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

  • 1967 film

Near-silent comedy written and directed by Eric Sykes about two bungling workmen trying desperately to transport a wooden plank. Also features Tommy Cooper, Jimmy Edwards, Roy Castle, Graham Stark, Stratford Johns and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1967
Stars
Tommy Cooper, Eric Sykes, Jimmy Edwards, Roy Castle, Graham Stark, Stratford Johns, Jimmy Tarbuck, Jim Dale and more
Writer
Eric Sykes
Director
Eric Sykes
Producers
Jon Penington and Beryl Vertue
Companies

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.

Additional details

UK certificate
U
Duration
55 minutes
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 28th December 2021 at 3:00pm on TPTV
  • Monday 13th September 2021 at 6:35pm on TPTV
  • Saturday 4th September 2021 at 6:35pm on TPTV

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