The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)

Following the success of the 1979 show and the financial benefits accruing to Amnesty from the spin-off movie, TV special and record albums – Cleese, Lewis and Walker planned the next show to be a more spectacular event. Cleese focused on broadening the comedic talent to be presented at the show. In addition to the Amnesty show stalwarts drawn from the Oxbridge/Monty Python/Beyond The Fringe orbit, he invited newcomers such as Rowan Atkinson’s colleagues from the BBC TV show Not the Nine O'Clock News including Pamela Stephenson and Griff Rhys Jones; comedian Victoria Wood and regional comic Jasper Carrott. Lewis secured a return appearance by Billy Connolly and a debut appearance by "alternative" comedian Alexei Sayle who Lewis had recently discovered and was managing. Building on the success of Pete Townshend's 1979 appearance Lewis recruited other rock musicians to perform at the 1981 show including Sting, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Donovan and Bob Geldof.

Directing:
  • Roger Graef
  • Julien Temple

Stars:
Release Date: 1982-09-23
  • Country: GB
  • Language: en
  • Runtime: 90
Billy Connolly
Billy Connoll...
Himself
Rowan Atkinson
Rowan Atkinso...
Himself - Various Roles
Jeff Beck
Jeff Beck
Himself
Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett
Himself - Various Roles
Graham Chapman
Graham Chapma...
Himself - Various Roles
Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton
Himself
John Cleese
John Cleese
Himself - Various Roles
Phil Collins
Phil Collins
Himself
Peter Cook
Peter Cook
Himself - Various Roles
Sheena Easton
Sheena Easton
The Secret Policeman Choir
Bob Geldof
Bob Geldof
Himself
Barry Humphries
Barry Humphri...
Himself - Various Roles
Michael Palin
Michael Palin
Himself - Various Roles
David Rappaport
David Rappapo...
Various Roles
Sting
Sting
Himself
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