Randall and Hopkirk are detective partners with a difference - one of them is a ghost!
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Vic Reeves ...
 Marty Hopkirk (13 episodes, 2000-2001)
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 Jeff Randall (13 episodes, 2000-2001)
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 Jeannie (12 episodes, 2000-2001)
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 Bulstrode / ... (12 episodes, 2000-2001)
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 Prof. Wyvern (10 episodes, 2000-2001)
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A remake of the 1969 Britcom. Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are partners in a detective/security firm. When Marty is killed in a car accident, he returns as a ghost to help his old partner solves cases. Only Randall can see his dead partner, though Marty is able to move objects through supernatural means. Written by Mike Konczewski

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18 March 2000 (UK)  »

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Mon ami le fantôme  »

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Many of the close ups of Jeff's hands during the series were performed by writer/producer/directer Charlie Higson, because Bob Mortimer's badly bitten fingernails were deemed unscreenworthy. According to Charlie Higson, 'Bob's hands are not that attractive. Mine, however, are quite gorgeous.' See more »

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Referenced in Comedy Connections: Shooting Stars (2006) See more »

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Written by Dylan Keeton, Gerard Starkie, John Langley, Julian Pransky-Poole, Ray Chan
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25 April 2000 | by (ascot, england) – See all my reviews

This was simply the greatest surprise of the year so far on UK TV. I must confess to not liking Vic and Bob in anything else (like the Fast Show and League of Gentlemen, they are simply not funny) but in this they pulled the trick. They were helped by some great scripts, witty invention and good special effects. Only the last episode failed to stand up to scrutiny (too much fantasy not enough of the "detective" type bit). The ratings success of this has more than justified a second series, and the ratings for once aren't wrong. Witty, humorous and poignant, and with some great actors (Fox and Baker especially) in support. I look forward to a second season of something on TV for the first time in about a decade.


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