Monday, December 15, 2008

Randall and Hopkirk(Deceased)- Amanda

I am back today with a great t.v. show from 1969 called Randall and Hopkirk(deceased). I watched this show years ago when it was on British t.v. and it always made me smile. I finally got the complete series on DVD and I have to say that it is one of my favourite programmes of all time. The premise is simple- Jeff Randall(Mike Pratt) and Marty Hopkirk(Kenneth Cope) are private detectives in London. Marty is married to Jean(Annette Andre). Marty is investigating a case when he is knocked down and killed by a suspicious car. It seems like an accident....

Jeff is devastated and is mourning the loss of his partner when he is summoned to Marty's grave by some paranormal force. He arrives there to see his dead partner, Marty. He is shocked and it seems that Marty has come back from the dead to haunt him. Jeff finds it hard to believe it at first, but then, he accepts that he is the only one who can see and hear his dead friend. Marty tells him that he was murdered and they set out to find the killers . They begin to solve cases together which causes great confusion for those who cannot see Marty. Marty is handy for following people and getting help for Jeff when he is in trouble.

This show is very funny and it has a good cast. It is old now, but it still stands up. There are some great stories and I think that it would appeal to anyone who likes cult TV.There was a dodgy remake some years ago with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, but it is best left forgotten....Watch the original instead.


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