Wessex on Screen: Press for Time

Press For Time is a 1966 comedy film starring Norman Wisdom, in which he plays a newspaper reporter who causes chaos in the Devon town of Teignmouth (lightly fictionalised as Tinmouth), as well as the main character's mother and grandfather. it was Wisdom's last film for the Rank Organisation.

The film was based on Angus McGill's humorous novel Yea Yea Yea, loosely inspired by his time as a reporter on the Shields Gazette. The cast also features Peter Jones, Stanley Unwin, David Lodge, Frances White and, in a small uncredited role, the film debut of Helen Mirren.

Press For Time (102 minutes, certificate U) is available to stream on Amazon Prime and Apple TV.

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