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 »

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Michael Staniforth Michael Staniforth ...  Timothy Claypole 58 episodes, 1976-1984
Edward Brayshaw ...  Harold Meaker / ... 55 episodes, 1976-1984
Ann Emery ...  Ethel Meaker / ... 47 episodes, 1976-1984
William Perrie William Perrie ...  Pantomime Horse 35 episodes, 1979-1984
John Asquith John Asquith ...  Pantomime Horse 34 episodes, 1980-1984
Jeffrey Segal Jeffrey Segal ...  Arthur Perkins / ... 33 episodes, 1978-1984
Hal Dyer Hal Dyer ...  Rose Perkins / ... 33 episodes, 1978-1984
Molly Weir Molly Weir ...  Hazel the McWitch / ... 32 episodes, 1978-1984
Sue Nicholls ...  Nadia Popov 29 episodes, 1981-1984
Anthony Jackson Anthony Jackson ...  Fred Mumford 24 episodes, 1976-1979
Michael Darbyshire Michael Darbyshire ...  Hubert Davenport 24 episodes, 1976-1979
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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 hay fever 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 ran the business for a short time, Hubert Davenport - a distinguished Victorian gentleman, Harold Meaker - originally the spooks landlord but later took over the business when Fred Mumford couldn't keep up with the rent and Ethel Meaker - Harold's wife who fancies herself as a bit of a singer. The Meaker's next-door neighbours, Rose and Arthur Perkins, were ... Written by Timothy C <claypole@cableol.co.uk>

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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The character name "Timothy Claypole", would later (re-)appear in later series of the BBC comedy series "Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps" originally broadcast between 2001-2011. Clearly a lovingly reference to the "Rentaghost" character. The later Tim, would also be a theatrical comic relief character. See more »

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Referenced in Aladdin and the Forty Thieves (1984) See more »

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surely not?
24 January 2004 | by rupertbrehenySee 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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6 January 1976 (UK) See more »

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(58 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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