The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979)


Amnesty decided not to present a benefit show in 1978 in order to consider how to make better use of the performing talent so favourably disposed to assist it in raising funds. Peter Luff left Amnesty in 1978 and the organisation's new fund-raising officer, Peter Walker, was deputed to work with Lewis on reconfiguring the show to raise more money and greater awareness of Amnesty. Lewis proposed to Cleese that in addition to the comedy performances the show should feature some contemporary rock musicians. Cleese delegated this responsibility to Lewis who recruited Who guitarist Pete Townshend to perform, as well as New Wave singer-songwriter Tom Robinson.

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Movie Score: 6/10 from 1 votes
Release Date: 1979-12-22
Status: Released
Run time: 75 min / 1:15
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The Secret Policeman's Ball Casts

Rowan Atkinson
as Various Roles
John Cleese
as Himself - Various Roles
Billy Connolly
as Himself
Peter Cook
as Various Roles
Michael Palin
as Various Roles
Pete Townshend
as Himself
Terry Jones
as Himself - Various Roles

The Secret Policeman's Ball Crew

Directing Roger Graef Director