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Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (Repackaged) [DVD]

Kenneth Cope , Mike Pratt    Parental Guidance   DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Kenneth Cope, Mike Pratt, Annette André, Ivor Dean, Dudley Sutton
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 8
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Network
  • DVD Release Date: 15 Jun 2009
  • Run Time: 1300 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002DMBXMC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,886 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

All 26 episodes of the cult 1960s series. In 'My Late, Lamented Friend and Partner' detective Jeff Randall (Mike Pratt) is devastated when his friend and partner Marty Hopkirk (Kenneth Cope) is killed by a hit-and-run driver. However, Marty's ghost returns from the grave to inform Jeff that his death was no accident. 'A Disturbing Case' has Marty's widow Jeannie (Annette Andre) commit Jeff to an asylum when she sees him talking to himself. 'All Work and No Pay' finds Jean convinced that the moving furniture in her flat is the work of her late-husband Marty's restless spirit, but of course Jeff and the ghostly Marty know better. 'Never Trust a Ghost' sees Marty convinced that a man has been shot dead in his London home after inadvertently witnessing the killing. In 'That's How Murder Snowballs' Jeff uses Marty to help him form a variety act when he investigates the murder of a mind reader. 'Just for the Record' finds Jeff acting as bodyguard to a beauty contest entrant, but the job is not as simple as it at first seemed. 'Murder Ain't What It Used to Be!' has Marty cross swords with another ghost - deceased gangster Bugsy, who wants revenge on his former partner-in-crime. Unfortunately, Bugsy's intended victim is Marty's partner Jeff's latest client! 'Whoever Heard of a Ghost Dying?' sees Jeff and Marty being used as fall guys when a master criminal and a clairvoyant discover their secret. In 'The House on Haunted Hill' Jeff asks Marty to help solve the mystery of a 'haunted house' which is being used as the front for a diamond robbery. 'When Did You Start to Stop Seeing Things?' finds Marty worried that Jeff can no longer see him. 'The Ghost Who Saved the Bank at Monte Carlo' has Jeff help Marty's aunt elude a gang of crooks desperate to get their hands on her winning gambling formula. 'For the Girl Who Has Everything' sees Jeff called in by the wealthy Kim to investigate whether or not her castle really is haunted. In 'But What a Sweet Little Room' Jeff sets Marty to work investigating the suspicious death of a client. 'Who Killed Cock Robin?' has Jeff hired to guard an aviary which forms the centrepiece to an unusual bequest. 'The Man From Nowhere' finds Jeff more than a little suspicious when a man turns up claiming to be the reincarnation of his late partner Marty. 'When the Spirit Moves You' sees Marty making a new acquaintance when it transpires that a would-be fraudster can actually see him - but only when drunk. 'Somebody Just Walked Over My Grave' has Marty shocked to discover someone digging in his grave. 'Could You Recognise that Man Again?' finds Jean kidnapped and held hostage in order to stop her testifying at a murder trial. In 'A Sentimental Journey' Jeff is asked to take some valuable goods from London to Scotland. 'Money to Burn' sees Jeff accused of stealing money intended for the incinerator. 'The Ghost Talks' has a hospital-bound Jeff forced to listen to Marty's account of a case he was once involved in. 'It's Supposed to be Thicker Than Water' finds Jeff delivering an envelope to an escaped convict on the run. In 'The Trouble With Women' Jeff is again framed for murder, and Marty has to attend a Spiritualist meeting in order to rescue him. 'Vendetta for a Dead Man' sees an enemy of Marty's return to wreak his revenge. 'You Can Always Find a Fall Guy' has Jeff come to the aid of a nun who is not all that she seems. Finally, in 'The Smile Behind the Veil', Marty notices a smiling griever at a funeral, and deduces foul play.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Behind the scenes, Booklet, Box Set, Commentary, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, Short Film, Uncut, SYNOPSIS: All 26 episodes of the cult 1960s series. In 'My late, lamented friend and partner' detective Jeff Randall (Mike Pratt) is devastated when his friend and partner Marty Hopkirk (Kenneth Cope) is killed by a hit-and-run driver. However, Marty's ghost returns from the grave to inform Jeff that his death was no accident. 'A disturbing case' has Marty's widow Jeannie (Annette Andre) commit Jeff to an asylum when she sees him talking to himself. 'All work and no pay' finds jean convinced that the moving furniture in her flat is the work of her late-husband Marty's restless spirit, but of course Jeff and the ghostly Marty know better. 'Never trust a ghost' sees Marty convinced that a man has been shot dead in his London home after inadvertently witnessing the killing. In 'that's how murder snowballs' Jeff uses Marty to help him form a variety act when he investigates the murder of a mind reader. 'just for the record' finds Jeff acting as bodyguard to a beauty contest entrant, but the job is not as simple as it at first seemed. 'Murder ain't what it used to be!' has Marty cross swords with another ghost - deceased gangster Bugsy, who wants revenge on his former partner-in-crime. Unfortunately, Bugsy's intended victim is Marty's partner Jeff's latest client! 'Whoever heard of a ghost dying?' sees Jeff and Marty being used as fall guys when a master criminal and a clairvoyant discover their secret. In 'the house on haunted hill' Jeff asks Marty to help solve the mystery of a 'haunted house' which is being used as the front for a diamond robbery. 'When did ...Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969) - Complete Series - 8-DVD Box Set ( My Partner the Ghost )


