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Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) 

Randall and Hopkirk are detective partners with a difference, one of them is a ghost.
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Series cast summary:
Vic Reeves Vic Reeves ...  Marty Hopkirk 13 episodes, 2000-2001
Bob Mortimer Bob Mortimer ...  Jeff Randall 13 episodes, 2000-2001
Emilia Fox ...  Jeannie 13 episodes, 2000-2001
Charlie Higson ...  Bulstrode / ... 12 episodes, 2000-2001
Tom Baker ...  Prof. Wyvern 10 episodes, 2000-2001
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A remake of the 1969 British sitcom. Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are partners in a detective and security firm. When Marty is killed in a car accident, he returns as a ghost to help his old partner solves cases. Only Randall can see his dead partner, though Marty is able to move objects through supernatural means. Written by Mike Konczewski

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UK

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English

Release Date:

18 March 2000 (UK) See more »

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(13 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the close-ups of Jeff's hands during the series, were performed by Writer, Producer, and Director Charlie Higson, because Bob Mortimer's badly bitten fingernails were deemed unscreenworthy. According to Charlie Higson, "Bob's hands are not that attractive. Mine, however, are quite gorgeous." See more »

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Referenced in Comedy Connections: Shooting Stars (2006) See more »

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Two Detectives: One's Alive and One's Not
22 July 2004 | by moleskijSee all my reviews

I've only seen three episodes of *Randall and Hopkirk, Deceased* on BBCAmerica, but so far I ***love*** it. This is a VERY funny show, yet the humor (unlike most comedies, these days) comes from the situation--not at the expense of the characters. These characters are LIKABLE--Jeff Randall is sweet, and lovable, and very much someone you'd like to see happy and successful. But Jeff has a problem--he's an INCOMPETENT detective, who's partner is now dead, and haunts him as a ghost. As ghoulish as the concept sounds, it's actually a very funny series--one sympathises a lot with Jeff.

Marty, Jeff's now dead partner brings a great deal of energy to his part--he's a ghost who needs training wheels, since he hasn't quite got the hang of things yet. Tom Baker plays, Wyrvnn (and I know that's probably spelled wrong)--a spirit who is trying to teach Marty the ropes of being a ghost.

Then there's Jeannie--Marty's fiancée (Marty died on their wedding day). Jeff's falling in love with her; but neither wants to betray Marty's memory.

Jeannie cannot see Marty--only Jeff can. Jeannie has also maneuvered her way into Jeff's business, becoming his new detective-partner. (Jeannie is, at least, much more competent at detective work than either Jeff or Marty).

Anyway--great series, lots of fun. Extremely funny, but with sympathetic characters. Definitely a winner! Oh, and it *is* a re-make of a late 60s/early 70s series--but I've never seen that version, so I can't comment on it.


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