Here’s a televisual treat for all fans of Lieutenant Columbo: an official Columbo YouTube channel packed with high quality, HD clips and full episodes!
I’d noticed a few new Columbo videos circulating in the second half of 2017 and had admired the high quality production values, crisp visuals and perfect sound. However, it wasn’t until this month that I discovered they’re all from the official Columbo channel!
The channel uploads a new video three times a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays), and these could be anything from legendary scenes, best-of compilation clips and 10-minute episode highlight summaries. They released the below 2-minute series overview to commemorate the show’s 50th anniversary in February 2018, which is very nicely done.
Most excitingly, the channel started uploading FULL EPISODES in early March! At time of writing, the available episodes are Murder by the Book and Death Lends a Hand, so it’s hopefully not too much of a stretch to think they’ll all eventually be available for eager viewers to enjoy at their leisure. What a treat! This could also be a boon for the #ColumboTV monthly live-tweet events.
NB – I have been informed by at least one UK fan that the full episodes are not viewable there. This may be true for other jurisdictions, too.
“Most excitingly, the channel started uploading FULL EPISODES in early March! What a treat!”
Needless to say, if you love Columbo this is a video channel you should spend a good deal of quality time on and subscribe to straight away! In a little over 6 months it’s only accrued a little over 1,000,000 views, suggesting that a great many fans have been oblivious to its existence, just as I was. I’m sure between us we can ramp this up and see the channel enjoying the success it deserves.
Need convincing of the quality? Then revel in the HD glory of one of Columbo‘s greatest ever scenes: the Lieutenant out-witting Santini live on stage in Now You See Him.
Let me know what you think of this new channel in the comments section below!