ballet
2.4 Elvis Costello
2.18 Nik Kershaw
2.49 Sade
3.18 Sting, Phil Collins and Julian Lennon
3.53 Howard Jones
4.7 Bryan Ferry
4.38 Paul Young and Alison Moyet
5.0 Bryan Adams, Live from America
5.20 U2
5.41 The Beach Boys, Live from America
6.0 Dire Straits
6.21 Tears for Fears, Live from America
6.40 Queen
7.1 Simple Minds, Live from America
7.20 David Bowie
7.41 Pretenders, Live from America
8.0 The Who
8.21 Santana and Pat Metheny, Live from America
8.40 Elton John and Wham!
9.20 The Thomson Twins and Nile Rodgers, Live from America
9.39 Wembley Finale Mercury and May, Paul McCartney Tout Ensemble
BBC One London

Live Aid for Africa

The second part of Live Aid for Africa.
BBC 1 10.0 pm-4.0* am
Live Aid for Africa
Turn to BBC1 for the rest of the music, live from the USA and star interviews from a night club in London's West End.
The running order is
Tom Petty
The Cars
Kenny Loggins
Neil Young
Power Station
Eric Clapton
Phil Collins, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and Paul Martinez
Duran Duran
Madonna
Patti Labelle
Hall and Oates, The Temptations
Mick Jagger and Tina Turner
Bob Dylan
and Finale
During the day Janice Long, Richard Skinner, David Hepworth, Andy Batten Foster, Mike Smith, Mark Ellen, Andy Kershaw, Steve Blacknell, Paul Gambaccini and guest presenters will be at Wembley keeping in touch with the fund-raising and talking to the many stars and performers there.
BBC Radio 1 England

Live Aid for Africa

The greatest performance event in rock and pop history deserves the most complete coverage. Today Radio 1 in stereo and BBCtv come together to bring you an unprecedented 'simulcast' of two mammoth concerts from Wembley Stadium in London and John F Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia.

Featuring the greatest collection of stars ever assembled on one occasion, Live Aid's intention is to entertain, and in so doing to raise money to keep people alive in Africa.The presenters throughout the day for this TV and stereo sound experience are Andy Batten-Foster, Steve Blacknell, Mark Ellen, Paul Gambaccini, David Hepworth, Andy Kershaw, Janice Long, Richard Skinner, Mike Smith.

As Bob Geldof has said, 'We've kept millions alive; now we must give them a life.'

12 noon
Live Aid for Africa
Live from Wembley Stadium, London and J.F.K. Stadium, Philadelphia, with contributions from Australia, Japan and many European countries, Band Aid takes a massive step further to help eradicate the spreading threat of starvation in Africa with Live Aid for Africa. For the next 16 hours BBC2, BBC1 and Radio 1's stereo network help to broadcast this concert to the far corners of the world creating the largest viewing figure of all time. The generosity of this massive audience will determine the amount of money that Band Aid will raise for Africa. The first five hours come from Wembley with live music from Australia, Japan, Holland, Austria, Yugoslavia and Holland. The second five hours alternate between J.F.K., Philadelphia and Wembley.

12.0 Opening ceremony
12.5 Status Quo
12.25 Style Council
12.47 Ultravox
1.18 Boomtown Rats and Adam Ant
1.47 Spandau Ballet
2.4 Elvis Costello
2.18 Nik Kershaw
2.49 Sade
3.18 Sting, Phil Collins and Julian Lennon
3.53 Howard Jones
4.7 Bryan Ferry
4.38 Paul Young and Alison Moyet
5.0 Bryan Adams, Live from America
5.20 U2
5.41 The Beach Boys, Live from America
6.0 Dire Straits
6.21 Tears for Fears, Live from America
6.40 Queen
7.1 Simple Minds, Live from America
7.20 David Bowie
7.41 Pretenders, Live from America
8.0 The Who
8.21 Santana and Pat Metheny, Live from America
8.40 Elton John and Wham!
9.20 The Thomson Twins and Nile Rodgers, Live from America
9.39 Wembley Finale Mercury and May, Paul McCartney Tout Ensemble

