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A series of benefit shows staged initially in the United Kingdom to raise funds for the human rights organisation Amnesty International. The shows started in 1976 featuring popular British comedians but later included leading musicians and actors. The Secret Policeman's Ball shows are credited by many prominent entertainers with having galvanised them to become involved with Amnesty and other social and political causes in succeeding years.

  1. John Cleese


  2. Peter Luff


Series Cast

  1. John Cleese

    John Cleese

    15 Episodes

  2. Michael Palin

    Michael Palin

    15 Episodes

  3. Terry Jones

    Terry Jones

    15 Episodes

  4. Graham Chapman

    Graham Chapman

    15 Episodes

  5. Terry Gilliam

    Terry Gilliam

    15 Episodes

  6. Peter Cook

    Peter Cook

    15 Episodes

  7. Dudley Moore

    Dudley Moore

    15 Episodes

  8. Jonathan Miller

    Jonathan Miller

    15 Episodes

  9. Alan Bennett

    Alan Bennett

    15 Episodes

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Season 1

1976 | 15 Episodes

Season 1 of The Secret Policeman's Ball premiered on April 1, 1976.

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The Secret Policeman's Ball
The Secret Policeman's Ball


Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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