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The Secret Policeman's Other Ball

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Duration:
UK:99 min | USA:91 min
Genres:
Comedy | Documentary | Music
IMDB rate:
6.7
Director:
Julien Temple
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1982-09-23
Cast
Actor
Character
Rowan Atkinson
Himself / Various Roles
Jeff Beck
Himself
Alan Bennett
Himself / Various Roles
John Bird
Himself / Various Roles
Tim Brooke-Taylor
Himself / Various Characters
Jasper Carrott
Himself
Doreen Chanter
The Secret Policeman Choir
Graham Chapman
Himself / Various Roles
Eric Clapton
Himself
John Cleese
Himself / Various Roles
Phil Collins
Himself
Billy Connolly
Himself
Peter Cook
Himself / Various Roles
Chris Cross
The Secret Policeman Choir
Donovan
Himself
Sheena Easton
The Secret Policeman Choir
Johnnie Fingers
Himself (as Johnny Fingers)
John Fortune
Himself / Various Roles
Bob Geldof
Himself
Barry Humphries
Himself / Various Roles
Neil Innes
Himself
Chris Langham
Himself / Various Roles
Micky Moody
The Secret Policeman Choir
Michael Palin
Himself / Various Roles
David Rappaport
Various
Griff Rhys Jones
Himself / Various Roles
Tom Robinson
The Secret Policeman Choir
Alexei Sayle
Himself
Pamela Stephenson
Herself / Various Roles
Sting
Himself
Daryl Stuermer
Various
Linda Taylor
The Secret Policeman Choir
Danny Thompson
Various
Midge Ure
The Secret Policeman Choir
John Wells
Himself / Various Roles
Maynard Williams
Various
Victoria Wood
Herself
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Trivia
The movie was released in the same 1982 year as another comedy concert film, Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl (1982). Common cast and crew who worked on both concert movies included John Cleese, Michael Palin, Neil Innes, Graham Chapman and Tim Brooke-Taylor.
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Two vinyl soundtrack LPs for the film were released, one for the comedy sketches, and and one for the musical acts.
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According to the blog on the "Smarter Than Average" website, the spoof awards show, 'The Other Awards', associated with this movie, was to be held "...at a cinema on Regent Street following a screening of the film. It was due to be held at BAFTA's own 200-seater theatre around the corner on Piccadilly, but the British Academy got wind of the show's satirical intent four days before it was due to take place and canceled the £2,500 booking, causing a minor scandal in the Monday the 15th of March 1982 newspapers. Peter Cook was the host, announcing the award-winners from the increasingly expanding envelopes. There were supposed to be sixteen awards of Martin Lewis' creation given out, with all the winners being prearranged - "Tonight," Cook promised at the event's start, "there will be absolutely no suspense" - but this number was reduced when not every winner could show up; absentees included Eric Clapton and Donovan, the latter set to accept 'The Award For Reminding Us How Silly We Were All In '60s' - though Cook replaced 'Martin Lewis' word "Silly" with "Sensible"...footage of the event aired on BBC1 during the 6:25pm to 6:55pm segment of Nationwide (1969) on Thursday the 18th of March 1982, mere hours before David Frost hosted the genuine BAFTA Awards at 9.30pm on ITV".
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Quotes
Reginald Prawnbaum: [Rolling his eyes] While the worker bees...
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Reginald Prawnbaum: The worker bees, on the other hand, have a much longer...
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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.
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