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Plank, The

BEST KNOWN of several silent comedy shorts familiar from local screenings and summer holiday TV. ERIC SYKES was the originator of this epic following two workmen (Sykes and TOMMY COOPER – a later 1979 Thames remake replaced Cooper with ARTHUR “MR. MEN” LOWE) chasing a – ahem – plank around London. Dustcarts, plank on van roof, Jimmy Edwards trying to get on a bicycle, Malthouse Passage…you remember!

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