The Wipers Times
DVD
2014
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It's 1916 and British Captain Fred Roberts and his detachment discover an abandoned printing press in the ruins of Ypres, Belgium. Roberts has an idea, he will produce a newspaper to raise the spirits of his soldiers, taking their minds off 'the attentions of Messrs Hun and Co.' They call it The Wipers Times, after the army slang for Ypres, and fill it with spoofs, jokes, and subversive comedy. A hit with the troops on the Western Front, it also incurs the wrath of top brass who want it banned.

Item Details
Subjects:
Great Britain. Army. Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) -- Officers -- Drama.
Great Britain. Army. Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) -- Periodicals -- Drama.
Printing presses -- Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium -- Ieper -- Periodicals -- Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Western Front -- Periodicals -- Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Periodicals -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Journalism, Military -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Genre:
Historical television programs.
Made-for-TV movies.
War television programs.
Other Authors:
Chaplin, Ben.
De Emmony, Andy.
Hislop, Ian.
Newman, Nick.
PBS Distribution (Firm)
Palin, Michael.
Parfitt, David, 1958-
Rhind-Tutt, Julian, 1968-
Trademark Films.
ISBN:
9781627890311
Publisher, Date:
[United States] : PBS Distribution, c2014.
Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: NR.
Other Title:
Wipers Times (Motion picture) DVD.
Notes:
Title from container.
Originally broadcast on PBS television on June 2, 2014.
Music by Nick Green; editor, Stephen O'Connell; director of photography, Mark Garrett.
Ben Chaplin, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Michael Palin, Ben Daniels, Emilia Fox, Steve Oram, Hugh Skinner.
DVD; widescreen presentation; NTSC, region 1; stereo sound.
For private home use only.
English dialogue; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
WITI601
Link to PAC
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