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Michael Staniforth ...
 Timothy Claypole (58 episodes, 1976-1984)
Edward Brayshaw ...
 Harold Meaker / ... (56 episodes, 1976-1984)
Anthony Jackson ...
 Fred Mumford (24 episodes, 1976-1978)
Michael Darbyshire ...
 Hubert Davenport (24 episodes, 1976-1978)
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Harold and Ethel Meaker live in South Ealing and run 'Rentaghost' where they rent ghosts out to the public. Over the years many ghosts came and went but the main Rentaghost crew consisted of - Timothy Claypole - A jester at the court of Queen Matilda (The Dreaded Tyrant of the Twelfth Century) Hazel the McWitch - The ghost of a Scottish witch who was recruited during the rentapotion venture Nadia Popov - A Dutch ghost who still suffered from hayfever and had a habit of 'popping off' whenever she saw a flower Fred Mumford - Originally founded Rentaghost after becoming a ghost in a shipping accident six months previously and runs the business for a short time. Hubert Davenport - A distinguished Victorian gentleman. The Meaker's next door neighbours, Rose and Arthur Perkins, were convinced that the Meaker's were a pair of nutters and hired a private detective then tried to get a psychiatrist to convince them that they needed treatment. Harold Meaker - Originally the spooks landlord but ... Written by Timothy C <claypole@cableol.co.uk>

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Michael Staniforth, who plays Timothy Claypole, was a talented roller skater and appeared in Starlight Express. See more »

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24 January 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

At 33 years of age I remember the early series as well as the later, and the opening bars of that bloody programme filled me with dread as my best friend always had to rush in from playing outdoors to see the damn thing with me in toe. Not the most fun 30 minutes of my young life waiting to get back outside. Now - Ulysses, that was something much better. "Flying through all the galaxies..."


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