"Before the sun shall rise" - The British
syndicated detective comedy MY PARTNER THE GHOST (RANDALL & HOPKIRK
DECEASED)/ATV/1969-70 told the story of private eye, Marty Hopkirk (Kenneth
Cope) who died and then returned to his living partner Jeff Randall (Mike
Pratt). Being a new ghost he broke all the basic rules of ghostdom. Consequently
he was cursed to remain on Earth for one hundred years. His curse read:
"Before the sun shall rise on you, each ghost unto his grave must go.
Cursed the ghost who dares to stay and face the awful light of day. He shall
not to the grave return until a hundred years be gone."