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In pictures: Secret Policeman's Ball

Omid Djalili

The cream of the UK's comedy talent, including Omid Djalili, took part in the revived Secret Policeman's Ball at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Saturday.

Al Murray

Al Murray (left) helped fans toast the return of the event, which raises funds for Amnesty International.

Noel Fielding and Julian Barratt

The Mighty Boosh's Noel Fielding (left) and Julian Barratt were among the performers at the first Secret Policeman's Ball since 1989.

Graham Norton

Graham Norton donned a smoking jacket to perform on the Royal Albert Hall stage.

Russell Brand

Comedian and TV presenter Russell Brand brought his energetic style to the show.

Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard addressed the press backstage. The first Secret Policeman's Ball was held in 1979.

Chevy Chase

US performer Chevy Chase joined the largely home-grown line-up. The event launched Amnesty's fund-raising Protect The Human week.

Romeo Stodart

There was also music too, with Romeo Stodart leading The Magic Numbers on stage. Other performers included The Zutons and Natalie Imbruglia.

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