Columbo Episode Guide

Columbo Episode Guide

List of Columbo Episodes

1968-2003, 13 Seasons, 69 Episodes, Starring: Peter Falk

Episode #TitleAir DateGuest StarsWatch Online/Buy
S0, E0Prescription: Murder02/20/1968Gene Barry, William Windom, Katherine Justice, Virginia GreggBuy

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A prominent psychiatrist uses one of his patients, with whom he’s having an affair, to murder his wife. Befuddled Lt. Columbo investigates.

S1, E0Ransom For A Dead Man03/01/1971Lee Grant, John Fink, Harold GouldBuy

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An attorney fakes the kidnapping of her husband, kills him, and keeps the ransom money. She’s able to fool the FBI, but not Lt. Columbo.

S1, E1Murder by the Book09/15/1971Jack Cassidy, Rosemary Forsyth, Martin MilnerBuy

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When the more talented writer in a murder mystery writing team wants to call it quits, the less talented partner decides to murder him instead.

S1, E2Death Lends a Hand10/06/1971Robert Culp, Pat Crowley, Ray MillandBuy

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The CEO of a private security company tries his hand at blackmail, but his plan backfires when his victim, a publisher’s wife, threatens to expose him and he accidentally kills her during a heated exchange.

S1, E3Dead Weight10/27/1971Eddie Albert, Suzanne PleshetteBuy

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When a war hero’s accomplice in embezzlement decides to flee the country because the authorities are investigating, the General murders him to ensure his silence. The murder is witnessed from a boat by an easily manipulated young woman, whom the General tries to make doubt what she saw.

S1, E4Suitable for Framing11/17/1971Ross Martin, Don Ameche, Kim Hunter, Vic TaybackBuy

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The owner of one of the world’s most valuable art collections is murdered by his nephew, art critic Dale Kingston, who then frames his aunt.

S1, E5Lady in Waiting12/15/1971Susan Clark, Leslie NielsenBuy

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An heiress murders her brother, making it look like an accident, in order to gain control of the family company.

S1, E6Short Fuse01/19/1972Roddy McDowall, Anne Francis, James Gregory, Ida Lupino, William WindomBuy

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When his uncle blackmails him and takes over the family company, Roger murders him with a box of exploding cigars.

S1, E7Blueprint for Murder02/09/1972Patrick O’Neal, Janis Paige, Forrest TuckerBuy

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When the millionaire funding architect Elliot Markham’s project threatens to withdraw funding, Markham murders him, then makes it look like he’s on a long trip.

S2, E1Étude in Black09/17/1972John Cassavetes, Blythe Danner, Myrna LoyBuy

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The mistress of the conductor of the L.A. Philharmonic insists on going public with their affair, so he murders her and makes it look like a suicide.

S2, E2The Greenhouse Jungle10/15/1972Ray Milland, Bob DishyBuy

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An uncle (Ray Milland) and nephew stage the nephew’s kidnapping to break his trust fund. But, the uncle kills the nephew once the ransom is paid and attempts to frame his nephew’s wife for the murder.

S2, E3The Most Crucial Game11/05/1972Robert Culp, Dean Stockwell, Dean Jagger, James Gregory, Valerie HarperBuy

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The general manager of an LA football team schemes to get control of the team for himself by killing the current owner, a man who inherited the team and lacks any interest in it.

S2, E4Dagger of the Mind11/26/1972Richard Basehart, Bernard Fox, Honor BlackmanBuy

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When Sir Roger Havershame realizes that he has been manipulated into funding a theater production, he confronts the actors responsible and is killed accidentally during the argument. The couple haul his body to his estate and stage an accident to make it look like he died in a fall down the stairs. Columbo, who is in London to learn investigative techniques as a guest of Scotland Yard, becomes involved in the case.

S2, E5Requiem for a Falling Star01/21/1973Anne BaxterBuy

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An aging star feels threatened by the fiance of her personal assistant, an author writing a tell-all book about her. She schemes to kill the author, but accidentally kills her assistant instead. Columbo discovers the connection between this murder and the mysterious disappearance of the actress’ husband years before.

