The Duke of Edinburgh was a prolific painter in oils and made this portrait of HM The Queen at breakfast in Windsor Castle in 1965.
The painting features in Margy Kinmonth’s film Royal Paintbox.
An exciting find of newly rediscovered production stills of the making of Remember the Secret Policeman’s Ball has unearthed the fun and laughter of making the film. The film is about freedom of speech, still a prescient human rights issue for Amnesty International, and the amazing talent in the film speaks on behalf of those who cannot. Have a look here!
Watch it here:
Remember the Secret Policeman’s Ball directed by Margy Kinmonth and produced by Roger Graef, is showing on BBC4 on Tuesday 23rd February 2021 at 22.00.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the legendary Secret Policeman’s Ball in aid of Amnesty International, the film features Britain’s finest comedians, including Stephen Fry, the Monty Python team, Rowan Atkinson, Lenny Henry, Ruby Wax, Alexei Sayle, Dawn French, Sting, Jennifer Saunders and Alan Bennett. “Remember the Secret Policeman’s Ball” directed by Margy Kinmonth and produced by Roger Graef, is showing on BBC4 on Tuesday 23rd February 2021 at 22.00.
Watch a clip below:
Many congratulations and a million thanks to Turlough McConnell, the organiser of our session, who won a special award for his contribution to the festival, and for bringing To the Western World to a new audience. Watch his acceptance speech below at 9:30 to 12:17.