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Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased): The Files by Andy Lane

Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), the 1970s cult TV detective series, has been brought back from the grave with the help of Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer and Charlie Higson. The series of completely new adventures stars Bob Mortimer as the hapless private detective, Randall, and Vic Reeves as his deceased partner, Hopkirk, who comes back from beyond the grave to help solve cases with his supernatural powers. Written and produced by Charlie Higson of The Fast Show, the series is packed with drama, thrilling action and high comedy as well as an all-star cast including Emelia Fox, Tom Baker, Charles Dance, Martin Clunes, Paul Whitehouse, Hugh Laurie, Steven Berkoff, Gareth Thomas and many others. Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased): The Files goes behind the scenes of series one and two, interviewing the stars of the show - including Vic and Bob and Charlie Higson - and looks at how the special effects were created, plus how the art and design team came up with such a unique look. And to really bring the book to life, hundreds of never-before-seen photographs and illustrations reveal how the show has come together.
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Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) - Episode 1 - My Late Lamented Friend and Partner

Running for 13 episodes from to , the series was adapted from the s ITV detective show of the same name, in which Jeff Randall is a low-rent private investigator whose partner, Marty Hopkirk, is killed in the first episode. However, Marty returns as a ghost, clad in a bright white suit, and is basically condemned to linger on Earth and help solve crimes until Jeff dies too.
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Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)

In ITC produced a new drama series starring Mike Pratt and Kenneth Cope as a pair of private detectives with a difference - one of them was a ghost! Marty Hopkirk Cope was killed during a case, coming back as a ghost that - most of the time - could only be seen and heard by his business partner Jeff Randall Pratt. This version was briefly transmitted in America - with a new title sequence - as 'My Partner the Ghost'. In British Film maker Peter Glynn produced a homage which uses the theme music and title style of the version. This version is available on YouTube, and can be found by clicking the link under References [3]. There is currently believed to be a new version being produced by ITV America.

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Randall and Hopkirk (deceased) episode 1 part 1

But they met authorial disapproval and the stories were eventually performed by the more conventional acting duo of Warren Clarke and Colin Buchanan. The two main questions arising from this enterprise might be summarised as Subversion and Submersion. Reeves and Mortimer are celebrated for sending up formats - most notably the game show in their career-making hit Shooting Stars - so will this be a spoof Saturday night crime show or a real one? And - given that the main difference between comic acts and acting is the extent to which the performer changes role - to what extent will Reeves and Mortimer bother to disguise their lucrative and popular personalities? Genuine clues lead to a proper plot, however ludicrous. But it's not as if Reeves and Mortimer have decided to cast themselves as Morse and Lewis.

Two series were commissioned and were broadcast in and with the pilot episode airing 18 March In keeping with the original series, in the initial episode Hopkirk is murdered during an investigation and returns to Earth as a ghost tied to his partner Randall. Randall is the only living main character who is able to see him although occasionally other characters can. It also introduced the character Wyvern, a mentor who helps Hopkirk hone his powers, introduces him to other ghosts, and is terrible at poetry. Two series were made, the first in broadcast in and the second in The show was produced by Charlie Higson , who also directed some episodes. After being offered the roles, the pair suggested Charlie Higson as writer.

Sign in. Meredith Hortweldine secures the services of Jeff and Jeannie because he suspects his twin brother Jasper is plotting to kill him. Jasper has the same notion about Meredith and employs a rival After an undercover agent is killed by a poison with a very delayed reaction government men ask Jeff and Jeannie to investigate a secret research laboratory built under a golf course. It is run by


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