Fade In To Murder

Episode review: Columbo Fade in to Murder

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In-jokes abound greeted viewers for the opening episode of Columbo’s sixth season, as the world’s leading TV detective investigated a murder carried out by… the world’s leading TV detective in the meta-tastic Fade in to Murder. Let’s see if it’s any cop…

Peter Falk Martin Landau

The Columbo stars we lost in 2017

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With every year that passes, the pool of Columbo supporting stars gradually diminishes, and 2017 was no different. Here I pay tribute to the Columbo guest stars we said ‘bon voyage’ to over the past 12 months.

Top 10 most sympathetic Columbo killers

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Many Columbo killers were vile toads who deserved their comeuppance, but not all. In some instances, we can understand why they were driven to murder. We might even like them and root for them. But which are the most worthy of our sympathy?

Ken Franklin

Columbo’s most high-profile cases

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Columbo has bested some of he greatest criminal minds of his generation. But beyond that, he’s also brought down some of America’s highest profile and most-loved personalities. Here I consider what would rank as his most sensational cases.