Randall & Hopkirk - Detective agency with a spirit

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Television series
German title Randall & Hopkirk - Detective agency with a spirit
Original title Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)
Country of production United Kingdom
original language English
Year (s) 1969-1970
length 49 minutes
Episodes 26 in 1 season
genre Crime series
idea Dennis Spooner
music Edwin Astley
First broadcast September 1, 1969 (UK) on ITV
first broadcast
March 3, 1990 on ProSieben

Randall & Hopkirk - Detective agency with a ghost (original title Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) ) is a British crime series , which was created between 1969 and 1970.


Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk run a small private detective agency where they usually only deal with minor offenses. In the pilot , Marty Hopkirk is murdered during his investigation. He then returns as a ghost that only his partner Jeff can see. Together they can solve the murder of Marty, but he cannot return to the afterlife in time and is condemned to remain on earth as a ghost for another 100 years.

After the initial shock, the potential of Marty's invisibility for their detective agency opens up for both of them. Marty's widow Jeannie also works there as a secretary, which is another reason for him to continue to work there as a ghost. Marty is invisible as a ghost, only Jeff can see him. His powers are initially limited, so he cannot manipulate objects. Occasionally he manages to take control of people through hypnosis in order to be able to exert direct influence. In later episodes other ghosts appear in addition to Marty, and he also learns to move objects and to travel through time .

New edition

In 2000 the series was reissued by the BBC with comedians Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer and Emilia Fox . There were 13 episodes in two seasons.

In 2010 Syfy acquired the rights to the series. Another new edition was announced, but that announcement stayed that way.


The theme music was created by Edwin Astley wrote that the theme to The Baron , Danger Man , The Saint and Department S had composed. Another opening credits were filmed for the broadcast in the United States , which summarizes the events from the pilot episode and thus provides the viewer with all the necessary information about the background of the series. In addition, the series title was changed to "My Partner the Ghost" .

The series was first released on DVD in Great Britain in 2002 . In 2005 it was published in Australia .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. tvguide.com (English)
  2. SyFy Remake (English)