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The Wipers Times

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Synopsis

In the bombed-out ruins of Ypres in 1916, Captain Fred Roberts and Lieutenant Jack Pearson discovered a printing press. They used it to produce The Wipers Times - a humorous, satirical and subversive trench newspaper which proved hugely popular with soldiers - though not entirely with their superior officers.
Braving constant bombardment and bitter fighting, The Wipers Times survived the Somme and made it through to the end of the war. Roberts and Pearson were highly decorated - yet were unrecognised in their lifetime. The Wipers Times is a story of the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity.

Details

Year
2013
Type of film
Features
Running Time
92 mins
Director
Andy De Emmony
Producer
David Parfitt
Executive Producer
Martin Davidson, Ivan Mactaggart
Editor
Stephen O'Connell
Screenwriter
Ian Hislop, Nick Newman
Director of Photography
Mark Garrett
Production Designer
Ashleigh Jeffers
Music
Nick Green
Principal Cast
Ben Chaplin, Patrick Fitzsymons, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Michael Palin, Steve Oram, Emilia Fox

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Production Company

Trademark Films ™
14a Goodwin's Court
London
WC2N 4LL
Tel: +44 (0)20 3322 8900
http://www.trademarkfilms.co.uk