TV Columbo (NBC 1971-1996, Peter Falk) Published 3 years ago on August 16, 2016 Columbo was a pretty intelligent detective drama initially broadcast as part of the NBC Mystery Movie series about disheveled, raincoat wearing, go it alone Lt Columbo. Columbo had an unusual premise for a tec show, we (the viewers) saw who committed the murder right from the beginning with Lt Columbo somehow always knowing who the guilty partty was but somehow having to use his skills and persistence to work out how the deed was done. Columbo was married to Kate but she was never seen (although there was a cheeky spin off called Kate Loves A Mystery using this character). Columbo drove a run down Peugeot and had a basset hound called Dog. Bing Crosby and Lee J. Cobb were both offered the chance to play the role but the character was actually first seen on screen played by Arthur Freed in a 1961 edition of Sunday Mystery Hour. Directors on the early editions included both Steven Spielberg and Jonathan Demme. Apparently the inspiration for the character was Petrovich from Feodor Dostoyevsky’s mammoth novel Crime and Punishment production details USA / NBC – Universal – ABC ‘Mystery Movie’ / x90/120 minute episodes / Broadcast 1971-1977 and 1989-1990 and 1996 Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link / Executive Producers: Richard Levinson, William Link, Roland Kibbee, Dean Hargrove, Richard Alan Simmons cast PETER FALK as Lt Columbo Bing CrosbyCrime And MysteryLee J. CobbPeter FalkRichard LevinsonRoland KibbeeTVWilliam Link Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV24 hours ago This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (ITV 2000, Alun Armstrong, Richard Ridings) Period crime drama serial. The story behind Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield’s tracking down of the evil incarnate that is... TV24 hours ago The Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story (BBC-1 1999, Ronnie Barker, Victoria Wood) A five minute trailer made by the BBC to celebrate their comedy output, with over 40 of the biggest names... TV24 hours ago The Frost Report (BBC-1 1966, David Frost, John Cleese) Sketch based series hosted by David Frost and broadcast live. Each episode looked at a different topic including the famous... TV24 hours ago Broaden Your Mind (BBC-2 1968, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor) Sketch series tackling many different subjects and billing itself as an Encyclopedia of the Air. The big name writers on... TV24 hours ago Monroe (ITV1 2011, James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish) Medical drama series Monroe (which comes from the pen of the always excellent Peter Bowker) follows neuro surgeon Gabriel Monroe... search EPISODES Episodes2 days ago Elementary: The Further Adventures (Season 7 Premieres CBS Thurs 23 May 2019) The Further Adventures: Holmes and Watson’s new careers as consultants for Scotland Yard in London take them inside the tabloid... Episodes2 days ago The Name of the Rose Premieres Thurs 23 May on Sundance Opening with a double bill of episodes, The Name of the Rose is based on Umberto Eco’s highly acclaimed novel... Episodes2 days ago This is Farrah Fawcett Special airs Thurs 23 May on ABC ABC News presents a two-hour prime-time special on America’s golden girl Farrah Fawcett. From that iconic red bathing suit poster... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago Shazam! | 2019 | Zachary Levi, Asher Angel A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.... Movies2 months ago Dumbo | 2019 | Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans... Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.