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My favourite villain was Jack Cassidy who turned up in 4 episodes I think (?). Jack in real life was father of David Cassidy and well known for dalliances with men as well - Murder By The Book is my favourite, directed by a young Steven Spielberg. He also turned up in Clint Eastwood's The Eiger Sanction as a gay assassin - now come to think of it he should have been Wint or Kidd in DAF  ajb007/biggrin

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Watching an old QI on netflix Stephen Fry ( and Frank Skinner) said Columbo was
the greatest tv series ever made and they could rewatch them all the time.  ajb007/smile

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Watching Columbo  today " Make me a perfect murder" I thought  it was a funny
sign of the times, at one point the killer had to wait for a security guard to pass.
The guard paused at the office reception area to have a look at a playboy magazine
sitting  on the table  ajb007/lol
I can't  see many companies these days keeping playboy magazines in their reception
areas.  Unless it's the offices of Playboy, I guess. ajb007/wink

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I've been a Columbo fan for decades as the shows were always great showcases for the guest villains and had some really great actors over the years.

However, Columbo's methods, while certainly entertaining, would probably never hold up in Court. I was watching an episode the other night with Mel Ferrer as the head of a think tank who murders a colleague to protect his son who had plagarized the victim's research. After an hour and a half of Columbo following one blind alley after another, he finally gets Ferrer to confess by arresting his son on trumped up charges. Once Ferrer confesses, Columbo even admits he made the whole thing up because he didn't know what else to do. A lot of episodes were resolved with that kind of false evidence. I don't think that kind of entrapment would fly before most judges.

The shows are enjoyable but its often best to focus on the performances instead of the minutaue of Columbo's come solving technique.

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I can agree with that, I remember one in which Columbo  couldn't get any evidence
on the killer, so got a local mafia  don, to threaten  to have him killed, if he didn't
confess  to the murder.  ajb007/biggrin
  Although  as stated, I think you watch Columbo  for the great interaction  between the
actors.

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Love Columbo - have the box set. Watched an episode called 'How to Dial a Murder' yesterday. Rosebud.  ajb007/martini

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ajb007/martini  another great episode,  and he saved the lives of two dogs.  ajb007/biggrin

Although it is funny watching an episode of Miss Marple and on catching the killer. My daughter
said " Well that's them off to prison for a long time ", To which I pointed out to her, " That's them
off to a long drop  on the end of a rope !"

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Thunderpussy wrote:

ajb007/martini  another great episode,  and he saved the lives of two dogs.  ajb007/biggrin

Although it is funny watching an episode of Miss Marple and on catching the killer. My daughter
said " Well that's them off to prison for a long time ", To which I pointed out to her, " That's them
off to a long drop  on the end of a rope !"

I hope the two dogs Columbo saves are not the same two dogs owned by Drax that kill Corinne!  ajb007/amazed

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Well it's tough to teach old dogs new tricks.  ajb007/smile

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The Wicker Man wrote:
Thunderpussy wrote:

ajb007/martini  another great episode,  and he saved the lives of two dogs.  ajb007/biggrin

Although it is funny watching an episode of Miss Marple and on catching the killer. My daughter
said " Well that's them off to prison for a long time ", To which I pointed out to her, " That's them
off to a long drop  on the end of a rope !"

I hope the two dogs Columbo saves are not the same two dogs owned by Drax that kill Corinne!  ajb007/amazed

Yes, they are the same breed!  ajb007/biggrin

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Back with another question.  ajb007/wink
He's lieutenant Columbia what would be the equilivant rank in the UK ?

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Back with another question.  ajb007/wink
He's lieutenant Columbia what would be the equilivant rank in the UK ?

I've wondered about this myself from time to time but this might provide the answer:

https://www.quora.com/Is-a-US-police-li … -inspector

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It may be like the Foreign legion, which has some different ranks
compared to other armies ?

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Interesting article on unlikely guest star killers in Columbo:

https://metv.com/lists/9-celebrities-wh … on-columbo

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Watched Prescription Murder this afternoon, the first ever episode of Columbo.
It's a fine episode and Columbo looks quite neat and tidy. Not many creases in the old mac at this stage.

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Yes, even his hair was neat and tidy.  ajb007/biggrin

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Been listening to this podcast for a few days now. Two guys, discussing each episode of Columbo. Give it a go!

http://www.columbopodcast.com/category/ … -season-2/

Watched Columbo Goes To The Guillottine yesterday and i was just thinking that that's the second time in the same year, that poor Anthony Zerbe has lost his head!

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https://www.metv.com/lists/13-little-de … in-columbo

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ajb007/martini  Some interesting Facts on Columbo.

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I taped this from the radio back in September 2007 when it was originally broadcast and I've just found it's available on You Tube. One of the few programmes made about Columbo that I can recall:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oHZ4nXd3ko

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