Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969)

Season 1 Episode 4

Never Trust a Ghost

Aired Sunday 7:30 PM Oct 12, 1969 on ITV
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Never Trust a Ghost
A government employee, James Howarth, is murdered in his home. "There were no witnesses", the murderer boasts. But there WAS a witness: Marty Hopkirk. Trouble arises when Marty convinces Jeff to investigate. He finds the "murdered" man very much alive -- and upset. Marty stays on the case, but every time he convinces Jeff that something is wrong Jeff finds things completely different than the way Marty described it. Jeff can only conclude that Marty is hallucinating -- if that's possible for a ghost.moreless

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    Peter Vaughan

    Peter Vaughan

    James Howarth

    Guest Star

    Caroline Blakiston

    Caroline Blakiston

    Karen Howarth

    Guest Star

    Donald Morley

    Donald Morley

    Inspector Clayton

    Guest Star

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    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (4)

      • TRIVIA: The Ravi Shankar album facing the camera next to Jeff's phonograph, Ravi Shankar in New York, actually belonged to Mike Pratt. Ravi Shankar may be the best-known sitar player in the world thanks to a pupil of his in the 1960s: Beatle George Harrison.

      • GOOF: When Jean is in the office at her typewriter, the paper is flat. After Marty appears the paper is standing straight up.

      • GOOF: When Jeff calls Jean to wake her up, her alarm clock has the time as about 1:20 a.m. However, when Jean drives to Jeff's apartment, it's light outside.

      • GOOF: When Marty is in the basement looking for the bodies, his expression changes and he gulps when he sees the bodies. When the camera angle changes, it shows him changing facial expressions and gulping again.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Jeff: I don't want to know, Marty.
        Marty: But it explains everything! Why the woman was covering up, why she called the police...
        Jeff: I don't care if it explains why the Marie Celeste was abandoned by all hands in a calm sea! I still don't want to know!

      • Jeff: I'm working on a case I know you'd be interested in.
        Inspector Clayton: Randall, at the moment, there's only I would willingly handle. Murder -- your murder.

      • Dr. Plevitt: Hot.
        Marty: Cold.
        Dr. Plevitt: Up.
        Marty: Down.
        Dr. Plevitt: Wife.
        Marty: Husband.
        Dr. Plevitt: Knife.
        Marty: Fork.
        Dr. Plevitt: Day.
        Marty: Night.
        Dr. Plevitt: Me.
        Marty: You.
        Dr. Plevitt: Big.
        Marty: Small.
        Dr. Plevitt: (impressed with Marty's quickness in word association) Remarkable!
        Marty: Fantastic.

      • Dr. Plevitt (boasting about his expertise on ghosts): My dear fellow, you must take my word for it. I am fully qualified, you know.
        Marty: Not half as qualified as I am!

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    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Jeff: He's one of the bowler hat brigade.

        The "bowler hat brigade" is an old term for men who work in certain professions and locales around London, similar to the American term "white collar worker."

      • Jeff: I don't care if it explains why the Marie Celeste was abandoned by all hands in a calm sea!

        The Mary Celeste was a U.S. boat that washed ashore, abandoned, in 1872. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a short story about the incident in which he changed the ship's name to the Marie Celeste.