Columbo Episode Guide

Columbo Episode Guide

List of Columbo Episodes

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

Columbo Season One Episodes

Episode #TitleAir DateGuest StarsDescriptionWatch Online/Buy
MotWPrescription: Murder2/20/68Gene Barry, William Windom, Katherine Justice, Virginia GreggA prominent psychiatrist uses one of his patients, with whom he's having an affair, to murder his wife. Befuddled Lt. Columbo investigates.Amazon
S1, Ep 0Ransom For A Dead Man3/1/71Lee Grant, John Fink, Harold GouldAn 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.Amazon
S1, Ep 1Murder By The Book9/15/71Jack Cassidy, Rosemary Forsyth, Martin MilnerWhen the more talented writer in a murder mystery writing team wants to call it quits, the less talented partner decides to murder him instead.Amazon
S1, Ep 2Death Lends A Hand10/6/71Robert Culp, Pat Crowley, Ray MillandThe 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.Amazon
S1, Ep 3Dead Weight10/27/71Eddie Albert, Suzanne PleshetteWhen 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.Amazon
S1, Ep 4Suitable For Framing11/17/71Ross Martin, Don Ameche, Kim Hunter, Vic TaybackThe 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.Amazon
S1, Ep 5Lady In Waiting12/15/71Susan Clark, Leslie NielsenAn heiress murders her brother, making it look like an accident, in order to gain control of the family company.Amazon
S1, Ep 6Short Fuse1/19/72Roddy McDowall, Anne Francis, James Gregory, Ida Lupino, William WindomWhen his uncle blackmails him and takes over the family company, Roger murders him with a box of exploding cigars.Amazon
S1, Ep 7Blueprint For Murder2/9/72Patrick O’Neal, Janis Paige, Forrest TuckerWhen 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.Amazon

Columbo Season Two Episodes

Episode #TitleAir DateGuest StarsDescriptionWatch Online/Buy
S2, Ep 1Étude in Black9/12/72John Cassavetes, Blythe Danner, Myrna LoyThe 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.Amazon
S2, Ep 2The Greenhouse Jungle10/15/72Ray Milland, Bob DishyAn 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.Amazon
S2, Ep 3The Most Crucial Game11/5/72Robert Culp, Dean Stockwell, Dean Jagger, James Gregory, Valerie HarperThe 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.Amazon
S2, Ep 4Dagger of the Mind11/26/72Richard Basehart, Bernard Fox, Honor BlackmanWhen 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.Amazon
S2, Ep 5Requiem For a Fallen Star1/21/73Anne BaxterAn 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.Amazon
S2, Ep 6A Stitch In Crime2/11/73Leonard Nimoy, Anne Francis, Will GeerTwo 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.Amazon
S2, Ep 7The Most Dangerous Match3/4/73Laurence Harvey, Lloyd BochnerTwo 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.Amazon
S2, Ep 8Double Shock3/25/73Martin Landau, Julie Newmar, Dabney ColemanIdentical twins, one a chef and one a banker, murder their rich uncle for the inheritance.Amazon

Columbo Season Three Episodes

Episode #TitleAir DateGuest StarsDescriptionWatch Online/Buy
S3, E1Lovely But Lethal9/23/73Vera Miles, Martin Sheen, Vincent PriceBeauty Mark founder Viveca Scott is threatened by a rival who ultimately pirates her revolutionary wrinkle cream. So, she kills him to protect her company.Amazon
S3, E2Any Old Port In A Storm10/7/73Donald Pleasence, Gary Conway, Dana Elcar, Vito ScottiWhen 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.Amazon
S3, E3Candidate For Crime11/4/73Jackie Cooper, Joanne Linville, Ken Swofford, Vito ScottiCandidate for Senate, Nelson Hayward, kills his campaign manager and makes it look like he (Nelson) was the target of a botched mob hit.Amazon
S3, E4Double Exposure12/16/73Robert Culp, Chuck McCann, Robert MiddletonMotivation 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.Amazon
S3, E5Publish or Perish1/18/74Jack Cassidy, Mickey Spillane, Mariette HartleyTo 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.Amazon
S3, E6Mind Over Mayhem2/10/74José Ferrer, Lew Ayres, Robert Walker Jr., Lee Montgomery, Jessica WalterWhen 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.Amazon
S3, E7Swan Song3/3/74Johnny Cash, Ida Lupino, Sorrell Booke, Vito ScottiAmazon
S3, E8A Friend in Deed5/5/74Richard Kiley, Rosemary MurphyAmazon