10.0 pm-4.0* am
The running order is
Tom Petty
The Cars
Kenny Loggins
Neil Young
Power Station
Eric Clapton
Phil Collins, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and Paul Martinez
Duran Duran
Madonna
Patti Labelle
Hall and Oates, The Temptations
Mick Jagger and Tina Turner
Bob Dylan
and Finale

Feature: page and Back Pages: 88
BBC Radio 1 England

Simon Bates's Live Aid Update

Simon charts the progress of Live Aid, revives musical memories of that exciting day in July when pop and rock history was made at Wembley Stadium and reports back from Africa on the situation there today: what has been happening to the money raised by the event and where it can be channelled most effectively in the future. Producer STUART GRUNDY
0 FEATURE: page 19
BBC Two England

Live Aid Preview

Tonight Noel Edmonds sets the scene for tomorrow's 16-hour concert live from
Wembley Stadium and JFK Stadium, Philadelphia. The concert features the top rock and pop artists from around the world who will be getting together in the biggest event ever to raise money for the relief of famine in Africa. Researched and compiled by COLIN MARCHANT
Production MICHAEL HURLL
BBC Two England

85 Whistle Test 86

In the course of the next five-and-a-half-hours BBC2 takes you out of 1985 and into the New Year in the company of some of the world's top rock musicians.
8.5 The Band Aid Story Food and Trucks and Rock 'n'Roll
At the end of 1984 in a small studio in London's Notting Hill Gate Bob Geldof ,
Midge Ure and a group of friends got together to record 'Do they know it's Christmas?'. All proceeds from the record's sale were to help relieve the Ethiopian famine. The song became the biggest-selling UK single of all time - Band Aid was born.
The film follows Band Aid's meteoric rise through events like Live Aid and Fashion Aid till today it stands as one of the major forces in African famine relief.
Film editor BRIAN DYKE
Producer ADRIAN HUGHES Director LAN MCMILLAN Television presentation MICHAEL APPLETON
9.15 Live Aid - The Concert
At 12 noon on 13 July 1985 Wembley Stadium became the starting point of the greatest single rock event of all time. During the following 161 hours, rock musicians from all over the world were to come together to raise millions of pounds for famine relief in Africa, and for the next 75 minutes there's a chance to sample the flavour and emotions of one of the year's most amazing occasions.
10.30 Video Video
A chance to see some of your favourite videos of 1985 in the first stereo video simulcast programme. See again the best of the weekly VideoVote winners as chosen by Whistle Test viewers.
11.0 Double Header
Two rock concerts from north and south of the border take you out of the Old Year and into the New.
Madness live from the stage of London's Hammersmith Odeon, introduced by Richard Skinner and at 11.35 King live from Barrowlands, Glasgow
Introduced by Billy Sloane and Steve BIacknell
12.10 am Pick of the Year
Traditionally on New Year's Eve Whistle Test looks back over the year's programmes and selects some of the best moments for a rerun.
This year you can have a greater hand in the selection of items. Do you want to see the Eurythmics or Sting in Paris again? Maybe Sade, Blancmange, Simply Red, Alison Moyet , Big Daddy, Van Morrison , Los Lobos, Marc Almond or one of the other live studio bands? Or maybe your choice would be the Whistle Test team discovering London's Rock Landmarks?
There will be a list displayed in the studio and you can help add your choice by phoning [number removed]and saying what you want to see. Outside broadcast directors
DAVID G CROFT and TOM CORCORAN Studio director PHILIP CHILVERS Producers
JOHN BURROWES and TREVOR DANN Editor MICHAEL APPLETON
From 9.15- 11.30 a simultaneous broadcast with Radio 1. Viewers with stereo Radio 1 may wish to turn off TV sound and position their speakers on either side of the screen, butafewfeet away. Stereo headphones provide a suitable alternative.
* FEATURE: page 19
BBC One London

Panorama

Live Aid's Desert Gamble
Two months ago the Live Aid pop spectacular raised millions of pounds for famine relief in Africa. But the idea which caught the imagination of the world has now come face to face with reality. For in Sudan the truth is that the famine has been made much worse by human errors. Gavin Hewitt reports on the complex problems Live Aid and its organisers will have to overcome to make sure that the generosity of millions will not be squandered. Producer TOM ROBERTS Editor DAVID DICKINSON
BBC One London

Do They Know it's Christmas?

