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Buffy Duo To Exhume Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased)

Classic British spook show could be heading for US Syfy

Not content with remaking current British telefantasy like Being Human, Syfy US is now raiding the archives for Trans-Atlantic makeovers. According to Entertainment Weekly , Buffy writing duo Jane Espenson and Drew Z Greenberg are writing a pilot for a potential resurrection of ’60s (and noughties) ghost detective show, Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased) . Syfy nabbed rights last May from ITV.

The ’60s version of the show came from the ITC hit factory, and starred Mike Pratt and Kenneth Cope as a pair of detectives, Jeff Randall and Marty Hopkirk. But this was a buddy cop show with a difference – Hopkirk was a ghost. The series was resurrected on BBC1 in 2000, with Vic Reeves as the white-suited ghost Marty Hopkirk, and Bob Mortimer as his living partner in crime-busting, Jeff Randall (it co-starred Tom Baker and Emelia Fox).