View full episodes

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Ja Lieutenant, viz theez television sets you can vatch two episodes at the same time!

Thanks to the official Columbo YouTube channel, HD versions of classic Columbo episodes can now be viewed in full online!

To view one of the available episodes, simply click on the relevant link in the list below. The channel started uploading full episodes in March 2018, albeit it not in chronological order.

NB – full episodes cannot be viewed in all countries, including UK, Canada, Italy and Germany. However, they work A-OK (or so I’m told) in US, Australia, Ireland, Spain and more. Worth giving them a go, that’s for sure!

Also, and very tediously, the full episodes seem to be live only for a limited time. A Friend in Deed, Suitable for Framing and A Stitch in Crime were up and have been removed. In fact the channel only seems to house 6 full episodes at any one time. Why? Beats me, but it’s frustrating.

To combat this, I’ve set up a YouTube channel of my own, which has several compilation playlists featuring:-

Full episodes on the Columbo YouTube channel

Season 1

Season 3

Season 4

Season 7

Happy viewing folks, and I do hope these episodes will bring you tonnes of pleasure!

And of course, I always recommend buying the whole series on DVD – you can’t go wrong!


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26 thoughts on “View full episodes

  1. I have most Columbo episodes. I will see if I can upload them here. I have Suitable for Framing. One of my all time favorites!

  2. When I go to Yahoo (yes, Yahoo) and type in “Columbo”, then click the “Video” column, it pulls up a bunch from dailymotion.com, archive.org, ok.ru, in addition to the youtube hosted ones. Some are shown backwards, which is no big deal when there isn’t text on the screen, some are dubbed in Russian, etc. I just watched “Deadly State of Mind” on archive.org, without commercial interruption and regular forward in what they call “HD”, clean picture and good audio, especially through my . The dailymotion.com episodes interrupt with these dreadful stills for globalist “Unicef”.

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  5. I use various “putlocker” sites to stream Columbo episodes. The only two episodes I have a hard time finding are Prescription: Murder and Ransom for a Dead Man. Do a Google search for “putlockers columbo” and you will find some links. You have to deal with a few pop ups, but once you get the hang of it it is quite easy to watch all episodes but the two I mentioned.

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  7. Years ago NetFlix featured a ton of Columbo episodes and I would watch them over and over when I wanted something to fall asleep to that wasn’t riddled with explosions, gunfire and people yelling. They were excellent stories, cool mysteries and, of course, featured them man himself, one of the all-time best TV detectives. I love Columbo because unlike his other TV detectives, he is not your typical jaded, cynical, anti-social brilliant detective but rather a caring, enthusiastic, perceptive and very skilled investigator. He put it best in ‘Try and Catch Me’ when he was put on the spot by Mitchel, the brilliant mystery writer at her luncheon in an attempt to trip him up. He told the group how much he loved his job and all the great people he got to meet in his line of work. The guise of incompetence and confusion he puts on for his suspects is a deceptively brilliant approach to sussing out the guilty and perfectly masks his true brilliance in the science of detection and is unique to his character. Some of his quotes regarding his job are classic. Like when asked why he is never seen around the office in one episode, he remarked that surprisingly little crime goes down at the police station. Love it. Another thing to love about the series is the fantastic array of vehicles featured throughout the run of the show, my favorite being Roddy Mcdowel’s Ferrari Daytona in the episode that featured him as a mad bomber of sorts who worked at some kind of chemical company. I could go on for pages about the wonderful aspects of this series and it is no surprise that it lasted as long as it did. Thanks for putting up these episodes. I look forward to more, especially later 1980’s seasons, of which I have seen very little of since watching them on actual TV when I was a kid.

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  9. Thanks for creating your blog! I am a HUGE Columbo fan and I watch the episodes on TV when they air. I watch them over and over and over again and enjoy them each time. I wish more episodes would be uploaded to Youtube.

    • So glad to hear this. I’ve been watching episodes there already
      I used to never watch him but I started watching Matlock and then started checking out episodes on Hallmark. Can’t wait until the Xmas season is over so they can start showing episodes again

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  11. After watching multiple showings on a Sunday via 5 USA i decided to go and get some of my own.And what the hell…managed to get entire first series for 3.50. And 3rd for 4.50. Well chuffed.Can watch them with no adverts. Thank you for this site.

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  13. Check out Peter Faulk’s billiant entrance and roats of Frank Sinatra if you haven’t seen it. Priceless!

  14. Good choice of episodes, excellent quality! One of my all time favorite shows! I’m an artist, so another personal favorite episode is season one’s ‘Suitable for Framing’. Brilliant ending!

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