Bob Geldof in Africa
Pop's famine ambassador ended the most hectic year of his life with an extraordinary journey - a pilgrimage to the drought-stricken areas of Africa to decide how to spend EW million, the money raised by the Live Aid concerts. Geldof s trip took him through six countries: from Timbuktu to Korem, the refugee camp which moved him to start Band Aid.
Christopher Morris looks back on Geldof's transition from pop singer to inspiration for the international response to feed the world.
Chief picture editor RUSS CROMBIE Producer MARTYN GREGORY A BBCtv News special
(Highlights from Live Aid 85 on New Year's Eve. 8.5-10.30pm. BBC2)
9 FEATURE: page 19
BBC One London

Newsround Extra

The Newsround team takes a closer look at one of the big stories, exciting events, or fascinating personalities that are making eye-catching news.
This week Paul McDowell reports on: The Build Up to Live Aid
Tomorrow a billion television viewers worldwide will tune in to the biggest rock event ever. The top stars will play in massive concerts on both sides of the Atlantic, linked by satellite, and hoping to raise E10,000,000 in aid of famine victims in Africa. Paul meets some of the stars taking part, including Elton John , Tony Hadley and Gary Kemp of Spandau Ballet, and Bob Geldof , the man who inspired Band Aid and made it part of rock history.
Assistant producer BEA BALLARD Editor ERIC ROWAN
BBC Two England

Whistle Test - The View Ahead

A preview of tomorrow night's five-hour Whistle Test special, featuring the Band Aid story, highlights from the Live Aid concert,
Madness, King, and a whole lotta rock.
(85 Whistle Test 86. starts tomorrow at 8.5 pm)
BBC Radio 1 England

Newsbeat 85

Frank Partridge with a round-up of the day's news followed by a look back at 1985: the year the miners' strike ended ... Band Aid became Live Aid.... Boris Beckerconquered Wimbledon.... and football hit rock bottom at the Heysel Stadium. Plus the year's top sounds and the pick of those silly stories that raised a laugh.
Producer tony JONES
BBC One London

Choices

An Embarrassment of Riches As the world becomes smaller, it also becomes more uncomfortable. Television has brought the silent hunger of dying children into our homes - as well as Live Aid's exuberant response. No one would deny the value of choosing to give, but the manner of giving is more debatable. In Choices this week a panel of experts and a studio audience ask is there any point in the individual trying to stem world poverty? By choosing to make ourselves poor, do we make the poor rich? Isn't it all a matter of inter-govemmental policy? Or is that just a sophisticated excuse for the embarrassed rich in a world of hunger?
Studio director SIMON HAMMOND Producer FRANCES GUMLEY
Series producer JAMES MURRAY
BBC Two England

Born in the USA

A Whistle Test report on Bruce Springsteen
'Bruce thinks that if he loses his music he ain't gonna have nothing, and he wouldn't have had, if he never had his music, and he knows that, and he really enjoys to play, and it's fun to watch somebody that loves it.'
With the exception of 'Live
Aid' undoubtedly the UK rock event of 1985 was a Bruce Springsteen tour.
Everywhere he went, he sold out massive open-air concerts, with people travelling the length and breadth of the country in search of tickets. For a time it seemed that everyone had been gripped by Springsteen fever. On 15 September 1984, in the middle of his American tour, David Hepworth caught up with Bruce at the Spectrum in Philadelphia and persuaded the 'Boss' to give one of his very rare interviews.
Film editor JURIS EKSTS
Director MICHAEL APPLETON (R)
BBC Radio 4 FM

