U certificateThe Plank is a Film programme that first aired in 1967 and has been classified a U certificate.

The Plank is a 3 star programme

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The Plank (1967)

Directed by
Eric Sykes

Two clumsy workmen have the job of transporting a plank through a London suburb to a building site. However, this simple task proves far from straightforward, as they cause a series of bizarre mishaps and accidents along the way. Slapstick comedy directed by Eric Sykes, who also stars alongside Tommy Cooper.

Written by

Genre: Film

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1967

3/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour

When is The Plank next on TV?

It's next showing on Talking Pictures TV Tonight, 8:05pm and on Talking Pictures TV March 19th, 8:15pm. See more...


Tommy Cooper...Larger Workman
Eric Sykes...Smaller Workman
Jimmy Edwards...Policeman
Roy Castle...Delivery Man with boxes
Graham Stark...Amorous Van Driver
Stratford Johns...Station Sgt.
Image for Jim DaleJim Dale...House Painter
Jimmy Tarbuck...Barman
Hattie Jacques...Woman with Rose
Rex Garner...Tourist
Libby Morris...Tourist
John Junkin...One Eyed Truck Driver
Joan Young...Woman in Bus Queue with fur wrap
Barney Gilbraith...Paint-covered House Owner
Clovissa Newcombe...Girl in Van