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Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are friends and private eyes. They solve crimes and struggle to keep their business afloat. One of them is also a ghost. After being killed in a suspicions accident, Hopkirk returns from the dead to help solve his own murder. Thus begins Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), a British mystery series that also aired in the United States under the title My Partner the Ghost.

Mike Pratt and Kenneth Cope star as the leads.

ITV Global Entertainment Ltd.
1 Season, 26 Episodes
September 21, 1969
Action & Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
7.9/10
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Randall and Hopkirk Full Episode Guide

  • Jeff is asked to investigate whether Merston Manor, a house which is impossible to sell, is really haunted after two previous psychics were scared off. He is looking into a jewel theft and sends Marty to the manor instead. Marty initially believes the ghostly sounds to be genuine but they are actually being made by the jewel thieves who are using the house as their den and want to scare off visitors. The gang capture Jeff and Jenny, Jeannie's sister but Marty comes to their rescue by appearing to one of the psychics previously frightened off, who summons help.

  • Marty claims that his grave is being desecrated, and Jeff discovers a plan to kidnap the heir to a fortune.

  • Jeff is acting as a bodyguard to a beauty queen , Anne Soames, who wants to visit the Public Records Office. An intrigued Marty watches as she uses a special pair of glasses to cut the alarm and later a file is stolen by a man named Pargiter. When Jeff pursues him,Pargiter explains that the stolen document reveals him to be the rightful king of England - with his two heavies as noble lords. He condemns Jeff as a heretic, tying him up along with Anne, who has outlived her usefulness, and leaving them to die in a burning building. However, Marty sets off the fire alarm,...

  • At the funeral of his friend Caroline Seaton, Marty observes her brother Donald and his wife Cynthia, who seems to be smiling, and he deduces that they have killed Caroline. Jeff is reluctant to investigate so Marty tricks him into visiting the Seaton home, where an attempt is made to kill him. Due to Marty's intervention, he is saved by the real Donald Seaton, who has returned from Australia to find an impostor has taken his name, married his ex-wife - Cynthia - and killed both his father and Caroline for the Seaton estate. The killers throw Jeff down a well but ...

  • Jeff has fallen from a balcony in the line of duty and is in hospital with a broken leg. He is thus a captive audience when Marty comes to visit and regales him with the details of a big case he handled whilst he was alive and Jeff was in Scotland. He was asked by MI5 head Sir Basil Duggan to steal documents from a safe but discovered that 'Sir Basil' was actually a traitor called Brenan, whom he managed to apprehend before he could leave the country. After Marty has gone Jeannie comes in and offers to tell Jeff the same story.

  • Jeannie is approached by a man who claims to be the reincarnation of Marty. He is very convincing and she is eventually taken in - unlike the real Marty. The impostor takes her to a hotel in the Cotswolds where the Hopkirks spent their honeymoon - shadowed by Marty and Jeff - and two other men. It transpires that the trio are robbers who buried their loot in the vicinity but had a car smash involving the Hopkirks. The false Marty lost his memory in the prang and is hoping that Jeannie can lead him to the spoils. Fortunately the real Marty - and Jeff - intervene, with ...

  • Jeff recognises racketeer George Roden as being the man who killed rival gangster Jennings and Roden is duly arrested. However his mother has Jeannie abducted as a security against Jeff testifying when her son appears in court. Marty uses his telepathy to locate where Jean is being held and she is saved just in time for her and Jeff to make a dash to the courtroom and see that Roden is punished.

  • A villain called Hellingworth uses medium Cecil Purley to prove that Marty is indeed a ghost and,posing as an insurance salesman, approaches Jeff for alleged help with robberies in the knowledge that Marty will eavesdrop on the gang and report back to Jeff. This happens but Marty is being used purely as a decoy whilst the gang rob other venues. Eventually Hellingworth decides to get rid of Marty and calls Purley in to exorcise him. For once it is Jeff rushing against time to save Marty rather than the reverse.

  • On the anniversary of his capture by the then flesh and blood Marty Hopkirk, violent criminal Eric Jansen escapes, swearing vengeance. Having discovered that Marty is now dead, he proposes to kill Jeannie as the next best thing. Jeannie is dating a man called Emil and hopes they can marry, although she is unaware that he already has a wife. Jansen catches up with them and abducts Jeannie, hotly pursued by Marty. They end up on the edge of cliffs where, exactly a year earlier, they had had the showdown resulting in Jansen's arrest.

  • Sam Seymour hires Jeff to go to Glasgow and retrieve a valuable 'item'. This turns out to be his girlfriend Dandy Garrison, who has a case chained to her wrist. On arrival back in London Dandy disappears, fitting Jeff up to appear to be her accomplice. In reality she has gone off with Tony, one of Seymour's men and they have stolen a very valuable stamp. Dandy tries to double-cross Tony as well, by escaping in a private plane but Marty brings her down to earth.

