Have you ever seen the old noir film DOA? It’s from 1950, and opens with probably one of the cleverest openings in cinema. The protagonist would like to report a murder: his own. But what if he had died in the murder? What if he was solving his own murder from beyond the grave?

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That was the premise of the first epsiode of Randall and Hopkirk (deceased). Private detective Marty Hopkirk (Kenneth Cope) is a victim of a hit-and-run, in an attempt by the criminals to cover up their misdeeds, and decides that the only way is to haunt his former partner, Jeff Randall (played by Mike Pratt, who is also famous for writing Tommy Steele’s hit “Little White Bull”).

Marty has some suitably ghostly powers: he can generate wind storms by blowing, can break glass through mind power, and Read more