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Series cast summary:
Michael Staniforth ...
 Timothy Claypole (58 episodes, 1976-1984)
Edward Brayshaw ...
 Harold Meaker / ... (55 episodes, 1976-1984)
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 Ethel Meaker (41 episodes, 1976-1984)
William Perrie ...
 Pantomime Horse Dobbin (27 episodes, 1978-1984)
Molly Weir ...
 Hazel the McWitch (26 episodes, 1978-1984)
Hal Dyer ...
 Rose Perkins (26 episodes, 1978-1984)
Jeffrey Segal ...
 Arthur Perkins (26 episodes, 1978-1984)
John Asquith ...
 Pantomime Horse Dobbin (26 episodes, 1980-1984)
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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Referenced in Home Time: Episode #1.1 (2009) See more »

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so bad it's good!
20 January 2003 | by (oxfordshire ,england) – See all my reviews

unlike the other reviewers,i am of the age where the later tacky episodes are the ones i remember and love. sure it got sillier as time went on,but that was the charm -all manner of daft jokes and comedy chases -and it stands the test of time! i actually saw an episode last week and as an adult it still made me chuckle -the nonense of it all is infectious -i'm smiling just thinking about it. so check it out -currently on satelite tv on sundays.


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