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  • The Wipers Times

    A heads up for the Brits on the forum and anyone who has access to BBC2 online:

    Tonight (Wednesday 11th Sept) 9pm - 10.30pm:

    Ian Hislop and Nick Newman have written a sad, funny, inspiring tribute to the wartime pamphlet of the title. The Wipers Times was a spoof newspaper created in Ypres in 1916 by British Army officers for whom gallows humour was the only sane response to the trenches. It included satirical swipes at the general staff as well as fake adverts, advice on how to cure optimism, poetry, puns, and a general silliness that was thoroughly Pythonesque long before its time. (Fittingly, Michael Palin has a cameo here.)

    http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/cn...e-wipers-times

    "COOMMAAAAAAANNNNDOOOO!!!!!"
    - Mad Jack Churchill.

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    I get BBCA, so maybe I'll get lucky!

    Thanks for the heads up. British programming is excellent, especially when it's historical.
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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