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This made the film of the show far less appealing to overseas audiences and unlike its predecessors; it did not find major international distribution in lucrative markets such as the USA and Canada. The shows took place at The London Palladium over four consecutive nights 26—29 March The shows were videotaped and a home video special was created integrating performances from the two comedy nights and two music nights. It was released by Virgin Vision. Two TV specials were created and transmitted — one featuring musical performances, the other featuring comedy performances.

Following the pattern established by the and shows, separate albums of the comedic and musical performances was released by Virgin Records. The shows were produced by Tony Hollingsworthand Various - The Secret Policemans Concert videos were produced by Hollingsworth and Neville Bolt. The minute TV and video specials were subsequently criticised for the increased musical content. While all the musical performances were presented in full, the comedic performances Various - The Secret Policemans Concert often edited heavily.

The TV version also prominently featured spoof documentary segments by newcomer Ruby Waxwhich took time from the performances of the comedians and musicians. This reflected the fact that, unlike the previous shows which had been stage events that integrated comedy and music the performances were edited together from two entirely different types of stage show. This tour built upon the participation of rock musicians in the and Secret Policeman's shows. In earlythe US Section of Amnesty announced plans for a world tour featuring major musicians to take place later that year.

Titled Human Rights Now! It was also announced that the world tour would commence with a gigantic kick-off concert in England — a salute to the fact that Amnesty had been founded in UK. The choice of England for the first concert was also in acknowledgement of the English Secret Policeman's Ball shows that had pioneered the deployment of rock musicians for Amnesty's benefit, and the presence in the line-up of two prominent English musicians, Sting and Peter Gabriel.

Shortly Various - The Secret Policemans Concert the announcement of the forthcoming concert in England, the British Section of Amnesty International announced that it too had decided to salute the 40th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a rock concert in England.

The British Section of Amnesty Various - The Secret Policemans Concert its own concert to take place less than ten Various - The Secret Policemans Concert prior to the announced date of the Human Rights Now! English concert already organised by their American sister organisation. Amnesty's British Section then booked one of Britain's largest concert venues, the 65, capacity Milton Keynes Bowl and at very short notice staged a weekend-long extravaganza titled Amnesty International Festival Of Youth.

This made it virtually impossible for the comparatively last-minute Amnesty event, with less celebrated performers, organised by people without much previous experience, to succeed. Amnesty resisted recommendations to postpone or cancel the event and proceeded with the weekend.

Positioned chronologically between the two previously announced major benefit concerts that summer Various - The Secret Policemans Concert the UK — the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Concert and Amnesty's own Human Rights Now! Thus the Festival Of Youth was a major financial Various - The Secret Policemans Concert for Amnesty. Uniquely among all the Amnesty benefit shows, Amnesty failed to find a film studio, television network, radio broadcaster, home-video distributor or record company to partner with it on the event and this compounded the substantial financial losses sustained by Amnesty.

Pat Duffy was dropped from organising any further benefit events for Amnesty and for the show, Amnesty hired producer Judith Holder. John Cleese and Michael Palin made brief cameo appearances, establishing a connection to the original shows. Also returning was Peter Cook — on this occasion performing with his longtime comedic partner, Dudley Moore — and satirist John Bird.

Performances took place at the Cambridge Theatre between 30 August and 2 September. The show was directed by Jennifer Saunders and John Cleese, and a videotape was Various - The Secret Policemans Concert in October In earlyAmnesty held a comedy gala at the Duke of York's Theatre in London to commemorate its 30th anniversary.

The event was the first Amnesty comedy show since which did not use the Secret Policeman's title. The show was videotaped and televised by Granada TV in August At the end ofa second event commemorating Amnesty's 30th anniversary was organised as a TV special.

Unlike Amnesty's previous shows, these shows took place in a television studio. The performers were videotaped at Central Independent Television Studios, Nottinghamon 13 and 15 Various - The Secret Policemans Concert and the resulting TV show was televised later that month.

In earlyAmnesty held a comedy gala at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Various - The Secret Policemans Concert show was videotaped and televised on ITV in March The show was videotaped and televised on ITV in August In JuneAmnesty staged a benefit show that was video-taped as a TV special to commemorate its 40th anniversary.

The show was coordinated by comedian Eddie Izzard. The majority of the performers were British comedians popular in their homeland but not well known internationally. Coordinator Eddie Izzard also acknowledged the show's heritage in an interview in London's Evening Standard 31 May Various - The Secret Policemans Concert "The musical elements will follow the previous format because it's the son of Secret Policeman's Ball — so they're more acoustic than electric Explaining the show's new title, Izzard told the Evening Standard: "The title is designed to streamline Rebirth (Redox) - Various - Nature One - The Golden Twenty message of Secret Policeman's Ballwhich was a bit more ambiguous.

We Know Where You Live is about gangsters or governments who run countries and withhold human rights. The audience saw a musical performance on a giant video screen by U2 via satellite.

Also acknowledging the heritage of the show, Bono introduced U2's performance by saying: "Right, what we'd like to do now is go Born To Be Blue - Kim Parker - Sometimes Im Blue from Toronto to London, to The Secret Policeman's Ball — which is a mysterious and extraordinary event that certainly changed my life On 18 AugustAmnesty International announced that it was reviving the Secret Various - The Secret Policemans Concert Ball title for its forthcoming benefit show — a one-night show to be held at the Royal Albert HallLondon, on 14 October The name that had by then become the colloquially used umbrella title for all of Amnesty's fund-raisers.

