Ben Chaplin helms classic drama The ‘WIPERS TIMES”

ImageHighly recommended for your DVD collection is – THE WIPERS TIMES, which is set in the backdrop of World War One.  The stellar cast includes Ben Chaplin, Emilia Fox, Michael Palin and Julian Rhind Tutt. Described as a story of the extraordinary resilience of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity, the story follows two soldiers who created a satirical magazine that was published in the trenches during World War I ! Ben Chaplin plays Captain Fred Roberts who discovered a printing press in the ruins of Ypres, Belgium in 1916 and began publishing the blackly comic WIPERS TIMES for troops on the Western Front.  There have been some exellent reviews – read here :  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10303282/The-Wipers-Times-BBC-Two-review.html .  Ben Chaplin has featured in a number of great Movie and TV roles from THE THIN RED LINE, MAD DOGS, DATES to WORLD WITHOUT END and will soon be seen in SKY 1’s MOONFLEET – a swashbuckly historical drama which features Ray Winstone, Aneurin Barnard and Phil Daniels.

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