Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), Set 1
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I feared watching this might spoil my memories. Fortunately I find I had fine taste as a youngster, because this show was very enjoyable as an adult. This time around it seemed less eerie, and was more nostalgic, campy fun.
This is the story of a pair of detectives, Jeff and Marty, one of whom is murdered on a case. Thankfully the only sad part in the series happens right away. Marty promptly returns to help Jeff, and also keep an eye on his widow Jeannie, now working in the office with Jeff. Naturally part of the fun is that only Jeff can see Marty (with a couple rare exceptions).
The premise holds up, thanks to actors who seem to have just the right touch, and the show is as entertaining as it sounds.
The stories are all pretty light, even when murder is involved. The plots are kind of small-potato Avengeresque. A plotting, sinister, bad-guy taking over an inheritance, rather than a mad/sinister agency attempting to take over the world.
The fact that one of the private detectives is a ghost leaves an anything-can-happen feel. While a lot of far-out adventures occur, it never goes beyond the great-beyond for supernatural storylines. In other words, they don't get into sci-fi (aliens), or horror movie type(vampires) plots. It happily sticks to a private-eye mystery show with a fun twist.
I enjoyed this as much as when I caught some Ellery Queen and Banacek re-runs a few years back (other long-lost childhood detective heroes).
I have seen this was released in England as an entire set of 26 episodes. We know the next 13 are out there, so come on A&E, put them out already.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wonderful show.. but very poor DVD mastering from A&E. The tapes they used to make the DVDs from were good.. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Wayland Strickland
I gave this to my twin sister as a gift. She and I watched this on the telly (alright, were from the states-in San Jose,Ca) when it ran as "My Partner the Ghost". Read morePublished 20 months ago by Kellykid8
I loved the idea of coming back as a ghostly friend and aiding old partner/sleuth. This was a great show and very spooky, which for me it still is because it's within the idea of... Read morePublished 24 months ago by A. Stuart
This was a great set. It brings back so many memories. I used to watch this show before The Avengers when I was growing up. Thank you for this Set.Published on October 13, 2013 by Troy Taylor
I have been looking for this for years. If anyone knows where to get the second set please post it.Published on July 12, 2013 by nvsbldd1
My Mom and I watched this when it was called "My Partner the Ghost." I fell in love with this show! It's great seeing this again after all these years. Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by Yol
Randall and Hopkirk, Deceased is really great British entertainment. Unfortunately, only half of the series has been released in the Region 1 format. Very enjoyable though.Published on May 1, 2013 by Ralph Kramden
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