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My Partner the Ghost 

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (original title)
Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are private detectives who specialize in divorce cases. Their long-running partnership seems to come to an abrupt end when Marty is killed by a hit-and-run, ... See full summary »

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Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are partners in a detective/security firm. When Marty is killed, he returns as a ghost to help his old partner solve cases.

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 Jeff Randall (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 Marty Hopkirk (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
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 Jeannie Hopkirk (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
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Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are private detectives who specialize in divorce cases. Their long-running partnership seems to come to an abrupt end when Marty is killed by a hit-and-run, but Marty is soon back--as a ghost--to help solve his own murder. While he's doing it, he misses his chance to go to heaven, thanks to an ancient curse that states: "Before the sun shall rise, each ghost unto his grave must go. Cursed be the ghost who dares to stay and face the awful light of day." So Marty is stuck on Earth, as a white-suited spirit whom only Jeff can see, continuing their partnership and keeping (jealous) tabs on his wife/widow, Jean. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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The white car driven by Mike Pratt was a "Vauxhall Victor FD". This was more or less unique to the Randall and Hopkirk show, but is commonly mistaken for the "Vauxhall Ventora" used in the Department S show and had a similar but different registration. The Vauxhall Ventora has a six cylinder engine, therefore a different sound and has a slightly different grill and lights arrangement at both front and rear, compared to the Victor. See more »

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In most of the shows with stunt and fight scenes, the stunt doubles are obvious to spot and never resemble the people they're doubling. See more »

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Mike Pratt - website
30 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

i have set up a website which features the career of the actor Mike Pratt.

he starred in the 1960s/1970s British television series "Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)".

Mike Pratt also featured in many other classic British television series during the 1960s and 1970s. He also co-wrote with Lionel Bart many of Tommy Steele's early hits (including the first British rock n roll record "Rock With The Caveman".

He also had a career on the stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

www.mike-Pratt.co.UK


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