Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased): Episodes 11-12 [VHS] 
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Episodes 11 and 12 from the ghostly 1960s detective series. In 'The Ghost Who Saved the Bank at Monte Carlo', Jeff Randall (Mike Pratt) helps his ghostly partner Marty's (Kenneth Cope) 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.
The twist of this private eye show is that in the first episode, gumshoe Marty Hopkirk (Kenneth Cope) is killed off by the villains and subsequently pops up in an immaculate white suit as a ghost visible only to his hardboiled partner Jeff Randall (Mike Pratt). In theory, the streak of the supernatural--which meant a complex set of rules about Marty's appearances and effects on the physical world--should lead the show into wilder territory, but most episodes squander the unique team's unique abilities on ordinary cases about blackmail and murder-for-profit. A persistent subplot has the living Jeff getting cosy with the dead Marty's widow Jean (Annette Andre) to the discomfort of the ghost. The elementary effects and the nice underplaying of the leads have a certain period charm, and the show could afford a high calibre of special guest villains and dolly birds. A recent remake with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer hasn't obliterated memories of the original.
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
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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.
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For me, these 4 episodes were some of the best - Ray Brooks is in one of them.Published 12 months ago by Flora Cake
This item was very good and I would recommend it to any one who likes murder mysteries and doesn't mind watching old films.Published on 29 Dec. 2012 by Yemi
This item was very good, and I would recommend it to any one who likes murder mysteries and doesn't mind watching old films.Published on 29 Dec. 2012 by Yemi
I can not believe I used to watch this!
Kenneth Cope in true nagging form.
The episodes were funny and without great acting skill with only one episode being worth a... Read more
they don,t make then like this eany more i watch them over and over i love this nostalger, i was working in london at the time these were filmed, and no all the places brill!!!!Published on 20 Jan. 2012 by nora jones