Friday, 13 May 2011

Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)

‘Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased)’ was not a success when broadcast in 1969 and 1970, although it later proved itself a favourite in syndication.

ITC’s only supernatural / comedy / action series is, as you might expect, a strange show,  and is underpinned by an all pervading atmosphere of melancholy. It is, after all, a story where one of the main protagonists (Hopkirk) is dead and, worse than that, condemned to wander the earth for a hundred years with only his business partner (Randall) to talk to. As I watch I always find myself wondering what will happen when Jeff Randall dies, or when Marty’s widow Jeannie re-marries? What if Jeannie marries Jeff? & where does Marty go when he’s not in ‘our’ world? It’s pretty depressing when you think about it.


  1. Love the blog and the article in the mat pringle 'film one' Must watch again !

  2. Ah, thanks. I've forgotten to promote the zine, so I'll get onto that. Glad you liked it!

  3. Hopefully going to order one (film one) tomorrow. As for Randell & Hopkirk, saw a few not so long ago. Still really enjoyed it. The music is as good as I remember.