Secret Policeman's Ball
By Amnesty International UK
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This podcast is dedicated to some of the funniest moments from The Secret Policeman's Ball. This archive is home to clips from Peter Cook, Monthy Python, Russel Brand and many more.
|1||VideoMichael Palin and John Cleese 'Dead Parrot'||In this clip: 'I wish to register a complaint!!!' The legendary Dead Parrot Sketch from John Cleese and Michael Palin from the first ever Ball in 1976.||23 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoSecret Policeman's Ball 2012 Tease||In this clip: A little taster of the 2012 Ball with Russell Brand, Jack Whitehall and Micky Flanaghan www.amnesty.org.uk/secretpoliceman||22 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoPeter Cook and Dudley Moore 'Frog and Peach'||In this clip: Dudley Moore interviews Peter Cook about his resturant the 'Frog and Peach'. The parking is a joy, but it has been a lean few years at the Frog and Peach. www.amnesty.org.uk/secretpoliceman||21 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoFry and Laurie 'The Hedge'||Stephen Fry introduces his favourite clip 'The Hedge' with Hugh Laurie www.amnesty.org.uk/secretpoliceman||20 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoDavid Armand 'Torn'||David Armand gives the perfromance of his life with a little help from Natalie Imbuglia at the 2006 Ball. www.amnesty.org.uk/secretpoliceman||17 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoAlexei Sayle: What's On In Stoke Newington?||In this clip: Alexei Sayle at the 1981 Ball. If you live in Stoke Newington look away now. www.amnesty.org.uk/secretpoliceman||16 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoPeter Cook and John Cleese 'Entirely a matter for you'||In this clip: Peter Cook winds John Cleese up something chronic, from the 1979 Ball. www.amnesty.org.uk/secretpoliceman||15 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||VideoMighty Boosh||In this clip: The Mighty Boosh from the 2008 Ball. www.amnesty.org.uk/secretpoliceman||14 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||VideoRowan Atkinson and John Cleese 'Bee keeping'||In this clip: Rowan Atkinson interviews John Cleese about shh.. bee keeping. www.amnesty.org.uk/secretpoliceman||13 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||VideoSarah Silverman 'Lesbian Niece'||In this clip: Jaws drop at the 2006 Ball with Sarah Silverman. www.amnesty.org.uk/secretpoliceman||12 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||VideoFry and Laurie 'Silver Dick Awards'||In this clip: Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie present a dubious award to Ball founder John Cleese at the 1987 Ball. www.amnesty.org.uk/secretpoliceman||11 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||VideoRussell Brand 'Reading The Sun'||In this clip: Russell Brand takes the UK's most popular newspaper to pieces, from the 2006 Ball. www.amnesty.org.uk/secretpoliceman||10 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||VideoWatch Secret Policeman's Ball Channel 4 10pm Friday 9 March||Watch The Secret Policeman's Ball this Friday at 10pm on Channel 4. As Armstrong and Miller explain in this clip, it's all about free speech. www.amnesty.org.uk/secretpoliceman||9 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|14||VideoRowan Atkinson's Headmaster Sketch||In this clip: 'Has Matron seen those boils?' Rowan Atkinson in top form at the 1979 Ball.||7 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|15||VideoFour Yorkshiremen||In this clip: Rowan Atkinson, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Terry Jones reprise the classic 'At Last The 1948 Show' sketch for the 1979 Ball. Nothing to do with Monty Python.||6 3 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||VideoThe Wall||We all have things that tick us right off. From our 2008 Edinburgh show a bunch of comedians tell us who they would put up against the wall.||25 7 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||VideoSmuggled||Back stage at our 2008 Edinburgh Festival show we ask some comedians how they would smuggle themselves into the country if they were an illegal immigrant.||24 7 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|18||VideoShappi Khorsandi||Stephen Merchant interviews Shappi Khorsandi backstage at the 2008 Secret Policemans Ball. Did it go well Shappi?||23 7 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|19||VideoRussell Peters||Russell Peters couldnt make the 2008 Ball, but he recorded this special clip for us about Arabs to play on the night.||22 7 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||VideoRussell Howard||Here is a clip of Russell Howard talking about an adventure he had in the changing room of his gym. Enough said.||21 7 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|21||VideoKristen Scheal||From our 2008 Ball at the Royal Albert Hall, Kristen Scheal talks about the joys of living in London.||20 7 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|22||VideoHorne and Corden||Remember when Horne and Corden spoke to each other. Here is a clip of them performing at the 2008 Secret policeman's Ball. Good times!||19 7 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|23||VideoFreedom||When did you last feel free? This is what the comedians performing at our 2008 Edinburgh Festival show had to say.||18 7 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||VideoDuty||From our 2008 Edinburgh Festival we ask a bunch of comedians what their duty is to the community.||17 7 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|25||VideoBlinded woman||From backstage at the 2008 Secret Policeman's Ball Stephen Merchant interviews Kristen Scheal.||16 7 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|26||VideoBest comedy sketch ever||In this clip from back stage at our 2008 Edinburgh Festival show we ask a bunch of comedians to name the best comedy sketch of all time.||15 7 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|27||VideoAnother nationality||In this clip from back stage at our 2008 Edinburgh Festival show we ask a bunch of comedians: 'If you could choose another nationality where would you be from?'||14 7 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Superlatives are not enough
This is without any doubt the supreme collection of the funniest sketches ever written by true masters of their art. If it does not make you laugh, then go back to your soap operas for misery and angst. Gazillion.
Space Is Ace!
.........and so is this podcast.
Only marginally better than Frank Sidebottom.
Fry and Laurie
Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are brilliant! How I wish I had been born earlier so that I could have lived through the 80s