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Thursday, 12 September 2013

BBC TV "Wipers Times"

Ben Chaplin in Wipers Times, I pinched this photo from the Daily Telegraph.

Last night we watched a drama called "Wipers Times". Very, very good. If you can you should see it.

During WW1, on the Western Front, Wipers was the Tommies' way of pronouncing Ypres. A small group of officers and men from the Sherwood Forresters wrote a satirical newspaper with a printing press they had "borrowed" from a Belgian factory. The newspaper was the Wipers Times. Archived copies show the humour and brave face the men had to use to cope with the horror of trench warfare.

This BBC drama was extremely well produced. The lead actor was Ben Chaplin, a very talented actor I have not seen for some time. He was very well supported by Julian Rhind-Tutt, Steve Coram and others.

As I said, I recommend you see if you can.

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