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39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Nostalgia 15 Feb 2010
Format:DVD
If you are of "a certain age", that is maybe 50 plus,this is pure gold. It takes you back to the days when television really entertained. The story lines may not be very credible sometimes, but this only adds to the charm of the series. Add to this the fact that us oldies can spot many artistes that we grew up watching, so you can wallow in shameless nostalgia. For me, money well spent.
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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (Repackaged) DVD 11 Jan 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Marvellous!
As good as I remember it from 40 years ago.
Some of the Plots are a bit creaky, but it remains a well written, well produced and well acted gem, a perfect balance of Comedy and Drama and a fitting tribute to the late Mike Pratt.
Buy it, It's not on television often enough!
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Randall and Hopkirk lives!! 11 July 2007
Format:DVD
I was never going to give this collection anything other than 5 stars for the content of the series alone. For me, Randall and Hopkirk and the Persuaders are the best of ITC's incredible output of TV film series of the sixties and seventies. No coincidence that both shows feature totally engaging double acts in the leads.

However, as much as I love the Persuaders, it was always Randall and Hopkirk that I held most dearly to my heart. Maybe, and quite bizzarly, I think it was the more accessable characters in Randall and Hopkirk that won the day. Kenneth Cope and Mike Pratt's character's, albeit one of them a ghost, were much more regular, everyday, likable chaps, whereas Wilde and Sinclair were from a more glamorous lifestyle - as well as being played by two superstars of the day - and that made them seem a little less real perhaps, whilst still being, for me, one of the best and most natural double acts to grace the small screen. So, whilst both programmes were the two stand out quality productions of ITC, it's Randall and Hopkirk by a whisker.

I missed the previous DVD release of the show, and have eagerly awaited this special edition. I haven't had time to watch all the episodes yet, but have been pleased with the presentation quality of the episodes I have seen. The extras too are great, with an informative documentary on the programme featuring stars and production crew, an affectionate look at the life of Mike Pratt (not a bad word about him, which, as a fan is exactly how I liked it) and more that I will be delving into in the near future.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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I grew up in London at the time this series was made so, for me, this show is mainly about the nostalgia fix. So many things in every episode bring back memories - from the coffee cups to the clothes and the dreadful decor of Randall's apartment. But the show has many other qualities, especially its dry humour, and it remains one of the best TV series of its time and genre.

There is some lovely acting (mainly from Mike Pratt), a really delicate examination of the concepts of friendship, loyalty and love, and some brilliantly conceived stories. Set aside any cynicism over what you may or not believe about ghosts, and ignore the dated technical aspects of the show, and just enjoy the series for what it was meant to be - great entertainment.

In addition to R & H, and Jeannie (who, let's be frank, is a bit of a bimbo), the show portrays some marvellous characters, especially the various police officers that Randall loves to hate, and there are many cameo appearances by some well-loved actors who later became very famous indeed.

Mike Pratt is seen with an almost continual supply of cigarettes and glasses of whisky in hand so it should come as no surprise that he died young not long after this series was completed. His death was a great loss to British film and TV and he is much mourned - by me, at any rate. I have watched this show over and over again and I'm sad enough to know almost all the dialogue by heart. And sad enough to admit it!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Network is the Business! 31 Mar 2008
Format:DVD
I have fond memories of Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) as one of my earliest favourite TV programmes and the one which gave me my first on-screen 'girlfriend' - the beautiful Annette Andre.

Network certainly appear to have done the series proud with this SE Boxset.

On the episodes that I have already watched the picture quality is crisp and clear whilst the sound - although only mono - is also of good quality.

I have also read a good bit of the first booklet which contains production notes and the first instalment of the episode guides. I am happy to report that these are indeed extensive and sure to bring added value particularly to those viewers with an eye for detail who enjoy plenty of additional background information.

Although I have yet to watch any of the extras (aside from the stills galleries on the first 4 eps, which are very good and contain snippets from the fine original musical score) the list of these is mouth-watering and I eagerly look forward to watching them in due course.

If you have seen any of the re-runs of the show and prefer it to the Reeves & Mortimer remake of a few years ago (and let's face it, who wouldn't?) then this Special Edition Boxset of a complete and unedited cult TV Series from the late '60s / early '70s is definitely for you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Quality 60's show and great watching....
Published 4 days ago by David Lawrence Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
its a good copy just as i now it to be right price
Published 14 days ago by Veronica
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great entertainment.
Published 27 days ago by M. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Son was well pleased, thank you.
Published 1 month ago by kim rae
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great simple entertainment. Easy watching, just the job for a quiet wind downown.
Published 2 months ago by Ian Singleton
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Memories!
Great memories of a classic series. High quality DVD, nice package, great value, interesting extras and great service. Really happy!
Published 2 months ago by Baskey
4.0 out of 5 stars Randall and Hopkirk.
Very enjoyable drama It strongly evokes the nostalgic sixties. I like detective Randall because he doesn't come across as super-suave but as a little more like the rest of us with... Read more
Published 2 months ago by David Besarab
5.0 out of 5 stars Recieved
This is a good show to watch and brings back the good old days of entertainment showing the old days of the 70s when the actors spoke so much better and one can understand what... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Laurence Braun
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic series
My favourite of all times ...I love to watch Randall and Hopkirk over and over again ...such great viewing ..... Its packed with fun filled adventures .... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Susan Hoult
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic series. Great Memories
It had been some years since I'd watched any episode from this series so thought I'd finally get the complete set on DVD. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Dr Phibes
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