Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
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. At least two minor characters were able to see and hear him in separate episodes however.
ITC Entertainment produced a single series of 26 episodes during 1968 and 1969, which was aired between September 1969 and March 1970. The pilot episode was originally broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom on Friday 19 September 1969 on ATV Midlands. LWT broadcast the pilot on 21 September 1969.
The series was remade in 2000 as Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased), which starred British comedy duo Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.
On 10 May 2010 the SyFy Channel announced that it had secured the rights to Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) and were looking to develop a pilot.