Columbo owes its success as much to the wonderfully cast and charismatic killers as it does to the enduring greatness of Peter Falk. But which of the show’s murderers is the ultimate fan favourite? I’ll leave that up to you to decide…
Despite the Lieutenant’s unmatched deductive prowess, there’s no way all of his arrests will have led to convictions. Here I consider 10 high-profile Columbo killers who would absolutely, positively not be going to jail – even though they’re guilty as sin.
The line-up of Columbo killers makes for the very best sort of rogues’ gallery, with everyone from college kids to lovable grandmas represented. But have you ever stopped to think who your absolute favourite Columbo killers are? That’s the journey of discovery I’ve been on here.
Over a period of 23 years, six killers had the chance to extinguish Lieutenant Columbo’s life force – either in the heat of the moment or as a premeditated act. Can’t remember them all? Then here’s a short overview of the six times Columbo diced with death…
You want absolutely unscientific predictions on which Columbo killers would’ve been found guilty in court? You got ’em right here!
Former US prosecutor Rich Weill gives some expert insight on what would need to happen in court for Columbo’s cases to conclude with a conviction of guilt.
If you like a bit of eye candy when you’re watching Columbo, get ready to phwoooar away to your heart’s content as we consider the show’s most devilishly handsome hombres.