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Plank, The (ITV 1979 with Eric Sykes and Arthur Lowe)

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

Writer and Director: Eric Sykes / Producer: Dennis Kirkland

Silent comedy. A remake of a 1967 cinema short, also by Sykes. Two bumbling workmen try to transport a plank of wood from the timber yard to the building site.

Eric Sykes also used this plotline 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.

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