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?
Are these the 10 best Columbo episodes of all time? I certainly think so. Is your favourite here?
How Theo Bikel’s performance as Oliver Brandt in Columbo Bye-Bye Sky High IQ Murder Case was the genesis of my love for the show.
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…?