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"THE PLANK" (1967 Film)

The 1967 version featured a Morris 8 series E, maintaining the Morris connection, the 1979 version featured a Morris 1000.
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THE PLANK (1967 Film)
THE PLANK (1967 Film)

The Plank (1967) Written and Directed by  Eric Sykes.  A classic short British comedy, full of stars, it is about two workmen delivering a plank to a housing development and their difficulties with this. This is done with mainly wordless dialogue, consisting of a few mumbled sounds, along with music.  Together they convey the appropriate emotion.

THE PLANK (1967 Film)

Many of the scenes are located in Barnes, London SW15.  The pictures relate some of the 1967 locations to that of 46 years later.
“Malthouse Passage” is mentioned a few times and is somewhat different in reality.


THE PLANK (1967 Film)



Full Cast & Crew

Tommy Cooper Tommy Cooper ... 
Larger Workman 

Eric Sykes Eric Sykes ... 
Smaller Workman 

Jimmy Edwards Jimmy Edwards ... 

Roy Castle Roy Castle ... 
Delivery Man with boxes (Wilfred Bavistock) 

Graham Stark Graham Stark ... 
Amorous Van Driver (Harry Nichols) 

Stratford Johns Stratford Johns ... 
Station Sergeant 

Jim Dale Jim Dale ... 
House Painter 

Jimmy Tarbuck Jimmy Tarbuck ... 

Hattie Jacques Hattie Jacques ... 
Woman with Rose 

Rex Garner Rex Garner ... 

Libby Morris Libby Morris ... 

John Junkin John Junkin ... 
One Eyed Truck Driver 

Joan Young Joan Young ... 
Woman in Bus Queue with fur wrap 

Barney Gilbraith Barney Gilbraith ... 
Paint-covered House Owner 

Clovissa Newcombe Clovissa Newcombe ... 
Girl in Van 

Dermot Kelly Dermot Kelly ... 

Anna Carteret Anna Carteret ... 
It's Paint Woman 

Thomas Gallagher Thomas Gallagher ... 
Man with beer 

Howard Douglas Howard Douglas ... 
Old Man 

Bill Oddie Bill Oddie ... 
Window Cleaner 

Kenny Lynch Kenny Lynch ... 
Dustbin Lorry Driver 

Ronnie Brody Ronnie Brody ... 
Nude Model Carrier 

Dave Freeman Dave Freeman ... 
UDC Cement Layer 

Johnny Speight Johnny Speight ... 
Pipe Smoker in Bus Queue 

Ian Wilson Ian Wilson ... 
Friend of Van Owner 

Dennis Golding Dennis Golding ... 
Boy with cuffed ear 

Tricia De Dulin Tricia De Dulin 

Rest of cast listed alphabetically: 
Hyma Beckley Hyma Beckley ... 
Man in Bus Queue (uncredited) 

Produced by

Jon Penington ... producer 
Beryl Vertue ... executive producer 

Music by

Brian Fahey 

Cinematography by

Arthur Wooster ... director of photography 

Film Editing by 

John Pomeroy 

Art Direction by 

Mike Ford 

Makeup Department

Frank Turner ... makeup artist 

Production Management 

Christopher Sutton ... production manager 

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Stuart Freeman ... assistant director 
Ivo Nightingale ... second assistant director 

Art Department 

Terry Wells ... stand-by property master (uncredited) 

Sound Department 

Tristam Cones ... sound editor 
Peter Lodge ... in charge of sound 

Camera and Electrical Department

Ted Davis ... chief electrician 
Harvey Harrison ... camera operator 
Cedric James ... assistant camera (uncredited) 

Music Department 

Brian Fahey ... orchestra conductor 

Other crew 

Lorna Selwyn ... continuity 
George Skinner ... promotions director: Associated London Publicity Ltd. 

Clovissa Newcombe ... 
Girl in Van - The Plank (1967)

Date of Birth 22 April 1936, Paddington, London, England, UK

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