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Overview

Secret Policeman's Third Ball

Music and comedy share the stage in this performance film, which records a four-night variety show presented in 1987 as a benefit for the human rights organization Amnesty International. A handful of top British comedians were on hand for the revue, including Stephen Fry & Hugh Laurie, Lenny Henry, Ben Elton and Phil Cool, with special appearances by John Cleese of Monty Python and the puppet troupe Spitting Image. (American comic Emo Phillips also performs his standup act.) Several leading musical stars of the day also contributed their talents to the event, including Peter Gabriel, Duran Duran, Kate Bush with David Gilmour, Lou Reed, Jackson Browne with Paul Brady, Mark Knopfler with Chet Atkins, Bob Geldoff, Youssou N'Dour and Nik Kershaw. As the title suggests, The Secret Policeman's Third Ball was preceded by two other Amnesty International benefit shows coordinated by John Cleese, with several more to follow.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/08/1999
UPC: 0081227256333
Original Release: 1987
Source: Rhino

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bob Hoskins Actor
Jackson Browne Actor
Joan Armatrading Actor
Paul Brady Actor
Kate Bush Actor
David Gilmour Actor
Nick Mason Actor
John Cleese Actor
Robbie Coltrane Actor
Phil Cool Actor
Duran Duran Actor
Stephen Fry Actor
Hugh Laurie Actor
Ben Elton Actor
Peter Gabriel Actor
Youssou N'Dour Actor
Bob Geldof Actor
Lenny Henry Actor
Nik Kershaw Actor
Mark Knopfler Actor
Chet Atkins Actor
Emo Philips Actor
Lou Reed Actor
Ruby Wax Actor

Technical Credits
Terry Taylor Songwriter
Bill Wyman Songwriter

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