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Join us as we unlock our comedy vaults! We're joining forces once again with the brilliant Deborah Frances-White, from acclaimed podcast The Guilty Feminist, to bring you a series of livestreamed comedy events that celebrate iconic sketches from The Secret Policeman’s comedy archives.
You can join much loved comedians, in their homes, as they revisit iconic sketches and answer your questions in a live Q&A. We'll also be showing a full show from our archive featuring legends like Eddie Izzard, Harry Enfield, U2 and Stereophonics.
1 June, 7:30 PM
'The Four Yorkshiremen/women' revisited: Short film and Q&A with Deboarh Frances-White, Juliet Stevenson & Siobhan McSweeny from Derry Girls
‘The Four Yorkshiremen’ sketch - by Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Marty Feldman - famously appeared in the 1979 Secret Policeman’s Ball and was reimagined as ‘The Four Yorkshire Women’ as part of last year’s The Secret Policeman’s Tour.
Deborah will be joined by esteemed actors Juliet Stevenson and Siobhan McSweeney to discuss the backstory of this brilliant sketch which has amused audiences through the last four decades.
3 June. 7:30 PM
'Going for an English' revisited: Short film and Q&A with Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kulvinder Ghir and Nish Kumar
A celebration of the famous sketch ‘Going for an English’ first created by the Goodness Gracious Me team back in the 90s.
Original cast members Meera Syal, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Kulvinder Ghir will be joined by Nish Kumar to revisit this iconic sketch, discussing the impact it had for British Asian comedians for a generation to come.
5 June, 7:30 PM
'We Know Where You Live': our 2001 Secret Policeman's Ball streamed live
This must-see riotous 2001 show hosted by Eddie Izzard features iconic comedy moments, including our two revisited sketches of the week. Proper belly laughs and legendary performances all round from much loved and respected British comedians, including Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse, Dawn French, Vic Reeves and Meera Syal, and great musical performances from the likes of U2, Stereophonics and Tom Jones.