My Partner the Ghost (1969–1971)
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That's How Murder Snowballs 

The mind-reading act at the theatre goes wrong - the stooge shoots the mind-reader when a real bullet is swapped for the blank. Jeff Randall investigates, and - with the help of Marty - ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Dickson

Writers:

Ray Austin (screenplay), Dennis Spooner (creator)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Pratt ... Jeff Randall
Kenneth Cope ... Marty Hopkirk
Annette Andre ... Jeannie Hopkirk
Grazina Frame Grazina Frame ... Gloria Marsh
Arthur Brough ... Snowy
Patrick Holt ... Barry Jones
Harold Berens Harold Berens ... Tony Lang
Valerie Leon ... Kay
Michael Griffiths Michael Griffiths ... Inspector Nelson
James Belchamber ... Mark
Tony Thawnton Tony Thawnton ... Fernandez
David Jason ... Abel
Marie Makino Marie Makino ... Old Lady
Stuart Hoyle Stuart Hoyle ... Kim
John Cazabon ... The Doctor (as John Gazabon)
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The mind-reading act at the theatre goes wrong - the stooge shoots the mind-reader when a real bullet is swapped for the blank. Jeff Randall investigates, and - with the help of Marty - becomes a mind-reader himself, and in the process, clears the fall guy and finds the real villain. Written by kmoh1

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 1969 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

David Jason dried up during rehearsals because he got the script late. See more »

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The position of Marty's tie after he's bowed to the audience. See more »

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Bring on the Girls
Composed by Sidney Torch (uncredited)
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Top of the range R&H
26 March 2008 | by kmoh-1See all my reviews

Randall and Hopkirk at their best. Jeff is at the theatre when the mind-reading act goes horribly wrong, and the stooge - David Jason, no less, in an early and very minor appearance - shoots the mind-reader. There is no good reason for Jeff to investigate, but he does, and joins the company as a replacement mind-reader.

There is great scope for comedy here, and the duo don't disappoint. Marty has great fun here, dancing invisibly across the stage, and singing "There's no business like show business" to Jeff. The mind-reading act scenes are great; the chemistry between the two stars is by now impressive. Some familiar faces appear backstage, including the splendid Valerie Leon, and Arthur Borough from "Are You Being Served?" The plot, such as it is, involves Jeff, undercover, finding out what secret in the mind-reader's past explains his death. It reminds one very strongly, in atmosphere as well as detail, of the Miss Marple film Murder Most Foul. The identity of the murderer, sadly, is not terribly well concealed.

The one real mystery is why, given Jeff and Marty's act is so brilliant, they don't simply take it up full time.


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