News Review of the Year

On picket-lines and at conferences, at soccer riots and at summit talks, BBC reporters in Britain and around the world have been on the spot to describe the many faces of 1985. One of them, Phil Longman , reviews a year which has seen a new man at the top in the Kremlin, tragedies at football grounds in Bradford and Brussels, street rioting in London and Birmingham, the Live Aid phenomenon, and the return of the Ashes. Producer JONATHAN BAKER
(Re-broadcast on New Year's Eve at&30pm)
BBC Radio 4 FM

Sport on 4

Presented by Ian Archer
Test cricket at Trent Bridge and top-class athletics at Crystal Palace are the weekend's sporting highlights, while the crowds flock once again to
Wembley Stadium for Live Aid. Producer ROB BONNET
BBC Radio 1 England

Janice Long and John Peel's New Year's Eve Party

Join the intrepid duo as they get into top gear for the New Year festivities
9.15* Live Aid - The Concert
For the next 75 minutes let's remember the highlights from that incredible Saturday, 13 July, when all the greatest rock and pop musicians came together to raise millions of pounds for famine relief in Africa.
FEATURE: page 19
10.30* Video Video
Andy Kershaw introduces the top videos as chosen over the last few months by Whistle Test viewers.
11.0 Madness in Concert direct from the stage of the Hammersmith Odeon, London, introduced by Richard Skinner Producer JEFF GRIFFIN
11.30 Janice and John see out the old and bring in the new with some of your night-time favourites, including at 12 midnight
Producer MIKE HAWKES
A simultaneous broadcast with BBC2 from 9.15* to 11. 30
Full details: page 112
BBC Radio 4 FM

Landlord and Tenant

Phone-in: [number removed]Following up today's programme at 12.0 on finding somewhere to live,
John Howard is joined by barrister, Andrew Arden ; Bob Young ,
Director of Housing in Greater Manchester; Geoffrey Cutting of the Small Landlords' Association; and Nick Raynsford , Director of the housing aid group, SHAC, to answer your questions about finding somewhere to live. Who's entitled to a council home? How can you join a Housing Association? What is 'key money'? Lines open at 7.0pm
BBC Two England

With a Little Help from the Chip

The last of six programmes on how micro-technology can help disabled people to live more independent lives. Inventing
Britain leads the world in inventing aids for disabled people. This programme follows the development of a number of different types of aid, from the Micromike, made in an airing-cupboard in the inventor's home, to the Electronic Book, now marketed by Tandy. It looks at some of the pitfalls, the achievements and sources of help and advice.
Film editor JOHN BILUNGHAM Producer ANNA JACKSON
Director GEORGE AUCKLAND
For fully illustrated booklet, send a large sae with 28p stamp to:
[address removed]
Queries about any aspect of disability and micro-technology will be dealt with if you write to the above address.
• CEEFAX SUBTITLES
BBC One London

With a Little Help from the Chip

The last of six programmes on how micro-technology can help disabled people to live more independent lives. Inventing
Britain leads the world in inventing aids for disabled people. This programme follows the development of a number of different types of aid and looks at some of the pitfalls, some of the achievements and sources of help and advice.
Producer ANNA JACKSON
Director GEORGE AUCKLAND (R)
For fully illustrated booklet send large sae with 28p stamp to: [address removed].
Queries about any aspect of disability and micro-technology will be dealt with if you write to the above address.
* CEEFAX SUBTITLES
BBC One London

Wogan

Locked away in the Television Theatre, Terry asks a few friends to come along to the aid of the party: 'New Year's Eve, and some 150 editions of Wogan have dispersed into the ether and are, even as we speak, mingling with the stars high up in the heavens. There were those who said it wouldn't last; well,.we've shown them, my mother and I, we're still there, grimly hanging on. Of course, New Year's Eve is a dreadful time to do a live TV show, because I can't be at home watching Andy Stewart retiring once more, but there we are - that's showbiz.'
Director KEVIN BISHOP . Sound
LEN SHOREY. Producer PETER ESTALL






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