  • Small-time con artist Calvin P. Bream attracts the attention of mobster Miklos Corri when he claims to have a large number of bearer bonds - actually sheets of newspaper. To draw Corri off his trail Bream claims to be only the middle man and, taking a name from the papers at random, cites Randall and Hopkirk. He visits Jeff, pretending to be an American cop but Marty spots the deception. The bizarre thing is that Bream can actually see Marty but only when he is drunk. When Corri holds Jeff a prisoner and threatens to kill him in order to get at the bonds in a night ...

  • Jeannie believes that Marty is trying to contact her when objects begin to move around in her house but it is a ploy by the Foster brothers, spiritualists down on their luck, who offer to pay Jeannie to send them clients anxious to hear messages from loved ones who have crossed over. Sensing a scam, Jeff sends Laura, an actress, to pose as a widow and engage the Fosters. He and Jeannie arrive at the Fosters' home and believe, erroneously, that they have killed her. However, the brothers attempt to murder Jeannie and Jeff by propelling objects using electricity. Marty ...

  • Marty sees James Howarth being murdered but when Jeff summons the police at Marty's behest Howarth is apparently alive and well. Marty finds out that 'Howarth' and his wife are impostors who have murdered the real James and Karen Howarth and hidden the corpses in the basement. However, when the police come to investigate, the murderers, who are spies out to get a list of all known British agents - have disposed of them and Jeff is discredited. He begins to doubt Marty's sanity and sends him to a ghost expert, Dr. Plevitt, who can actually see him. The doctor is ...

  • Ghost hunter James McAllister asks for Jeff's help, having been hired by wealthy American Kim Wentworth to see if her home, Crake Castle, is haunted. McAllister is killed and it looks as if Kim's husband is the murderer, trying to frighten Kim away so that he can marry girlfriend Laura but it would seem that the butler did it and the butler and Kim are the killers, anxious to run off together. Jeff is their prisoner but fortunately Marty has found a local lady who can see and hear him - in order for him to effect a rescue.

  • After Anne Fenwick is killed by gold-digging boyfriend 'Bunny' de Crecy, her niece Julia, unaware of Anne's fate, asks Jeff to locate her, telling him that she attended a seance given by Madame Hanska every week. Jeannie poses as a recent widow wanting news of her husband but Elliot, a man who befriends her, exposes her to Madame Hanska, as Marty discovers. Marty 'appears' to the medium and frightens her into admitting the scam whereby she sends lonely rich women into de Crecy's clutches and Jeff confronts him in the room where he killed Anne, with Marty contributing ...

  • Mr. Laverick, a solicitor, approaches Jeff with a bizarre assignment - to act as minder to an aviary of birds belonging to the late, eccentric Mrs. Wentworth Howe. Her will stipulates that her relatives will get a share of her large fortune only if the birds are all dead - and someone does kill one of the birds. However it is the relatives who are dying like flies and soon only one,Sandra, is left - making her the chief subject. The murderer, however, turns out to be outside of the family but his efforts to kill the birds only end in his own destruction - with a ...

  • A nun approaches Jeff and asks him to acquire a document from her convent which will prove that accountant Douglas Kershaw is embezzling the nuns' funds. He goes along to the building with the suspicious Marty, only to find that he has burgled a research facility on behalf of the fake nun and her accomplice, who need to get their hands on valuable documents. Once more he gets arrested, released and captured by the villains. Once more Marty has to save him - this time by using a man under sedation for an operation as his medium.

  • Marty's eccentric old aunt, Clara, unaware of his death, comes to the agency, seeking a bodyguard to accompany her to the roulette tables of Monte Carlo where she hopes to put into practice her foolproof winning system. Jeff and Jeannie go with her and she wins a fortune but two gangs, one British, one French, are after her secret and steal her 'little red book' though this proves to be worthless as her system is in her head. When heavies abduct Jean, the best way to save her seems to be to show that Clara can lose as well as win, requiring Marty to 'doctor' the ...

  • Once again Jeff is hired as a fall guy to take the rap for a murder. In this case the guilty parties are Susan Lang and her lover Corder. Susan hires Jeff to tail her two-timing husband Paul, but then Paul gets murdered. Jeff is arrested yet again but released whereupon Susan and Corder abduct him at gunpoint and take him to a quarry to kill him Fortunately for him, Marty rescues him, having enlisted the aid of other ghosts.

  • 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.

  • Private eyes Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are gathering information to allow Fay Sorrensen to divorce her cheating husband but he murders her and makes it look like a heart attack. Marty is suspicious but is killed by a hit-and-run driver before he can prove that Sorrensen is a murderer. His white-suited ghost gets Jeff to meet him at his grave in the cemetery and they expose the murderer between them. However, Marty has been out of his grave beyond the dawn and must wander the Earth as a ghost for the next century, though only Jeff can see him.

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