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 Episodes13 hours ago House Hunters: Green Acres In Agoura Hills (S153EP2 HGTV Mon 25 Feb 2019) Green Acres In Agoura Hills: A single mother wants to relocate to a home in the city of Agoura Hills,... Episodes13 hours ago Maine Cabin Masters Season 3 Episode 11 airs Mon 25 Feb 2019 on DIY A family from Maine work together to save a historic cabin from the 1930s that was owned by a famous... Episodes13 hours ago The Good Doctor: Believe (S2EP16 ABC Mon 25 Feb 2019) Believe: The new chief of surgery, Dr. Jackson Han (Daniel Dae Kim), believes Dr. Shaun Murphy is a liability more... Episodes13 hours ago The Enemy Within Series Premieres Mon 25 Feb 2019 on NBC Pilot: Former CIA agent Erica Shepherd is now known as one of the most notorious traitors in recent American history.... Episodes13 hours ago Grave Mysteries: Murder Behind Closed Doors (S2EP3 ID Mon 25 Feb 2019) Murder Behind Closed Doors: While hunting for clues in the case of 27-year-old single mother Ashley Melnyczok, who was murdered... search EPISODES Episodes13 hours ago The Voice Season 16 Premieres Mon 25 Feb 2019 on NBC The Blind Auditions Season Premiere: EGOT winner and critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Legend joins returning superstar coaches Adam Levine, Kelly... Episodes13 hours ago Man with a Plan: Adam’s Wall Hole Bowl (S3EP4 CBS Mon 25 Feb 2019) Adam’s Wall Hole Bowl: Adam and the guys visit Lowell at his new bachelor pad and start using it as... Episodes13 hours ago People Magazine Investigates: Who Killed Jane Doe 59? (S3EP15 ID Mon 25 Feb 2019) Who Killed Jane Doe 59?: On November 16, 1969, a woman is found murdered in Los Angeles, but her identity... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.