When the Spirit Moves You

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"When the Spirit Moves You"
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) episode
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 16
Directed by Ray Austin
Written by Tony Williamson
Production code 16
Original air date 2 January 1970 (1970-01-02)
Guest appearance(s)
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"When the Spirit Moves You" is the sixteenth 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 2 January 1970 on ITV and was directed by Ray Austin.


Jeff becomes involved with a bumbling alcoholic conman named Bream and a stash of $125,000 of stolen bonds from the United States that a criminal racket are after. Jeff goes ahead with a deal to exchange the bonds that he and Bream have for $125,000 of the criminal racket's cash. When Jeff and Bream manage to double-cross them, they turn the tables and come within seconds of blowing up Jeff with the safe that he deposited the money in.


In this episode Marty finds that he is able to communicate with the alcoholic Bream (Anton Rodgers) but only when he is very drunk from whisky. This is also one of the first episodes where Marty physically threatens to haunt somebody as a traditional ghost would, in order to force him to give Jeff a helping hand.



Although the 16th episode in the series, That's How Murder Snowballs was the 13th episode to be shot, filmed between November 1968 and March 1969.[1]


  1. ^ "Programmes". Randallandhopkirk.org.uk. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 

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