Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased) The Re-Make, 2000
How could you mess with a cult classic? Well the BBC did and made quite a good job of it. In 2000 Randall and Hopkirk returned to our screens on a Saturday night and on BBC.
In this version comedians Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer play the detectives and are very good. The series has a darker feel to it than the original. In the new version Marty enlists help in adjusting to his new existence by a spirit guide in the form of Professor Wyvern.
The BBC remake ran for thirteen episodes over two series between 2000 and 2001.
A series that has not benefitted from regular repeats, if you’ve never seen it it’s worth checking out.
Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk are partners in a detective agency/security firm. When Marty is killed in a car accident, he returns as a ghost to help his old partner and widow Jeanie, solve cases.
Only Randall can see his dead partner, though Marty is able to move objects through supernatural means.
Jeff Randall – Bob Mortimer
Marty Hopkirk – Vic Reeves
Jeannie Hopkirk – Emilia Fox
Charlie Higson – Bulstrode
Tom Baker – Professor Wyverne
Charlie Higson (11 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jeremy Dyson (2 episodes, 2001)
Mark Gatiss (2 episodes, 2001)
Gareth Roberts (2 episodes, 2001)
Original Transmission Dates: 18th March 2000 – 10th November 2001