He may not have appeared in any episodes, but that doesn’t stop Mark Dawidziak from being considered Columbo royalty. Here, the author of the critically acclaimed casebook The Columbo Phile, recalls his experiences of putting the book together as it celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Legendary Columbo commentator Mark Dawidziak, author of The Columbo Phile book, has published a fine tribute to the show to mark its 50th anniversary. Every fan ought to read it!
The big budget Etude in Black, the first episode of Columbo’s second season, was ‘event television’ in the truest sense – and remains many fans’ favourite episode. But just what are its absolute highlights? Here’s my take on Etude’s top 5 scenes…
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first airing of Prescription: Miurder, here’s a little bit about the origins of the Columbo character – and the actors who played him before Peter Falk.
Great news! A new biography of Peter Falk is out now, and should be considered essential reading for all Columbo fans.
I’ve chronicled a selection of super-cool Peter Falk / Columbo magazine covers and would LOVE to hear your thoughts on them. Many are rock-star cool…
Starring an irate Laurence Harvey, The Most Dangerous Match pits Lieutenant Columbo against a fiendish chess Grandmaster. How will he outsmart such a wily mind? Let’s see…
If you like a bit of eye candy when you’re watching Columbo, get ready to phwoooar away to your heart’s content as we consider the show’s most devilishly handsome hombres.
In a first for the Columbophile blog, regular reader Richard Weill – a playwright, lawyer and former US prosecutor – provides a very different perspective to my own on Columbo Dagger of the Mind.
A tribute to Columbo’s ‘Super-Six’ support stars Val Avery, Fred Draper, Vito Scotti, Bruce Kirby, John Finnegan and Mike Lally, who clocked up 60 appearances between them.