October 27, 1974 was a red-letter day in Columbo history: it was the day Patrick McGoohan made his series’ debut in By Dawn’s Early Light. Is it a full-blooded hero of an episode, or the televisual equivalent of a pathetic Boodle Boy? Read on, soldier!
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?
There’s barely a Columbo fan alive who doesn’t love the painting of the Lieutenant from Murder, A Self Portrait. And you can now get a print version of it for your own humble home! Hashtag winning!
It’s a question that has taxed fans for decades: did Lieutenant Columbo have only one eye like his alter ego Peter Falk? Let’s weigh up the evidence…
Casting the lovable Dick Van Dyke as a cold-hearted killer in Negative Reaction seemed something of a risky move, on paper at least. Can the comic performer convince in the role? Let’s find out…
Considering the reasons why Columbo remains an enjoyable and important viewing experience today, more than 50 years after it first aired.
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?