Volume Six includes: "The Ghost Who Saved the Bank at Monte Carlo" which concerns crooked dealings in a casino, with guest stars Brian Blessed and Veronica (Dracula Has Risen From the Grave) Carlson; and "For the Girl Who Has Everything" which has a psychic and a cursed castle, with Lois (Moneypenny) Maxwell and Freddie (Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed) Jones. --Kim Newman
This original (for its time) format cannot fail to entertain, as Jeff Randall (Mike Pratt), the gumshoe that looks like he has a permanent hangover, is joined by his dearly departed ex-colleague Marty Hopkirk, who helps him solve a series of quirky, sixties-esque mysteries.
Hopkirk, played brilliantly by the wonderful Kenneth Cope, is now a ghost forced to wander the earth for 100 years with only his former partner as company.
Pratt and Cope compliment each other perfectly with, Pratt's dead-pan/sarcastic dialogue countered by Cope's childlike jokes and want for attention. Here in episodes 7-10 both actors are at ease with each other and the plots flow well.
This really is a refreshing change from the run of the mill detective shows from the 60's to present day and is highly recommended.
Reeves & Mortimers remake series pales badly in comparison - if it aint broke, don't fix it.
I hope you enjoy.