My Partner the Ghost


Ah, the aging process and the romanticisation of your youth. Was some TV then really great or was I young and being selective about a few things? Whatever, I did like Randall & Hopkirk Deceased.

For those who were too young, the premise was “Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), first transmitted during 1969 and 1970, is a British private detective television series starring Mike Pratt and Kenneth Cope as the private detectives Jeffrey Randall and Martin Hopkirk, respectively. The series was originally created by Dennis Spooner and produced by Monty Berman. When it was transmitted in the United States, it was given the title My Partner the Ghost. In the initial episode Hopkirk was murdered during an investigation, but returned as a ghost. Randall was the only main character able to see or hear him.”

It’s the title of a track by Scheißegeld (Andy Dimmack – drums; Mike Scott – bass; Archie Hesslewood – guitar; Steve Cobby – keys & treatments) which has a louche downtempo feel. Free download.

The original theme

“Randall and Hopkirk Deceased titlecard” by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia –

~ by acidted on February 25, 2015.

3 Responses to “My Partner the Ghost”

  1. R & H was brilliant. Followed by The Big Match and roast dinner. Sundays were heaven!

  2. Spangles, spacehoppers, Raleigh choppers.

  3. Sheesh, that takes me back. I haven’t thought of this show for decades. 1969! I feel incredibly ancient now.

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