In-show references to Columbo’s previous cases are as rare as hen’s teeth, but they do occasionally surface. Here I chronicle the seven times we get a call back to the Lieutenant’s earlier adventures.
In what has become a charming annual tradition, in the middle of each year I fling open the proverbial doors to fellow Columbo fans and invite them to cast their votes for their single favourite episode. So for your viewing pleasure, here are fans’ top 10 Columbo episodes, as of August 2018. Is your fave here?
When it comes to casual boozing, Columbo was in a world of its own. In the 70s especially, pretty much every character seemed to have a glass in hand. And with that in mind I give you 10 terrific booze-fuelled Columbo moments to raise a glass to.
Chronicling the two Columbo episodes that were scripted but never made – including one penned by none other than Hollywood heavyweight director Brian De Palma.
The fashion police have rounded up some of Columbo’s worst dressed guest stars, and put them in the dock. Will a jury convict them for fashion crimes against humanity? Read on and find out.
Amidst an ocean of talent, three Columbo guest star killers loom large above all others: the great triumvirate of Jack Cassidy, Robert Culp and Patrick McGoohan. Who’s the best? You decide…
As well as the killers themselves, the supporting cast in many Columbo episodes was also world class. But who put in the very best support star guest appearances? Have a look at my thoughts…
I’m an unashamed Columbo purist. Give me a choice of any episode and I’d be diving straight into the 70s classics. In fact I’d watch almost any ‘classic’ Columbo outing before I delved into the ‘new’ ones. And by ‘new’, I mean any of the 24 episodes released on ABC between 1989 and 2003. If you’ve …
Are these the 10 best Columbo episodes of all time? I certainly think so. Is your favourite here?
At their very best, the Columbo ‘gotcha’ can have the audience fist-pumping and whooping with glee as the killer realises they’re history. Here’s what I think are the 10 very best examples. Do you agree…?