The Best Episodes Directed by Cyril Frankel

Vendetta for a Dead Man

#1 - Vendetta for a Dead Man

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969) Season 1 - Episode 24

Eric Jansen breaks out of the psychiatric unit of prison shortly before the anniversary of his arrest with vengeance on his mind. One problem, though: the man responsible for putting him behind bars, Marty Hopkirk, is already dead. Jansen decides that someone named ""Hopkirk"" is going to pay, so he sets his sights on killing Marty's widow, Jean.

star 8.67
3 votes
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Somebody Just Walked Over My Grave

#2 - Somebody Just Walked Over My Grave

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969) Season 1 - Episode 17

Marty's headstone is knocked over, and Jeff is knocked out by a man dressed in 18th century attire when he goes to investigate. What does it have to do with a wealthy man and his agoraphobic son who live in a mansion next to the cemetery?

star 8.50
4 votes
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The Ghost Talks

#3 - The Ghost Talks

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969) Season 1 - Episode 21

Thanks to a broken leg, Jeff is a captive audience (in a hospital bed) while Marty recounts the greatest case the Randall and Hopkirk office ever handled, involving MI5, spies, and a list of British agents Marty was tricked into stealing from a defense minister's home.

star 8.50
4 votes
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The Trouble with Women

#4 - The Trouble with Women

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969) Season 1 - Episode 23

Jeff is on a ""cheating husband"" stake-out, his least favorite thing. A man is shot outside a club near where he is parked. After Jeff finishes talking to the police he returns to his office, where he meets a woman waiting to hire him. She claims the murdered man was mistaken for her husband. Jeff takes the case, then finds himself accused of murder when the woman's husband is found dead.

star 8.50
4 votes
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For the Girl Who Has Everything

#5 - For the Girl Who Has Everything

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969) Season 1 - Episode 12

Self-proclaimed ""ghost hunter"" James McAllister offers Jeff half the money he's making from millionaire Kim Wentworth to prove that her home, Crake Castle, is not haunted, even though McAllister claims to have seen the ghost. After Jeff and Marty join the case, McAllister turns up murdered.

star 8.25
4 votes
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The Long Sleep

#6 - The Long Sleep

UFO Season 1 - Episode 26

A woman awakens from a 10-year coma and begins telling the tale about her encounter with aliens while she and her boyfriend were high on drugs.

star 8.21
75 votes
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Timelash

#7 - Timelash

UFO Season 1 - Episode 18

While picking up Lt. Lake at the airport, Straker and Lake find that time has been frozen except for them. Sawdust hangs in mid-air, Lt. Ellis is frozen mid-word on a view screen, and one man is taunting them, apparently working for the aliens.

star 8.17
75 votes
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My Late Lamented Friend and Partner

#8 - My Late Lamented Friend and Partner

Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969) Season 1 - Episode 1

When private investigator Jeff Randall goes out of town after collecting evidence for a woman about her cheating husband, partner Marty Hopkirk takes his place to settle the account. While waiting to see the woman, she is killed in her bathtub by an assassin. Although her heart condition is blamed, Marty starts asking questions. Before he can tell Jeff his suspicions, Marty is killed intentionally by a hit-and-run driver. However, he returns as a ghost, visible only to Jeff, and together they search for the killers.

star 8.06
17 votes
Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40

#9 - Whoever Shot Poor George Oblique Stroke XR40

The Avengers Season 6 - Episode 6

Somebody is out to get super-computer George/XR40. He is shot, given false data, attacked with acid, and nearly gets his power supply cut. But until George works properly the name and nature of the culprits cannot be established.

star 7.12
64 votes