Rentaghost (1976–1984)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy | Family | Fantasy
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 235 users  
Reviews: 7 user

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 ... See full summary »

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 155 titles
created 03 Apr 2011
 
list image
a list of 28 titles
created 13 Nov 2011
 
a list of 140 titles
created 08 Feb 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 23 Nov 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 26 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Rentaghost" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rentaghost (1976–1984)

Rentaghost (1976–1984) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rentaghost.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



9   8   7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
1984   1983   1982   1981   … See all »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Grange Hill (1978–2008)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The long running television series of the Grange Hill Comprehensive School, and the children's everyday lives.

Stars: Stuart Organ, Gwyneth Powell, Lee Cornes
Terrahawks (1983–1986)
Family | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In the year 2020 Earth is under threat from Martian androids who want revenge on the human race. They consist of Zelda, her son Yung-star and her sister called Cy-star. An organisation is ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Hitchen, Denise Bryer, Anne Ridler
Animation | Family | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The adventures of a superhero caveman and a trio of female amateur detectives.

Stars: John Astin, Julie Bennett, Ted Cassidy
The Flumps (TV Series 1976)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The adventures of a family of cute, furry creatures - The Flumps. Grandpa Flump, Ma and Pa Flump, their eldest son Perkin, daughter Posie and youngest son Pootle. Each episode contains fun songs and a story from the 'Big Book'.

Stars: Gay Soper
Danger Mouse (1981–1992)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The wacky and hilarious adventures of Danger Mouse, the greatest secret agent (mouse) in the world and his trusty, bumbling sidekick, Penfold. Together, they follow Colonel K's orders and ... See full summary »

Stars: David Jason, Terry Scott, Edward Kelsey
Mr Benn (1971–1972)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Popular British children's animation series, repeated almost constantly since 1971. Mr Benn is the ordinary, bowler-hatted office worker who lives in the ordinary suburban street of Festive... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Brooks
The Trap Door (TV Series 1984)
Animation | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

3D plasticine animation, featuring Berk, a blue creature who lives as servant to the unseen 'Thing Upstairs' in an old dark house. Every time the trap door opens a new adventure begins for ... See full summary »

Stars: William Rushton
Worzel Gummidge (1979–1981)
Family | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Children's series about the adventures of Worzel Gummidge, a scarecrow who comes to life.

Stars: Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Austin, Charlotte Coleman
Count Duckula (1988–1993)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The misadventures of a vegetarian vampire duck and his servants.

Stars: Jack May, Brian Trueman, Jimmy Hibbert
Super Gran (1985–1987)
Comedy | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The adventures of a superpowered grannie who fights crime in her commuity.

Stars: Gudrun Ure, Iain Cuthbertson, Bill Shine
Comedy | Family | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stars: Arthur English, Freddie Jones, Nicholas Le Prevost
Tiswas (1974–1982)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A Saturday morning kids program, whose title was variously an acronym for "This Is Saturday, What A Show!", "Today Is Saturday, Wear A (or Wake-up And) Smile!", and "This Is Saturday, Watch... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Tarrant, Sally James, John Gorman
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
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)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 January 1976 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(58 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The Story of Jackanory (2007) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Children's Classic
24 November 2002 | by (Manchester, UK) – See all my reviews

"We aim to shock, we hope your knees will knock..."

Definitely a classic of its time. A catchy theme tune, lots of puns and running round-what more does a kid need? Basically a sitcom about a group of ghosts trying to get by "down here." I agree with other comments about the earlier ones being a lot better. The later episodes focused too much on the Meaker's house and the dragon in the cellar. Altogether now-"Don't go in the cellar." Still, worth catching the repeats on digital tv.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Where Can You See It Now? maxturner
Is this the show that one of the characters was called Trevor? classic
Can anyone help Blackshadow2025
Too Many Seasons! thiselemental
Fred Mumford - Anthony Jackson R.I.P. whisky51
Just discussed on the Chris Moyle's show El_perro_con_gas
Discuss Rentaghost (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?