The Secret Policeman's Balls

Season 1 Episode 2

The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979)

Aired Unknown Jun 01, 1979 on BBC
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The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979)
The first show to bear the legendary "Secret Policeman's" title took place over four nights in June 1979. It was held - like the 1976 show that inspired it - at Her Majesty's Theatre in London. John Cleese again secured most of the talent and (in his own words) "slightly directed" the stage show. In addition to Peter Cook, Eleanor Bron and half of Monty Python, Cleese introduced audiences to newcomer Rowan Atkinson. Coproducer Martin Lewis suggested that the show feature acoustic interludes from rock musicians and recruited Pete Townshend and Tom Robinson to the cause. The resulting film was released theatrically with great success in the U.K. and Australia - and the Secret Policeman's Ball was truly rollingmoreless

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