Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000–2001)

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Randall and Hopkirk are detective partners with a difference - one of them is a ghost!

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Series cast summary:
Vic Reeves ...
 Marty Hopkirk (13 episodes, 2000-2001)
Bob Mortimer ...
 Jeff Randall (13 episodes, 2000-2001)
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 Jeannie (12 episodes, 2000-2001)
Charlie Higson ...
 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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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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I may be biased, but in my humble opinion this is great!
12 August 2001 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Dear sirs,

I may be biased because I absolutely love Reeves and Mortimer (absolute geniuses, and I challenge anyone to contradict me!). This series is thoroughly enjoyable, and am delighted that it will soon be given a second run, and I'm always in stitches by the cameo appearances of Charlie Higson, Hitchcock-style, although not quite as hidden.

I'm not declaring it a perfect series, totally void of all annoyances (because, granted, Bob does look quite uncomfortable, and is evidently itching to start making an idiot of himself), however, it is very well written, even though I'm far too young to even know about the original series. The acting, I'm sure, will be improved upon in the second run, as this was their first proper go at something that needs, well, to be blunt, concentration, but it's all done with good humour and what I believe to be the pinnacle of great digital effects (or at least the pinnacle they could claim on their budget).

If you've never witnessed the first series, make some effort to watch the second, and if you don't have one smile in the entire episode, by all means, prove me wrong.


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