For the Girl Who Has Everything (Randall and Hopkirk Deceased)
|"For the Girl who Has Everything"|
|Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) episode|
|Episode no.||Season 1
|Directed by||Cyril Frankel|
|Written by||Donald James|
|Original air date||6 December 1969|
"For the Girl who Has Everything" is the twelfth episode of the popular 1969 ITC British television series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) starring Mike Pratt, Kenneth Cope and Annette Andre. The episode was first broadcast on 6 December 1969 on the ITV. Directed by Cyril Frankel. Starring Lois Maxwell
James McAllister (Freddie Jones), a ghost hunter, is hired (najať) by Kim Wentworth (Lois Maxwell), a wealthy (Bohtý) American to investigate (vyšetrovať) her home, Crake Castle, for paranormal activity. He requests (Požadovať) assistance from Jeff Randall, but is killed while on night watch at the castle. Randall and Hopkirk investigate, (Vyšetrujú) and Jeff becomes suspicious (Podozrievaví)when Kim Wentworth offers him a handsome (Pekný) sum to drop the investigation, which he rejects, much to the amazement of Jeannie.
It appears that McAllister has been killed by Kim's husband, Larry (Michael Coles), attempting to frighten Kim away so that he can leave and marry his attractive girlfriend Laura (Carol Cleveland), which Randall finds residing in Larry's "studio", a cosy cottage. Randall discovers that Kim is having an affair with her French toyboy butler, Jean-Claude (Paul Bertoya), and that he and Kim are responsible for McAlllister's death and that it is Jean-Claude who has been dressing up as a ghost. It is their plan to rid of her husband Larry, inherit and sell off the estate, and then leave the country together.
Jeff finds himself locked in a secret compartment, an old priesthole, located behind the bookcase in the castle library. Luckily, Marty befriends an elderly lady, Mrs Pleasance (Marjorie Rhodes), in the cafeteria in the nearby village who is able to see and hear him and with her help is able to rescue Randall.
- Mike Pratt as Jeff Randall
- Kenneth Cope as Marty Hopkirk
- Annette Andre as Jeannie Hopkirk
- Lois Maxwell as Kim Wentworth
- Marjorie Rhodes as Mrs. Pleasance
- Freddie Jones as James McAllister
- Michael Coles as Larry Wentworth
- Paul Bertoya as Jean-Claude
- Carol Cleveland as Laura Slade
- Eric Dodson as Vicar
- Carol Dilworth as Girl with Dog
- George Lee as Police Sergeant
- Basil Clarke as Coroner
The exterior to Kim Wentworth's home was shot at Hilfield Castle in Aldenham, Hertfordshire. The village scenes and tea shop exterior were shot at The Buttery on Village Road in Denham, Buckinghamshire. Laura Slade's cottage was shot on Slade Oak Lane, also in Denham. The episode was actually the third episode to be shot, shot in June–July 1968.
The following is an extract from Dennis Spooner's actual script outline for the scene and aftermath in which Marty discovers somebody other than Randall who can see him:
"Hopkirk is walking down Chelsea High Street battling his brains on how he can contact Randall again and give out a further clue he has acquired.
Hopkirk is always dressed in ghostly garb. A normal outfit of clothes, but every article a plain shade of pale green.
So deep is Hopkirk in thought that when an elderly, eccentric looking lady - very much of the living - says "Good morning" as he passes her, he has gone some yards before he realises the significance.
Hopkirk dashes back. "You can see me - and I'm a ghost!"
The lady nods. It appears she always has been somewhat psychic. Hopkirk's joy knows no bounds. At last an end to all his problems. He succeeds in persuading the lady to telephone Randall, and to pass on the information.
Later in the office, Hopkirk is explaining to Randall (not that he can actually hear a word) that everything from now on will be plain sailing. Randall will get the cases, Hopkirk will find the clues and pass the information on through his new good friend.
Then - horrors - through the wall comes the lady - totally dressed in a pale green ghostly outfit. It transpires that she has called to say goodbye... she always meant to get those steps in the kitchen fixed, but, alas, too late..."