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The Wipers Times (2013)

Not Rated | | War | TV Movie 11 September 2013
Just after the First World War Fred Roberts goes for a job as a newspaper journalist and tells the sub-editor how, in the trenches in 1916, he discovered a printing press in working order. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ben Chaplin ... Roberts
Patrick FitzSymons ... Deputy Features Editor (as Patrick Fitzsymons)
Julian Rhind-Tutt ... Pearson
Steve Oram ... Sergeant Harris
Josh O'Connor ... Dodd
Jarrod Cooke Jarrod Cooke ... Henderson
Colin Ash ... Smith
Hugh Skinner ... Barnes
Ben Daniels ... Lieutenant Colonel Howfield
Michael Palin ... General Mitford
Richard Doubleday ... ADC Bobby
Paul Kennedy ... Winston Churchill
Emma Little Lawless Emma Little Lawless ... Field Nurse (as Emma Little)
Emilia Fox ... Kate Roberts
Faolan Morgan Faolan Morgan ... Chaplain
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Just after the First World War Fred Roberts goes for a job as a newspaper journalist and tells the sub-editor how, in the trenches in 1916, he discovered a printing press in working order. Helped by ex-printer Sergeant Harris and with his friend Jack Pearson as his assistant, he sets up the Wipers Times - the name coming from the soldiers' pronunciation of the town Ypres. Despite disapproval from officious Colonel Howfield but with backing from sympathetic General Mitford they produce twenty-three issues of a satirical magazine - its articles represented on screen in black and white - which boosts morale and even gets mentioned in the Tatler. The press is destroyed by a German shell but another is found and the paper's title changed to fit in with wherever the regiment is deployed. Pearson and Roberts are both awarded gallantry medals but when Roberts is only offered the job of crossword compiler by the sub-editor he moves to Canada as a prospector while Pearson marries and opens a ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2013 (UK) See more »

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"Wipers" was the nickname that British soldiers during World War I used for the Belgian Flemish city of Ieper, which was known by its French name of "Ypres" and they found the correct name hard to say. See more »

Quotes

[in the trench, the British can hear the German soldiers in the distance, singing in unison]
Roberts: Listen! Fritz is in fine voice.
Dodd: What are they singing, Sir? Sounds like a hymn, Sir.
Roberts: It is. It's called the Hymn of Hate.
Pearson: It goes something like this: "You we will hate with a lasting hate. We will never forgo our hate. Hate by water and hate by land. Hate of the head and hate of the hand. Hate of the hammer, hate of the crown. Hate of seventy millions choking down. We love as one, we hate as one. We ...
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If You're Waking Call Me Early, Call Me Early, Sergeant Dear
Performed by Ben Chaplin
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Dry, Wry look at WWI
28 December 2018 | by nickboldriniSee all my reviews

Based on a true story, this manages to balance the surreal, dry humor of the paper itself, with the story of the paper itself - how it was produced and how it attracted opprobium from the top brass - and also the WWI experience of an officer in the trenches, dealing with the men, the war, and the conditions. The humor for me was more clever than laugh out loud, but is excellently observed. The characters are well sketched and excellently acted. And the extracts from the paper itself are illuminating, in terms of what they reveal about the soldiers (or at least the officers) and their view of the war.


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