FILM : Plank, The (1967)
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Plank, The (1967) 1967 Eric Sykes, Tommy Cooper, Jimmy Edwards, Roy Castle, Graham Stark, Stratford Johns, Jim Dale, Jimmy Tarbuck Berkshire, London, Middlesex
Director : Eric Sykes   Production Company : Associated London Films  Region : LONDON O-Q,SOUTH EAST M-Q

A classic British comedy short about two workmen and a plank of wood featuring stars of the day. This story is told with music and a sort of "wordless dialogue" which consists of a few mumbled sounds to convey the appropriate emotion.

Screen captures uploaded by  John Tunstill and Phil Wilkinson

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The Plank [DVD]

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Plank, The (1967) - The film begins with two workmen laying floorboards in a house under construction. Elstow Avenue on Caversham Park Village, Reading in Berkshire. Identified on the Caversham Park Village Association website.
Plank, The (1967)

plnk001. The film begins with two workmen laying floorboards in a house under construction. Elstow Avenue on Caversham Park Village, Reading in Berkshire. Identified on the Caversham Park Village Association website.

Plank, The (1967) - When they find that they are one plank short of completing the floor, The Larger Workman (Tommy Cooper) leads the way to the car and they drive to the timber merchants. Ashburnham Road on the corner with Willow Bank, Ham near Richmond identified by Neil Rigby.
Plank, The (1967)

plnk002. When they find that they are one plank short of completing the floor, The Larger Workman (Tommy Cooper) leads the way to the car and they drive to the timber merchants. Ashburnham Road on the corner with Willow Bank, Ham near Richmond identified by Neil Rigby.

plnk002n. Well done Neil. Clive Brett with the help of Google shows just how much the development has matured over the years. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 22-01-2015)

Plank, The (1967) - After getting lost in the timber yard, the larger workman directs his colleague out. IMDB states Delamere Road, Southall, Middlesex
Plank, The (1967)

plnk003. After getting lost in the timber yard, the larger workman directs his colleague out. IMDB states Delamere Road, Southall, Middlesex

plnk003n. Delamere Road indeed but the site has been redeveloped into housing. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 15-08-2014)

Plank, The (1967) - Delamere Road now in Hayes, but Southall at the time of filming. The entrance to the timber yard is now occupied by houses.
Plank, The (1967)

plnk004. Delamere Road now in Hayes, but Southall at the time of filming. The entrance to the timber yard is now occupied by houses.

plnk004n. But the other properties remain. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 15-08-2014)

Plank, The (1967) - The smaller workman (Eric Sykes) gets out after parking the car in a less than ideal position. Delamere Road.
Plank, The (1967)

plnk005. The smaller workman (Eric Sykes) gets out after parking the car in a less than ideal position. Delamere Road.

plnk005n. More orderly parking today. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 15-08-2014)

Plank, The (1967) - The two head back into the yard as a van approaches wanting to leave. Delamere Road, Southall.
Plank, The (1967)

plnk006. The two head back into the yard as a van approaches wanting to leave. Delamere Road, Southall.

plnk006n. That hedge had to go to park in the front garden. Best possible shot with trespassing. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 15-08-2014)

Plank, The (1967) - The van driver looks to see if he can move parked cars along so that he can get on his way. Delamere Road looking towards the crossroads with Berwick Avenue.
Plank, The (1967)

plnk007. The van driver looks to see if he can move parked cars along so that he can get on his way. Delamere Road looking towards the crossroads with Berwick Avenue.

plnk007n. Unusually today, less cars. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 15-08-2014)

Plank, The (1967) - As the van driver returns the workmen secure their plank to the car. Delamere Road, Southall in Middlesex.
Plank, The (1967)

plnk008. As the van driver returns the workmen secure their plank to the car. Delamere Road, Southall in Middlesex.

plnk008n. No such chaos today. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 15-08-2014)

Plank, The (1967) - A delivery man (Roy Castle) rests in the back of his van, unfortunately he sits on the overhanging plank.
Plank, The (1967)

plnk008a. A delivery man (Roy Castle) rests in the back of his van, unfortunately he sits on the overhanging plank.

plnk008an. Now just a quiet suburban road with added greenery.
(Modern Photo Added: 15-08-2014)

Plank, The (1967) - The workmen set of back to the house with the delivery man clinging onto the plank. Looking west on Lower Richmond Road at the junction with Erpingham Road and Sefton Street in Putney.
Plank, The (1967)

plnk009. The workmen set of back to the house with the delivery man clinging onto the plank. Looking west on Lower Richmond Road at the junction with Erpingham Road and Sefton Street in Putney.

plnk009n. Clive Brett with the support of Google shows a more embracing shot from that junction. And the zebra crossing? (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 22-01-2015)

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