Who is Columbophile?
I am a Columbo super-fan, expert and influencer who loves the character of Lieutenant Columbo and the charm brought to the role by Peter Falk.
My first foray into the online Columbo community came when I started the @columbophile account on Twitter in 2011. I was delighted by the positive response, and the enduring love the world still has for the show. The rest has grown from there.
When I’m not watching the show, or adding pics to the Columbophile Instagram page, or adding to this blog, or reading Columbo books, or expanding my collection of Columbo memorabilia, or updating the Columbophile Facebook page, or walking my basset hound, I live a quiet life with my family in Australia.
Relatively few people in Oz are aware of the greatness of the program, which is why social media has been such a revelation in enabling contact with fans across the world. If you’re a fan of Columbo, or of Peter Falk in general, I’d love to hear from you! I hope you enjoy this site, and I’m always happy to receive feedback – as long as you don’t use language that would upset Mrs Columbo. She cries easily, you know…
As well as through the social media links above, you can always leave comments on any page of the blog and I’ll pick them up in due course.
If you’ve got ideas for future articles, or if you have any Columbo-related products (e.g. t-shirts, prints, bags, mugs) you’d like to make me aware of in a less open forum you can also email me directly.
I quit the day job in early 2019 to spend more time on a range of creative projects – chiefly my Columbo activities. If you could find it in your heart to support my endeavours via a small donation at my Buy Me a Coffee page, I’ll be eternally grateful. It will help fund site upgrades and allow me to access software and apps to help me produce better Columbo content.
Lovable backers to date: Faye (who, as my first pledger, will forever maintain a place in my heart); George S; Jennifer Robinson; Booker; Juan; Jan; Anonymous 10-coffee buyer (I love you); Nurn; Krister Wendelborg; Shannon Dizoglio; Ade; Peter Q; Julien Dury; Paul; VL; pking; Claire; Siobhan Marlow; Jane; Carl; Richard Harkness (multiple donator, you lovely chap!); Stripy the Cat; Booker; @BoxDaveB; William Madden; Tara (box5angel); Jennifer Hollady; Mark Harrison; Juan; Cristi; Marie; Sally; Captain Chuck; Booker (same Booker as before?); Sean Quinn; Ed Porben (multiple donator – thanks Ed!); Bryan Edwards; Debra Zyla; VA Investor; Lyn; Sara; Andrew Oliva; Rod Sieger; Trish; David B; Jennifer; MrsD47; Scott Schada; Joyce M; Zara; 1st Housewife & 1st Husband of Hove; William Madden; Donna in Illinois; Jeni; Jim Vanhooler; Martin; Patricia Schott; Peter; @angelynng; Wendy; BlueGinhm; Angela Leverenz; George Gaddie; Sara; Debbie; Diane Berl; Erod; Katherine Brown; Nancy; @ClassicVW54; Eric Henderson; Andrew Oliva; David Blane; tmh8; Mónika Cserba; @mylifeasliz64; @colinb66; koalaFlowers; Stephen Carey; Benjamin Henry Timpson; @GentlemanNikki; Lisa Battisti; Sgleason81; Mike Browne; Patty Williams; Simon; Christyne Berzsenyi; Joanna Guthrie; post@gams; James Dick; Gary L Hickey; John Notte; Yann; Marissa Adams; Anthony Marshall; Butch Clown; Bonnie Stoller;
Thanks, too, to the many anonymous donators, whom I still love despite not knowing who you are…