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Columbo: Murder by the Book (S1EP1 NBC 15 Sep 1971, with Jack Cassidy)



Murder by the Book: One member of a mystery-writing-team decides to kill his more talented partner when the better writer decides to go solo.

The first episode of Columbo – directed by Steven Spielberg and from a script by Steven Bochco.

Peter Falk as Columbo
Jack Cassidy as Ken Franklin
Barbara Colby as Lilly La Sanka
Bernie Kuby as Mike Tucker
Haven Earle Haley as Second Reporter
Martin Milner as Jim Ferris
Hoke Howell as Sergeant
Rosemary Forsyth as Joanna Ferris
Lynette Mettey as Gloria Jr.

Steven Spielberg as Director
Steven Bochco as Writer

Airdate: Wednesday 15 September 1971 on NBC.

Season 1 Episode 1