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My Partner the Ghost -- At the funeral of his friend Caroline Seaton, Marty observes her brother Donald and his wife Cynthia, who seems to be smiling, and he deduces that they have killed Caroline.

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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
1973 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are private detectives who specialize in divorce cases. Their long-running... See more »
User Reviews:
"The original and best!" See more (15 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 9)
Mike Pratt ... Jeff Randall (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Kenneth Cope ... Marty Hopkirk (26 episodes, 1969-1970)

Annette Andre ... Jeannie Hopkirk (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
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Series Directed by
Jeremy Summers (7 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ray Austin (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
Cyril Frankel (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
Leslie Norman (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Roy Ward Baker (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Writing credits
Dennis Spooner (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Donald James (11 episodes, 1969-1970)
Tony Williamson (9 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ralph Smart (2 episodes, 1969)
Gerald Kelsey (2 episodes, 1970)

Series Produced by
Monty Berman .... producer (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Original Music by
Edwin Astley (16 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Cinematography by
Brian Elvin (14 episodes, 1969-1970)
Gerald Moss (7 episodes, 1969-1970)
Frank Watts (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Eric Coop (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jack T. Knight (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
John Ireland (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Harry Ledger (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Lee Doig (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Rod Nelson-Keys (3 episodes, 1969)
Stephen Cross (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Casting by
John Owen (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Art Direction by
Charles Bishop (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert Cartwright (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Makeup Department
Elizabeth Romanoff .... makeup artist (19 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jeanette Freeman .... hairdresser (14 episodes, 1969-1970)
Gerry Fletcher .... makeup supervisor (8 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jan Jamison .... hairdresser (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
Henry Montsash .... hairdresser (3 episodes, 1969)
Ramon Gow .... hairdresser (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Production Management
Ronald Liles .... production supervisor (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Malcolm Christopher .... production manager (15 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jack Morrison .... production manager (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ernest Morris .... production manager (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Philip Aizlewood .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Lowin .... second unit director (23 episodes, 1969-1970)
Michael Meighan .... assistant director (14 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ken Baker .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
Gino Marotta .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Art Department
Peter Dunlop .... production buyer (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Bill Greene .... construction manager (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
A.J. Van Montagu .... scenic artist (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Sue Long .... set dresser (16 episodes, 1969-1970)
Roger Christian .... set dresser (8 episodes, 1969-1970)
Cliff Robinson .... set dresser / associate art director (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Sound Department
Denis Porter .... sound recordist (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Guy Ambler .... sound editor (18 episodes, 1969-1970)
Bill Rowe .... sound recordist (10 episodes, 1969-1970)
Dennis Whitlock .... sound recordist (8 episodes, 1969-1970)
David Stephenson .... boom operator (7 episodes, 1970)
Len Abbott .... sound recordist (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Peter Lennard .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Len Shilton .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Rydal Love .... sound editor (3 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Stunts
Harry Fielder .... stunt double: Mike Pratt (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Frank Maher .... stunt coordinator (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Arthur Lemming .... camera operator / assistant camera (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Val Stewart .... camera operator (18 episodes, 1969-1970)
Gerald Moss .... camera operator: second unit / photography: second unit (17 episodes, 1969-1970)
Brian Elvin .... camera operator: second unit / photography: second unit (6 episodes, 1969-1970)
David Harcourt .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Stephen Dade .... camera operator: second unit (2 episodes, 1969)
Harry Gillam .... camera operator (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Laura Nightingale .... costume supervisor / wardrobe supervisor (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Editorial Department
Philip Aizlewood .... post-production / post production (21 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Music Department
Edwin Astley .... musical director (24 episodes, 1969-1970)
Alan Willis .... music editor (22 episodes, 1969-1970)
Deveril Goodman .... music editor (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Other crew
Dennis Spooner .... executive story consultant (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Cyril Frankel .... creative consultant (25 episodes, 1969-1970)
Sally Jones .... continuity (21 episodes, 1969-1970)
Elizabeth Wilcox .... continuity (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
60 min (26 episodes)
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Trivia:
Marty Hopkirk's white suit has no pockets as "ghosts don't need pockets".See more »
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Revealing mistakes: 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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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
"The original and best!", 17 October 2003
Author: jamesraeburn2003 from Poole, Dorset

Private Investigator Geoff Randall (Mike Pratt) is aided in his investigations by the ghost of his partner Marty Hopkirk (Kenneth Cope). The latter was murdered during an investigation in the first episode, "My Late Lamented Friend And Partner". Additional characters who appear are Annette Andre as Jean Hopkirk, Marty's wife and Geoff's friend and secretary and Ivor Dean as Inspector Large, who disliked Randall when he appeared to be leading him on a wild goose chase, but Randall always came out on top in the end.

The original series ran for twenty-six hour long episodes between the autumn of 1969 and through part of 1970, it was successful enough in Britain but failed to take on across the Atlantic. The fact that it was transmitted in America under the inept title, "My Partner The Ghost" probably didn't help matters. It was the creation of writer Dennis Spooner and has gained cult status in Britain. Enough so that it was remade in the year 2000 with Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer in the Mike Pratt and Kenneth Cope roles, but the less said about this the better! The original may have laughable special effects by todays standards (i.e very visible wires on objects apparently moved by ghosts), but at least you had a good story and fine acting. In the remake it's quite the reverse, all special effects, rubbishy acting and no comprehensible storyline.

The original series has a very special place in my heart because I used to look forward to watching the re-runs on BBC Two every Friday evening. This would of been around 1994 when I was eleven, so even though I wasn't around when it was first aired, I still have the distinction of seeing the original before the so called remake three years ago!

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