It’s hard to believe that we’ve already reached the final volume of Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased). This sixth installment presents the final five episodes (in production order), and comes complete with a flat-packed carton to house the complete series: making it an essential purchase to round off your Blu-ray set.
In this final outing, Jeff and Marty’s investigations land them in a haunted house, a Monte Carlo casino, and in the middle of a feud between a notorious gangster and his ghostly rival. Watch out as well for Marty Hopkirk’s only earthbound (and dark-suited) investigation, told in flashback to a bedridden Jeff (the story was altered at the last minute to accommodate the real-life incapacity of Mike Pratt – who had broken both legs in a fall).
It’s said that, on the final day of shooting, at a waterside location, Kenneth Cope, who had been careful not to get dirt on the pristine white suit he wore in his role as Marty, took great delight in jumping in the drink, fully clothed once the last take was in the can.