Secret Policeman Returns
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the legendary Secret Policeman’s Ball in aid of Amnesty International, this Rose D’Or nominated feature documentary film features Britain’s finest comedians and performers, including Stephen Fry, the Monty Python team, Rowan Atkinson, Lenny Henry, Ruby Wax, Alexei Sayle, Dawn French, the Late Terry Jones, Sting, Phil Collins, Jennifer Saunders, Joan Armatrading and Alan Bennett. Margy has found a treasure trove of wonderful production stills and snapshots of the 2004 premiere. See them in the above slideshow!
Remember the Secret Policeman’s Ball directed by Margy Kinmonth and produced by Roger Graef, a BBC Arena Special, Films of Record Production in association with Amnesty International, is showing on BBC4 on Tuesday 23rd February 2021 at 22.00.
Watch a clip below:
BBC 4 interview with Margy Kinmonth
It’s one of the best programmes I’ve seen all year: 75 minutes of comedic brilliance, which will fill older viewers with nostalgia and give younger ones an instant lesson in the history of modern comedy.
GILL HUDSON – EDITOR RADIO TIMES
This is unmissable
You’ll laugh until you cry
A chuckle packed documentary
NIGEL ANDREW – WEEKEND, DAILY MAIL
This engaging and often hilarious documentary
MIKE BRADLEY – THE OBSERVER
…for once on a TV documentary, the compliments don’t come across as celebrity backslapping but genuine respect
CATHY PRIOR – THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
THE MAIL ON SUNDAY
If you do, you won’t need to be told how funny it was. If you don’t here’s your chance to find out what you’ve been missing.
the sketches are still irresistibly funny
THE EVENING STANDARD
It served to remind one of the sumptuous array of talent that gave itself so freely in aid of Amnesty International.
PAUL CONNOLLY – THE TIMES