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The Wipers Times / BBC & Northern Ireland Screen present ; in association with Goldcrest ; a Trademark Films production ; written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman ; produced by David Parfitt ; directed by Andy de Emmony.

Publication:
[United States] : PBS Distribution, 2014.
Format/Description:
Video
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Great Britain. Army. Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment) -- Officers -- Drama.
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.
Form/Genre:
Feature films.
War films.
Historical films.
Made-for-TV movies.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Language:
Closed-captioned.
System Details:
DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; stereo.
digital optical stereo
video file DVD video region 1
Summary:
It's 1916 and British Captain Fred Roberts and his detachment of Sherwood Foresters 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.
Participant:
Ben Chaplin, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Michael Palin, Ben Daniels, Emilia Fox, Steve Oram, Hugh Skinner.
Credits:
Music by Nick Green ; editor, Stephen O'Connell ; director of photography, Mark Garrett.
Notes:
Title from container.
DVD release of motion picture originally broadcast on PBS television on June 2, 2014.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Miller Fund bookplate.
Contributor:
De Emmony, Andy, film director.
Parfitt, David, 1958- film producer.
Hislop, Ian, screenwriter.
Newman, Nick, screenwriter.
Chaplin, Ben, actor.
Rhind-Tutt, Julian, 1968- actor.
Palin, Michael, actor.
Daniels, Ben, 1964- actor.
Fox, Emilia, 1974- actor.
Trademark Films, production company.
PBS Distribution (Firm)
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Northern Ireland Screen (Firm)
Goldcrest Films and Television.
ISBN:
9781627890311
1627890319
OCLC:
881527352
Publisher Number:
841887021371
WITI601 PBS Distribution
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