Photograph courtesy of Revelation Films. Larger Workman (Eric Sykes). Copyright: Thames Television
The Plank

The Plank

  • TV comedy
  • ITV
  • 1979
  • 1 episode

TV remake of the dialogue-free slapstick comedy, written, directed by and starring Eric Sykes, alongside Arthur Lowe. Also features Lionel Blair, Henry Cooper, Harry H. Corbett, Bernard Cribbins, Robert Dorning and more.

Photograph courtesy of Revelation Films. Image shows from L to R: Larger Workman (Eric Sykes), Amorous van driver's mate (Charles Hawtrey), Girl not crossing road (Liza Goddard), Amorous van driver (Harry H. Corbett), Old man (Wilfrid Hyde-White), Hitch-hiker (Joanna Lumley), Smaller Workman (Arthur Lowe). Copyright: Thames Television

Key details

Genre
Comedy
Broadcast
1979
Channels
ITV
Episodes
1
Stars
Eric Sykes, Arthur Lowe, Lionel Blair, Henry Cooper, Harry H. Corbett, Bernard Cribbins, Robert Dorning, Diana Dors and more
Writer
Eric Sykes
Director
Eric Sykes
Producer
Dennis Kirkland
Companies

Finding that a pair of children have purloined their last floorboard to use as a see-saw, a pair of builders head out to purchase a replacement plank.

They then have the trouble of getting it back to site through busy streets.

Additional details

Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 17th December 1979 at 8pm on ITV
Episode length
30 minutes

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