Press for Time

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Press for Time
"Press for Time".jpg
Original British 1-sheet poster
Directed by Robert Asher
Produced by Robert Hartford-Davis
Peter Newbrook
Written by Eddie Leslie
Norman Wisdom
Angus McGill (book)
Starring Norman Wisdom
Music by Mike Vickers
Cinematography Jonathan Usher
Edited by Gerry Hambling
Distributed by The Rank organisation ivy productions Titan International Pictures Limited
Release date
  • 8¬†December¬†1966¬†(1966-12-08)
Running time
102 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Press for Time is a 1966 British comedy film starring Norman Wisdom. The screenplay was written by Eddie Leslie and Norman Wisdom, based on the 1963 novel Yea Yea Yea, by Angus McGill. It was partly filmed in Teignmouth in Devon. It was the last film Wisdom made for the Rank Organisation.


Norman Shields (Norman Wisdom) is a newspaper seller in London, a job organised for him by his grandfather, the Prime Minister (also played by Wisdom). After causing chaos. he is found a new job as reporter on a newspaper in the fictional seaside town of Tinmouth (partly filmed in the real seaside town of Teignmouth). The newspaper owner, an MP, has ambitions to become a junior minister and so goes along with the Prime Minister's 'request'.

During his time in Tinmouth, the well-meaning Norman gets himself into all sorts of trouble whilst reporting, such as starting an argument at a council meeting which develops into an all-out fight between members. He later becomes the reporter for the entertainment section of the newspaper, covering a beauty contest which his girlfriend Liz wins. They later return to London together, leaving a more politically settled Tinmouth behind.


External links

  • Press for Time on IMDb
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