The Secret Policeman's Other Ball

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Technically smoother than its predecessors, this is otherwise the mixture as before: comics and musicians, sometimes in unfamiliar permutations, doing their party pieces on behalf of Amnesty. The musical punctuations are often outstanding: Sting soaring on a contemplative 'Message in a Bottle', Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton reunited for a loose-limbed blues. Among the bright moments: a perfectly controlled dialogue for John Fortune and Alan Bennett, a Billy Connolly ramble, and John Wells in his Denis Thatcher role.

By: JC


Release details

99 mins

Cast and crew

Julien Temple
Marty Feldman, Michael Palin, Martin Lewis
Rowan Atkinson
Alan Bennett
John Cleese
Billy Connolly
Bob Geldof
Phil Collins
John Fortune
Michael Palin
John Wells
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