Marty Hopkirk - Deceased detective on the
British syndicated detective comedy MY PARTNER THE GHOST (RANDALL & HOPKIRK
The series told the story of private eye, Marty Hopkirk (Kenneth Cope) who
died in a hit and run accident while on a case and then returned to his living
partner, Jeff Randall (Mike Pratt) who was the only one who could see him.
Being a new ghost Marty 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."
Jeff Randall, Marty & his
From time to time Marty came to the rescue of his wife, Jeannie who was held
as hostage and fell prey to an escaped convict who sought revenge on Marty.
Meanwhile, Marty is on hand to help Jeff expose a phony medium or be a bodyguard
for beauty contestants. When he needed to, Marty was able to move objects via
In 2000, a remake of the original series starred Vic Reeves as Marty Hopkirk;
Bob Mortimer as Jeff Randall; Tom Baker as Prof. Wyvern and Emilia Fox as
Jeannie. Their offices were located in the Cope House. (named after Kenneth Cope
who played Marty in the first series).
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