BBC subscribes to The Wipers Times

Ben Chaplin, Michael Palin and Emilia Fox will star in a new one-off drama for the BBC about the publication of a satirical wartime newspaper.

Set in Ypres in 1916, The Wipers Times (1×90′) tells the true story of two soldiers who discover a printing press and use it to publish the eponymous newspaper, which becomes hugely popular among the troops but less so with their superior officers.

The Wipers Times

The Wipers Times

It will be produced by Trademark Films for BBC Two, produced by David Parfitt and written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.

The executive producers are Martin Davidson and Ivan Mactaggart.

Source: BBC