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Rentaghost (1976–1984)

TV Series | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Harold and Ethel Meaker live in South Ealing and run 'Rentaghost' where they rent ghosts out to the public. Over the years many ghosts came and went but the main Rentaghost crew consisted of - Timothy Claypole - A jester at the court of ...See moreHarold and Ethel Meaker live in South Ealing and run 'Rentaghost' where they rent ghosts out to the public. Over the years many ghosts came and went but the main Rentaghost crew consisted of - Timothy Claypole - A jester at the court of Queen Matilda (The Dreaded Tyrant of the Twelfth Century) Hazel the McWitch - The ghost of a Scottish witch who was recruited during the rentapotion venture Nadia Popov - A Dutch ghost who still suffered from hayfever and had a habit of 'popping off' whenever she saw a flower Fred Mumford - Originally founded Rentaghost after becoming a ghost in a shipping accident six months previously and runs the business for a short time. Hubert Davenport - A distinguished Victorian gentleman. The Meaker's next door neighbours, Rose and Arthur Perkins, were convinced that the Meaker's were a pair of nutters and hired a private detective then tried to get a psychiatrist to convince them that they needed treatment. Harold Meaker - Originally the spooks landlord but later took over the business when Fred Mumford couldn't keep up with the rent. Ethel Meaker - Harold's wife who fancies herself as a bit of a singer. Written by Timothy C See less
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Updated Jan 6, 1976

Release date (First episode)
Jan 6, 1976 (United Kingdom)

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74 cast members
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Michael Staniforth
Timothy Claypole Timothy Claypole   See fewer
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Edward Brayshaw
Harold Meaker / Mr. Meaker Harold Meaker / Mr. Meaker   See fewer
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Ann Emery
Ethel Meaker Ethel Meaker   See fewer
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William Perrie
Pantomime Horse Dobbin Pantomime Horse Dobbin   See fewer
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Molly Weir
Hazel the McWitch Hazel the McWitch   See fewer
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Hal Dyer
Rose Perkins Rose Perkins   See fewer
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Jeffrey Segal
Arthur Perkins Arthur Perkins   See fewer
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John Asquith
Pantomime Horse Dobbin Pantomime Horse Dobbin   See fewer
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Anthony Jackson
Fred Mumford Fred Mumford   See fewer
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Michael Darbyshire
Hubert Davenport Hubert Davenport   See fewer
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Sue Nicholls
Nadia Popov Nadia Popov   See fewer
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Betty Alberge
Mrs. Mumford Mrs. Mumford   See fewer
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John Dawson
Mr. Mumford Mr. Mumford   See fewer
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Christopher Biggins
Adam Painting Adam Painting   See fewer
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Lynda La Plante
Tamara Novek Tamara Novek   See fewer
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Aimi MacDonald
Suzi Starlight Suzi Starlight   See fewer
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Jana Shelden
Catastrophe Kate / Catastraphe Kate Catastrophe Kate / Catastraphe Kate   See fewer
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Vincent White
Bernie St John Bernie St John   See fewer
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Geoffrey Russell
McSprite / Abanazar / Bank manager McSprite / Abanazar / Bank manager   See fewer
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Tim Stern
Frank Soames Frank Soames   See fewer
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Paddie O'Neil
Queen Matilda / Mrs. Bottomley Queen Matilda / Mrs. Bottomley   See fewer
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Elisabeth Day
Mama Davenport Mama Davenport   See fewer
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James Greene
Newsreader / TV Weatherman Newsreader / TV Weatherman   See fewer
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Robert East
Dr. Newman / Waiter Dr. Newman / Waiter   See fewer
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Nigel Greaves
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Peter Mackriel
Bartlett Bartlett   See fewer
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Ian Collier
Maltby Maltby   See fewer
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James Warwick
Seymour Seymour   See fewer
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John Harvey
Dr. Theodore Springveldt Dr. Theodore Springveldt   See fewer
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Ishaq Bux
Ali Hakim Ali Hakim   See fewer
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Barry Stevens
Squatter Squatter   See fewer
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Richard Owens
P.C. Rigby P.C. Rigby   See fewer
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Virginia Moore
Squatter Squatter   See fewer
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Jane Egan
Marjorie Marjorie   See fewer
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Anthony Smee
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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John Oxley
Police Sergeant Police Sergeant   See fewer
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Geoffrey Leesley
Police Constable Police Constable   See fewer
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Roland A. Wallens
Pantomime Horse Pantomime Horse   See fewer
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Patsy Smart
Aunt Mable Aunt Mable   See fewer
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Stephen Calcutt
Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci   See fewer
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Johnnie Clayton
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare   See fewer
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Eric Deacon
Beethoven Beethoven   See fewer
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Laurel Ford
Sister Sister   See fewer
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Dudley Jones
Uncle Arthur Uncle Arthur   See fewer
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Sam Kelly
Mr. Amery Mr. Amery   See fewer
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Timothy Kightley
BBC Newsreader BBC Newsreader   See fewer
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Maggy Maxwell
Matron Matron   See fewer
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Frank Mills
Cedric J. Fosdyke Cedric J. Fosdyke   See fewer
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Charles Pemberton
Police Constable Police Constable   See fewer
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John Rolfe
Mr. Green Mr. Green   See fewer
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John Rye
Lord Busby Lord Busby   See fewer
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Suzy Mandel
Party Guest Party Guest   See fewer
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James Muir
Party Guest Party Guest   See fewer
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Malcolm Rennie
Police Constable Police Constable   See fewer
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Norma Dunbar
Secretary Secretary   See fewer
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Bunny Reed
The Boxer The Boxer   See fewer
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Newsreader Newsreader   See fewer
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Lee Harold
Skater Skater   See fewer
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Skater Skater   See fewer
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Mr. Bottomley Mr. Bottomley   See fewer
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John Pennington
Mr. McNulty Mr. McNulty   See fewer
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Tony Caunter
Jackson Jackson   See fewer
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Whatsisname Smith Whatsisname Smith   See fewer
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Earl Perivale Earl Perivale   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 407 votes