Graham and Human Catapult


I am trying to write an article about Graham. I own the Brown Trouser Job DVD where the bonus material includes the human catapult footage. Now, I believe in the video he stated it was some charity of Bob Geldof's, but I can't seem to find any additional information online about it. What I would specifically like to know for my article is what year that video was taken, if anyone knows? It looks like maybe '87 or '88. The lecture footage itself was from '88.

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arkennedy: I don't know if it'll help or not but I found this site:

It mentions that Bob Geldof co-founded Band Aid in 1984 and that he was in The Secret Policeman's Other Ball in 1981.

It also mentions other Charites and causes he was involved in. The site might help you find out what he and Graham worked on together.

grayskies: I think I may have found the answer to my own question:

I rewatched the clip on the DVD and realized it was Bob Geldof's Sport(s) Aid for Africa (sort of a Live Aid spinoff). According to Wikipedia, the event was held in 1986 and Graham launched (forgive the pun) the whole thing off with his human catapult up over Hyde Park.