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The Wipers Times (2013)



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It's 1916 and British Captain Fred Roberts (Ben Chaplin,The Thin Red Line) 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. They call it The Wipers Times - after the army slang for Ypres - and fill it with spoofs, jokes, and subversive comedy.

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Ben Chaplin
as Fred Roberts
Julian Rhind-Tutt
as Jack Pearson
Michael Palin
as General Mitford
Ben Daniels
as Colonel Howfield
Emilia Fox
as Kate Roberts
Steve Oram
as Sergeant Harris
Jared Cook
as Henderson
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Critic Reviews for The Wipers Times

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

Despite the limitations of a TV budget and scope, this is a well-acted account of a lesser-known story of World War I.

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The Wipers Times presented them as two men with a shared and anarchic sense of humour and Ben Chaplin and Julian Rhind-Tutt (both excellent) had a great time trading quips and drinks while keeping their lips appropriately stiff.

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It's an extraordinary true story. Funny, sad, and peculiarly British. And told with an affectionate twinkle. Lovely.

July 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Andy de Emmony has pulled off a subtly counter-cultural triumph.

July 17, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's a quietly remarkable story, told with respect and, appropriately, irreverence.

July 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Even fleshed out with free-standing cabaret-style sketches, at 90 minutes this sometimes felt as long as waiting for the war to end all wars itself to end.

July 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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