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Just one more think – the psychology of Columbo

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In this blog’s quest to provide Columbo fans with thought-provoking deep cuts into the show, this guest post is an item to treasure. Here, Glenn Stewart lays out the hows, whys and whens of Columbo’s modus operandi, the leverage he gains from it and the science behind it.

My top 10 favourite Columbo killers

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The line-up of Columbo killers makes for the very best sort of rogues’ gallery, with everyone from college kids to lovable grandmas represented. But have you ever stopped to think who your absolute favourite Columbo killers are? That’s the journey of discovery I’ve been on here.

Columbo top 10 episodes as voted by the fans: 2018 edition

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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?

10 great booze-fuelled Columbo moments

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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.

Columbo’s Oscars pedigree

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No silver screen accolade is more coveted than the Academy Award. And the stars of Columbo, both from in front of and behind the camera, have a shedload of Oscars between them – as well as nominations galore. Have a look here at Columbo’s Oscars pedigree. You might be surprised…

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Can anyone solve this real-life Columbo mystery?

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Every episode of Columbo features a mystery. But there’s a real-life Columbo mystery that remains unresolved more than 45 years on. Simply put: who is this beautiful actress who played a small but notable part in Suitable for Framing back in 1971?

Top 10 best Columbo gotchas

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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…?