Original UK airdate: 21 September 1969.
Whoooo! Whoooo! Something spooky in the Film Bin Vault lurks, a fan commentary perhaps? Or a spectre? Mwahahahahahahah! This time on Film Bin Commentaries, Rich and Oli present their fan commentary for the first episode of the legendary ITC show 'Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)'. Yes, a television show about a detective duo, one of whom is dead!
It'a a fascinating series, one that totally perfected the jump cut of ghost Marty teleporting, and one built around the unprepossessing character of detective Jeff Randall, as played by the indomitably wonderful Mike Pratt. Never was there a more average looking bloke than Mike Pratt, and he worked perfectly in the role.
Listen in as the Film Bin crew chatter on about the cast, the 'Indiana Jones' connection, the bizarre tactics of inner city London assassins, and the wonders of 1960s decor. Also, that was mightily admirable progressive casting to put Dolores Mantez in such a prominant role. Well done, 1968 production staff! Now, if only Jeff's flat made more sense, and Jeannie 'The Widow' Hopkirk could have had more to do in the series...
We were paused at black at 00:00 of the video track for this episode, on our region 2 PAL dvds. For more fan commentaries for films and television from around the world, check out www.zarban.com, Zarban's House Of Commentaries. Zarban wears a lot of white. We will say no more. Make of that what you will.
Recorded: 21 January 2015.