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The Plank (ITV Comedy, Eric Sykes, Arthur Lowe)

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The Plank ITV Comedy, Eric Sykes, Arthur Lowe

Silent comedy The Plank was a remake of a 1967 cinema short, also by Sykes in which two bumbling workmen try to transport a plank of wood from the timber yard to the building site.

Eric Sykes also used this plot line for an episode of his sitcom Sykes.

The all-star cast included Eric Sykes, Arthur Lowe, Diana Dors, Carroll Baker, Kate O’Mara, Lionel Blair, Harry H. Corbett, Derek Guyler, Charlie Drake, Henry Cooper, Bernard Cribbens, Jimmy Edwards, Liza Goddard, Charles Hawtrey, Frankie Howerd, Joanna Lumley, Kenny Lynch and Brian Murphy.

Writer and Director: Eric Sykes / Producer: Dennis Kirkland

UK / ITV – Thames / 1×30 minute episodes / Broadcast Monday 17 December 1979 at 8.00pm