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Press For Time (1966)

British comic Norman Wisdom pulls a Peter Sellers and plays several different parts in this hilarious escapade.

The story centres on Norman Sheilds, a newspaper seller outside Westminster tube station, whose embarrassed grandfather (who just happens to be the Prime Minister) has him sent to the seaside town of Tinmouth to work as a local reporter.

Rather than reporting the news, though, Norman makes it, getting involved in scandalous adventures.

After causing chaos at a local council meeting and causing the demolition of a new house Norman tries to organise a beauty pageant.

A slapstick tale of corruption in high and low places.

Norman Shields/Sir Wilfred Shields/Emily
Norman Wisdom
Major Bartlett
Derek Bond
Eleanor
Angela Browne
Ruby Fairchild
Tracey Crisp
Ballard
Allan Cuthbertson
Mrs Corcoran
Noël Dyson
Alderman Corcoran
Derek Francis
Willoughby
Peter Jones
Mr Ross
David Lodge
Nottage
Stanley Unwin
Liz
Frances White
Marsh
Tony Selby
Granny Fork
Hazel Coppin
Mrs Doe Connor
Totti Truman Taylor
P.M.’s secretary
Toni Gilpin
Berman
George Roderick
Isobel
Jenny White

Director
Robert Asher