The success of Columbo is due in no small measure to the likability of a large proportion of its characters – even many murderers. Less frequent are those characters that make our skin crawl through their irritating words and actions. But who are the most annoying of them all?
You can’t beat a good Columbo ‘gotcha’, but not every episode packs a punch when it matters most. Here I consider the 10 least satisfying Columbo gotchas of the 70s. What do YOU think?
A homage to the British murder mysteries of the early 1900s, Dagger of the Mind has its fans. But for many others this is a bewildering, even ludicrous tale of murder and cover-up set against the backdrop of London’s theatrical scene. So just what are its best moments?
Columbo broke new ground on November 26 1972. For the first time ever the Lieutenant stepped outside his Los Angeles comfort zone and mixed it up with a bunch of stereoptype-tastic Brits on a work visit to Scotland Yard. Can ‘Leftenant’ Columbo cut the mustard in old London town? Let’s see…