S2, E6A Stitch in Crime02/11/1973Leonard Nimoy, Anne Francis, Will GeerBuy

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Two doctors have pioneered a major medical breakthrough in cardiac surgery. One, Dr. Mayfield, wants to publish immediately, but the other, Dr. Hiedemann, wants further testing. When Dr. Hiedemann’s heart condition worsens, Dr. Mayfield sees his chance to murder the man that stands in his way by performing the required heart surgery himself with dissolving sutures. His nurse discovers his plot, so he murders her too and makes it look like a mugging perpetrated by her drug addicted ex-boyfriend.

S2, E7The Most Dangerous Match03/04/1973Laurence Harvey, Lloyd BochnerBuy

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Two chess grandmasters, Emmitt Clayton and Tomlin Dudek, play an impromptu game the night before a big match. When Clayton loses, he decides to murder Dudek by shoving him into a garbage compactor, but being deaf, doesn’t realize the compactor’s safety feature turns it off when something heavy enters. Clayton learns that Dudek survived and plans to poison him in the hospital before he awakens.

S2, E8Double Shock03/25/1973Martin Landau, Julie Newmar, Dabney ColemanBuy

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Identical twins, one a chef and one a banker, murder their rich uncle for the inheritance.

S3, E1Lovely but Lethal09/23/1973Vera Miles, Martin Sheen, Vincent PriceBuy

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Beauty Mark founder Viveca Scott is threatened by a rival who ultimately pirates her revolutionary wrinkle cream. So, she kills him to protect her company.

S3, E2Any Old Port in a Storm10/07/1973Donald Pleasence, Gary Conway, Dana Elcar, Vito ScottiBuy

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When a wine connoisseur’s half-brother wants to sell the family winery to pay off his gambling debts, he kills him to prevent the sale.

S3, E3Candidate for Crime11/04/1973Jackie Cooper, Joanne Linville, Ken Swofford, Vito ScottiBuy

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Candidate for Senate, Nelson Hayward, kills his campaign manager and makes it look like he (Nelson) was the target of a botched mob hit.

S3, E4Double Exposure12/16/1973Robert Culp, Chuck McCann, Robert MiddletonBuy

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Motivation research specialist, Dr. Bart Keppel, is an expert in subliminal advertising, but has a very lucrative sideline in blackmail. When one of his victims refuses to be blackmailed and threatens to expose him, Dr. Keppel uses subliminal cuts to lure his victim to his doom and frames the victim’s wife.

S3, E5Publish or Perish01/18/1974Jack Cassidy, Mickey Spillane, Mariette HartleyBuy

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To keep one of his most prolific authors from leaving for another publisher, publisher Riley Greenleaf hires a bomb enthusiast to kill him, then kills the hired killer with one of his own bombs.

S3, E6Mind over Mayhem02/18/1974José Ferrer, Lew Ayres, Robert Walker Jr., Lee Montgomery, Jessica WalterBuy

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When a scientist employed at a government institute threatens to explose plagiarism by a fellow scientist, the plagiarist’s father, a director of a Pentagon Think Tank, kills the potential whistle-blower to protect his son.

S3, E7Swan Song03/03/1974Johnny Cash, Ida Lupino, Sorrell Booke, Vito ScottiBuy

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Gospel singer Tommy Brown (Johnny Cash) stages the murder of his wife to look like an airplane crash, but Columbo isn’t fooled.

S3, E8A Friend in Deed05/05/1974Richard Kiley, Rosemary MurphyBuy

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The Deputy Commissioner provides an alibi for a wife killer and blackmails him into helping with the murder of his own millionaire wife.

S4, E1An Exercise in Fatality09/15/1974Robert Conrad, Gretchen Corbett, Pat Harrington, Jr.

