Season 5

Columbo Last Salute Fred Draper

Trying to salvage Last Salute to the Commodore

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Playwright, lawyer and former US prosecutor Rich Weill is back in this guest post, offering us an alternative ending to the much-maligned Last Salute to the Commodore. Can it salvage one of the least popular Columbo episodes? Take a look…

Columbo Identity Crisis

Episode review: Columbo Identity Crisis

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Columbo colossus Patrick McGoohan was back to leave another indelible mark on the series on November 2, 1975, as the show’s fifth season reached its halfway stage in the shape of Identity Crisis. After a comparatively lacklustre season up to now, can the presence of McGoohan elevate this to Columbo’s top table? Let’s see…

Episode review: Columbo A Case of Immunity

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The shady world of Middle Eastern political skulduggery was front and centre for Columbo fans on October 12, 1975, as A Case of  Immunity first aired. Is it the televisual equivalent of a VIP invite to a Suari Legation garden party, or is it more of a night at home reading Arabian Nights? Let’s take a closer look…