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The Plank (1979)

This is a pantomime about two construction workers, who discover that a plank is missing from the floor they are just building. They discover that two children have taken the plank and use ... See full summary »

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Eric Sykes

Writer:

Eric Sykes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Sykes ... Larger Workman
Arthur Lowe ... Smaller Workman
Lionel Blair ... Paint-covered House Owner
Henry Cooper ... Beer drinker
Harry H. Corbett ... Amorous Van Driver
Bernard Cribbins ... House painter
Robert Dorning Robert Dorning ... Fork-Lift Truck Driver
Diana Dors ... Woman with Rose
Charlie Drake ... Delivery man with cake
Jimmy Edwards Jimmy Edwards ... Policeman
Liza Goddard Liza Goddard ... Young lady helped across the road
Deryck Guyler ... Milkman
Charles Hawtrey ... Co-Driver
Frankie Howerd ... Photographer
James Hunt ... One-Eyed Truck Driver
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Storyline

This is a pantomime about two construction workers, who discover that a plank is missing from the floor they are just building. They discover that two children have taken the plank and use it for a seesaw. Instead of taking it back, they decide to go and buy a new one. However, this may not have been a very good idea, for all the troubles and problems they encounter, just by buying a plank, are countless. Written by Anders E Lundin

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Short | Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Deska See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Thames Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Basically this 1979 TV version was a re-make of the original 1967 Cinema film of the same title. Eric Sykes re-used many of the original locations including many parts of Barnes in South West London. Barnes pond is a good example where scenes were re-shot, recreating as close to the original 1967 film as possible. See more »

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12 September 2017 | by colinedwards-24845See all my reviews

Does anyone know how or where to buy this movie. It is so much better than the original (1967) but has seemed to have been lost - would love to see it again. Arthur Lowe is the key character for me and his role in the opening scene sets the mood so well. Mind you Jimmy Edwards had had quite a few years to let his facial hair turn into white wilderness!!


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