The Plank. Image shows from L to R: Larger Workman (Tommy Cooper), Smaller Workman (Eric Sykes). Copyright: Associated London Films Limited.

The Plank

The Plank. Copyright: Associated London Films Limited.

The Plank

Near silent comedy written and directed by Eric Sykes about two bungling workmen trying desperately to transport a wooden plank

Genre
Film
Released
1967
Starring
Tommy Cooper, Eric Sykes, Jimmy Edwards, Roy Castle, Graham Stark, Stratford Johns, Jimmy Tarbuck, Jim Dale and others
Writer
Eric Sykes
Director
Eric Sykes
Producer
Jon Penington

Based on an episode of hit sitcom Sykes And A..., The Plank follows two accident-prone workmen about London as they attempt to purchase and transport a single plank for the flooring of a new house.

Utilising a rich array of music and sound effects to their full potential, the 51 minute film features only a few mutterings of dialogue through its entire length.

Production Details

UK certificate
U
Duration
55 minutes
Release date
1967
Production company
Picture
Black and white
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Saturday 12th April 2014 at 11:35pm on C5

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