FILM : Plank, The (1979)
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Plank, The (1979) 1979 Eric Sykes, Arthur Lowe, Jimmy Edwards, Lionel Blair, Harry H. Corbett, Bernard Cribbins, Diana Dors, Charlie Drake London
Director : Eric Sykes   Production Company : Thames Television  Region : LONDON O-Q

A television remake of the original in which two construction workers discover that a plank is missing from the floor they are laying and set off to find a replacement causing unexpected chaos on the way.

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Plank, The (1979) - When two floor layers find that they are one plank short of completing their task, the Larger Workman (Eric Sykes) leads the way to the car and they drive to the timber merchants.
Plank, The (1979)

plnk101. When two floor layers find that they are one plank short of completing their task, the Larger Workman (Eric Sykes) leads the way to the car and they drive to the timber merchants.

Plank, The (1979) - The two workmen arrive at the timber yard and park up in an less than ideal location. Sanford Capel recognises this as looking along Churchfield Road towards Sidney Road in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.
Plank, The (1979)

plnk102. The two workmen arrive at the timber yard and park up in an less than ideal location. Sanford Capel recognises this as looking along Churchfield Road towards Sidney Road in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

Plank, The (1979) - After the workmen's car is removed from the site to the roadway by a fork-lift driver, a truck attempts to leave the yard. Sanford advises that this is outside the Gridley Miskin timber yard on Churchfield Road. The site is still in operation as a branch of Jewson builders merchants.
Plank, The (1979)

plnk103. After the workmen's car is removed from the site to the roadway by a fork-lift driver, a truck attempts to leave the yard. Sanford advises that this is outside the Gridley Miskin timber yard on Churchfield Road. The site is still in operation as a branch of Jewson builders merchants.

Plank, The (1979) - The Truck Driver (Brian Murphy) looks for the owners of the vehicle obstructing his exit. Churchfield Road in
Walton-on-Thames identified by Sanford Capel.
Plank, The (1979)

plnk104. The Truck Driver (Brian Murphy) looks for the owners of the vehicle obstructing his exit. Churchfield Road in Walton-on-Thames identified by Sanford Capel.

Plank, The (1979) - Seeing no one nearby, the truck driver attempts to move the parked car out of the way. Facing south-west along Churchfield Road. Location found by Sanford Capel.
Plank, The (1979)

plnk105. Seeing no one nearby, the truck driver attempts to move the parked car out of the way. Facing south-west along Churchfield Road. Location found by Sanford Capel.

Plank, The (1979) - A Woman (Diana Dors) watches from her window as the two workmen return to their car with a plank.
Plank, The (1979)

plnk106. A Woman (Diana Dors) watches from her window as the two workmen return to their car with a plank.

Plank, The (1979) - A Delivery Man (Charlie Drake) gets into the back of his van, unfortunately he sits on the overhanging plank. Outside the Gridley Miskin timber yard on Churchfield Road.
Plank, The (1979)

plnk107. A Delivery Man (Charlie Drake) gets into the back of his van, unfortunately he sits on the overhanging plank. Outside the Gridley Miskin timber yard on Churchfield Road.

Plank, The (1979) - The workmen set off back to the building site with the delivery man clinging onto the plank. Churchfield Road in Walton on Thames located by Sanford Capel.
Plank, The (1979)

plnk108. The workmen set off back to the building site with the delivery man clinging onto the plank. Churchfield Road in Walton on Thames located by Sanford Capel.

Plank, The (1979) - The Delivery Man holds on for his life.
Plank, The (1979)

plnk109. The Delivery Man holds on for his life.

Plank, The (1979) - The camera tilts down the front of a police station.  The old police station on Lonsdale Road, Barnes in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
Plank, The (1979)

plnk111. The camera tilts down the front of a police station. The old police station on Lonsdale Road, Barnes in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

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