The Wipers Times will be broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm.

The fact-based drama centres around a young captain and his lieutenant who discover a printing press in the ruins of Ypres, and decide to publish a satirical newspaper from the trenches.

The name ‘Wipers Times’ is a pun on the difficulty in pronouncing Ypres.

The programme has been written by Ian Hislop, editor of satirical current affairs title Private Eye, and cartoonist Nick Newman.