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The Secret Policeman's Other Ball (1982)

The film of an on-stage charity benefit for Amnesty International. The show includes comedy skits by the members of Monty Python, as well as noted comedians Peter Cook, Rowan Atkinson, and ... See full summary »

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The film of an on-stage charity benefit for Amnesty International. The show includes comedy skits by the members of Monty Python, as well as noted comedians Peter Cook, Rowan Atkinson, and others. The show also includes musical numbers by Eric Clapton, Sting, Donovan and Bob Geldof. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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23 September 1982 (Australia)  »

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O horos tou xefonimenou mystikou batsou  »

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The concert activated a number of musicians and performers into social activism, they being Sting, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Midge Ure and Bob Geldof. See more »

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The Crazy Interviewer: Good evening. Tonight, we're taking a look at Beekeeping, and here to tell us all about it, we have in the studio a man who's been keeping bees for over forty years. Mr. Reginald Prawnbaum. Good evening, Mr. Prawnbaum.
Reginald Prawnbaum: Good evening.
The Crazy Interviewer: Tell me. What first interested you in the bee world, Mr. Prawnbaum?
Reginald Prawnbaum: Well, um, even as a child, I used to...
The Crazy Interviewer: Ssshh.
Reginald Prawnbaum: I'm sorry, shouldn't I have said that?
The Crazy Interviewer: No, of course you should have. Pay no attention, please. When I say "Ssshh", it's just a nervous mannerism I've ...
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Crazy Credits

In the version that has segments from the first and second shows, Michael Palin interrupts the credits to sell various "Secret Policeman's" products to the viewer (profits going to Amnesty International). See more »

Connections

Followed by The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball (1989) See more »

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Roxanne
Written by Sting
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Brilliant
16 August 2000 | by (Fayetteville, AR) – See all my reviews

Do not miss this one; it has comedy sketches from not only the pythons, but also Rowan Atkinson in top form. Also has some great Neil Innes songs. The only thing that would have made this better would be the presence of Eric Idle.


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