The show was coordinated by British comedian Eddie Izzard — who had coordinated the Amnesty show. Unlike the first — era of Amnesty shows featuring mainly internationally known stars — the line-up mirrored the later — and — eras of Amnesty shows with the vast majority of performers Various - The Secret Policemans Concert little known outside the UK.

Four American performers also made cameo appearances: comedic actor Chevy Chase appeared in a skit along with actor Seth Green — and comedians Jimmy Fallon and Sarah Silverman also performed. There was a cameo from actor Richard E. Grant and animations featuring familiar voices including Jennifer Saunders. The edition of The Secret Policeman's Ball was not filmed for international theatrical release, but was instead videotaped for a UK TV special of highlights that was broadcast by Britain's Channel 4 on 31 October A DVD with 90 minutes of highlights from the three-hour event was also issued.

There was also a "cinecast" in which the event was shown live in 17 cinemas in major British cities. Thursday 12 September Friday 13 September Saturday 14 September Sunday 15 September Monday 16 September Tuesday 17 September Wednesday 18 September Thursday 19 September Friday 20 September Saturday 21 September Sunday 22 September Monday 23 September Tuesday 24 September Various - The Secret Policemans Concert Wednesday 25 September Thursday 26 September The Dark Side (Original Mix) - Various - F15teen Years Of Goodgreef (The Anthems Collected) (File, M Friday 27 September Saturday 28 September Sunday 29 September Monday 30 September Tuesday 1 October Wednesday 2 October Thursday 3 October Friday 4 October Saturday 5 October Sunday 6 October Monday 7 October When The Red Red Robin / Bye Bye Blackbird - Delo And Daly - The Best Of Delo And Daly Tuesday 8 October Wednesday 9 October Thursday 10 October Friday 11 October Saturday 12 October Sunday 13 October Monday 14 October Tuesday Various - The Secret Policemans Concert October Various - The Secret Policemans Concert Wednesday 16 October Thursday 17 October Friday 18 October Saturday 19 October Sunday 20 October Monday 21 October Tuesday 22 October Wednesday 23 October Thursday 24 October Friday 25 October Saturday 26 October Sunday 27 October Monday 28 October Tuesday 29 October Wednesday 30 October Thursday 31 October Friday 1 November Saturday 2 November Sunday 3 November Monday 4 November Tuesday 5 November So at present I am in favor of keeping the current article title.

I disagree with the person who thought that the title sounded like a "gay adult title"! The pun nature of the title has been in the public consciousness for 30 years now Davidpatrick25 October UTC. This article should be named The Secret Policeman's Ball since it's about all of the events with this name. The articles about specific balls should include the year the balls took place e. Unless someone objects, I'll move the page in a few days. Pburka talk17 February UTC.

I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template Grande Piece Symphonique - Marcel Dupré - Grande Piece Symphonique/Fantaisie in A/Pastorale, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

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If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Just reading this article title made me laugh. Please, someone see sense and change it! So making you laugh is not inappropriate! Since the article title is accurate and relates to a series of events of that name that have been running for nearly 30 years - the logic behind your anonymous suggestion is rather elusive.

Davidpatrick talk15 October UTC. Big Audio Dynamite Candy talk12 February UTC. The show in the article is repeated cited as being the show Various - The Secret Policemans Concert gave the concerts name. The result of the move request was: moved.

No comment on potential mergers, as they were only discussed by two of the five participants. Number 5 716 February UTC. You wouldn't entitle the article about the Super Bowl as "Super Bowls". The logo and other media including books about history of event, etc call it The Various - The Secret Policemans Concert Policeman's Ball singular. This article is about the benefit show. Retrieved 24 August Sight and Sound; London Vol. Hidden categories: Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references Clint Eastwood - Dove She Is a Pretty Bird - Kluge - Things Mean a Lot dmy dates from June Use British English from June


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  1. The Secret Policeman's Ball is the name informally used for the long-running series of benefit shows staged initially in the United Kingdom to raise funds for the human rights organisation Amnesty zulfer.daizahnishndarmeztizuru.infoinfo shows started in featuring popular British comedians but later included leading musicians and actors. The Secret Policeman's Ball shows are credited by many prominent Country: United Kingdom (–); United States ().
  2. The Secret Policemans Ball - Music Edition: The best of the music from all shows Volume Five: Remember The Secret Policeman's Ball? - Documentary. The Secret Policeman’s Balls are a legendary series of benefit shows staged to raise funds for Amnesty International.
  3. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Secret Policeman's Concert on Discogs.3/5(2).
  4. Oct 17,  · Sting, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Jeff Back, and other various artists performed the Charity Show in Skip navigation Sign in. Message in the bottle - The Secret Policeman's Concert.
  5. Aug 25,  · In I meet my husband and one day his brother came home with a new record. We sat around his mother's record player and listen to the best live album ever. This album was The Secret Policeman's Other Ball. Eric Clapton's Crossroads with Jeff Beck simply blew us away. Phil Collin's piano in The Roof Is Leaking made me cry/5(28).
  6. A collection of acoustic tracks (only Beck & Clapton and the finale have electric full bands) from the Amnesty International 'Secret Policeman' concerts. I beleive this is the first place Sting performed these versions of Roxanne and Message In A Bottle/5(3).
  7. Apr 02,  · In June , Pete Townshend gave a solo acoustic performance at Amnesty Internationals Secret Policeman's Ball benefit show in London, inspiring Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Sting, Bob Geldof, Phil Collins and many others to perform for Amnesty. It also helped inspire the unplugged of the 90s, and galvanized a generation of musicians to become involved in social and /5(16).

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