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.
-- Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment)
Great Britain. -- Army. -- Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) -- Periodicals -- Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium -- Ieper -- Periodicals -- Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Western Front -- Periodicals -- Drama.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor -- Periodicals -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Arlington, Virginia?] :2014
Newman, Nick, screenwriter.
Parfitt, David, 1958- producer.
De Emmony, Andy, director.
Chaplin, Ben, actor.
Rhind-Tutt, Julian, 1968- actor.
Palin, Michael, actor.
Daniels, Ben, 1964- actor.
Fox, Emilia, 1974- actor.
Oram, Steve, actor.
Skinner, Hugh, actor.
Green, Nick, composer.
British Broadcasting Corporation, production company.
Northern Ireland Screen (Firm), production company.
Goldcrest Films and Television, contributor.
Trademark Films, contributor.
PBS Distribution (Firm), publisher.
Ben Chaplin, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Michael Palin, Ben Daniels, Emilia Fox, Steve Oram, Hugh Skinner.
Director of photography, Mark Garrett ; editor, Stephen O'Connell ; music by Nick Green ; costume designer, Hazel Webb-Crozier ; production designer, Ashleigh Jeffers.
In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
Originally broadcast on PBS television in 2014.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo.
1 videodisc (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.