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S4, E2Negative Reaction10/15/1974Dick Van Dyke, Larry Storch, Joyce Van Patten, Vito Scotti

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S4, E3By Dawn’s Early Light10/27/1974Patrick McGoohan, Bruce Kirby, Bruno Kirby

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S4, E4Troubled Waters02/09/1975Robert Vaughn, Jane Greer, Dean Stockwell, Bernard Fox, Patrick Macnee

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S4, E5Playback03/02/1975Oskar Werner, Gena Rowlands

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S4, E6A Deadly State of Mind04/27/1975George Hamilton, Leslie Ann Warren, Bruce Kirby

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S5, E1Forgotten Lady09/14/1975Janet Leigh, Maurice Evans

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S5, E2A Case of Immunity10/12/1975Hector Elizondo, Sal Mineo

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S5, E3Identity Crisis11/02/1975Patrick McGoohan, Leslie Nielsen, Bruce Kirby, Vito Scotti

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S5, E4A Matter of Honor02/01/1976Ricardo Montalban, A Martinez

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S5, E5Now You See Him02/29/1976Jack Cassidy, Robert Loggia

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S5, E6Last Salute to the Commodore03/02/1976Robert Vaughn, Wilfrid Hyde-White, John Dehner, Bruce Kirby

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S6, E1Fade in to Murder10/10/1976William Shatner, Burt Remsen

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S6, E2Old Fashioned Murder11/28/1976Joyce Van Patten, Tim O’Connor, Celeste Holm

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S6, E3The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case05/22/1977Theodore Bikel, Sorrell Booke, Kenneth Mars, Samantha Eggar

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S7, E1Try and Catch Me11/21/1977Ruth Gordon, Mariette Hartley, G.D. Spradlin

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S7, E2Murder under Glass01/30/1978Louis Jordan, Shera Danese, Richard Dysart, Mako

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S7, E3Make Me a Perfect Murder02/25/1978Trish Van Devere, Laurence Luckinbill

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S7, E4How to Dial a Murder04/15/1978Nicol Williamson, Kim Cattrall

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S7, E5The Conspirators05/13/1978Clive Reville, Jeanette Nolan

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S8, E1Columbo Goes to the Guillotine02/06/1989Anthony Andrews, Karen Austin

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S8, E2Murder, Smoke and Shadows02/27/1989Fisher Stevens, Molly Hagan

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S8, E3Sex and the Married Detective04/03/1989Lindsay Crouse, Julia Montgomery, Peter Jurasik

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S8, E4Grand Deceptions05/01/1989Robert Foxworth, Andy Romano

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S9, E1Murder, a Self Portrait11/25/1989Patrick Bauchau, Fionnula Flanagan, Shera Danese, Vito Scotti

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S9, E2Columbo Cries Wolf01/20/1990Ian Buchanan, Rebecca Staab

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S9, E3Agenda for Murder02/10/1990Patrick McGoohan, Dennis Arndt, Bruce Kirby

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S9, E4Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo03/31/1990Helen Shaver, Ian McShane, Edward Winter, Teresa Ganzel, Roscoe Lee Browne

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S9, E5Uneasy Lies the Crown04/28/1990James Read, Jo Anderson, Nancy Walker, Dick Sargent

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S9, E6Murder in Malibu05/14/1990Andrew Stevens, Brenda Vaccaro

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S10, E1Columbo Goes to College12/09/1990Stephen Caffrey, Gary Hershberger, Guy Stockwell, Robert Culp

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S10, E2Caution: Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health02/20/1991George Hamilton, Peter Haskell

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S10, E3Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star04/29/1991Shera Danese, Cheryl Paris

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S11, E1Death Hits the Jackpot12/15/1991Rip Torn, Jamie Rose

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S11, E2No Time to Die03/15/1992Joanna Going, Thomas Colabro

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S11, E3A Bird in the Hand…11/22/1992Tyne Daly, Greg Evigan

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S12, E1It’s All in the Game10/31/1993Faye Dunaway, Claudia Christian

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S12, E2Butterfly in Shades of Grey01/10/1994William Shatner, Molly Hagan, Richard Kline

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S12, E3Undercover05/02/1994Ed Begley, Jr., Burt Young, Shera Danese

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S13, E1Strange Bedfellows05/08/1995George Wendt, Bruce Kirby

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S13, E2A Trace of Murder05/15/1997David Rasche, Shera Danese, Barry Corbin

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S13, E3Ashes to Ashes10/08/1998Patrick McGoohan, Rue McClanahan

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S13, E4Murder with Too Many Notes03/12/2001Billy Connolly, Richard Riehle

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S13, E5Columbo Likes the Nightlife01/30/2003Matthew Rhys, Jennifer Sky

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