Columbo Season Four Episodes

Episode #TitleAir DateGuest StarsDescriptionWatch Online/Buy
S4, E1An Exercise in Fatality9/15/74Robert Conrad, Gretchen Corbett, Pat Harrington, Jr.
S4, E2Negative Reaction10/15/74Dick Van Dyke, Larry Storch, Joyce Van Patten, Vito Scotti
S4, E3By Dawn’s Early Light10/27/74Patrick McGoohan, Bruce Kirby, Bruno Kirby
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S4, E4Troubled Waters2/9/75Robert Vaughn, Jane Greer, Dean Stockwell, Bernard Fox, Patrick Macnee
S4, E5Playback3/2/75Oskar Werner, Gena Rowlands
S4, E6A Deadly State of Mind4/27/75George Hamilton, Leslie Ann Warren, Bruce Kirby

Columbo Season Five Episodes

Episode #TitleAir DateGuest StarsDescriptionWatch Online/Buy
S5, E1Forgotten Lady9/14/75Janet Leigh, Maurice Evans
S5, E2A Case of Immunity10/12/75Hector Elizondo, Sal Mineo
S5, E3Identity Crisis11/2/75Patrick McGoohan, Leslie Nielsen, Bruce Kirby, Vito Scotti
S5, E4A Matter Of Honor2/1/76Ricardo Montalban, A Martinez
S5, E5Now You See Him2/29/76Jack Cassidy, Robert Loggia
S5, E6Last Salute To The Commodore3/2/76Robert Vaughn, Wilfrid Hyde-White, John Dehner, Bruce Kirby

Columbo Season Six Episodes

Episode #TitleAir DateGuest StarsDescriptionWatch Online/Buy
S6, E1Fade Into Murder10/10/76William Shatner, Burt Remsen
S6, E2Old Fashioned Murder11/28/76Joyce Van Patten, Tim O'Connor, Celeste Holm
S6, E3The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case5/22/77Theodore Bikel, Sorrell Booke, Kenneth Mars, Samantha Eggar

Columbo Season Seven Episodes

Episode #TitleAir DateGuest StarsDescriptionWatch Online/Buy
S7, E1Try and Catch Me11/21/77Ruth Gordon, Mariette Hartley, G.D. Spradlin
S7, E2Murder Under Glass1/30/78Louis Jordan, Shera Danese, Richard Dysart, Mako
S7, E3Make Me a Perfect Murder2/25/78Trish Van Devere, Laurence Luckinbill
S7, E4How to Dial a Murder4/5/78Nicol Williamson, Kim Cattrall
S7, E5The Conspirators5/13/78Clive Reville, Jeanette Nolan

Columbo Season Eight Episodes

Episode #TitleAir DateGuest StarsDescriptionWatch Online/Buy
S8, E1Columbo Goes to the Guillotine2/6/89Anthony Andrews, Karen Austin
S8, E2Murder, Smoke, and Shadows2/27/89Fisher Stevens, Molly Hagan
S8, E3Sex and the Married Detective4/3/89Lindsay Crouse, Julia Montgomery, Peter Jurasik
S8, E4Grand Deceptions5/1/89Robert Foxworth, Andy Romano

Columbo Season Nine Episodes

Episode #TitleAir DateGuest StarsDescriptionWatch Online/Buy
S9, E1Murder, a Self Portrait11/25/89Patrick Bauchau, Fionnula Flanagan, Shera Danese, Vito Scotti
S9, E2Columbo Cries Wolf1/20/90Ian Buchanan, Rebecca Staab
S9, E3Agenda for Murder2/10/90Patrick McGoohan, Dennis Arndt, Bruce Kirby
S9, E4Rest In Peace, Mrs. Columbo3/31/90Helen Shaver, Ian McShane, Edward Winter, Teresa Ganzel, Roscoe Lee Browne
S9, E5Uneasy Lies the Crown4/28/90James Read, Jo Anderson, Nancy Walker, Dick Sargent
S9, E6Murder in Malibu5/14/90Andrew Stevens, Brenda Vaccaro

Columbo Season Ten Episodes

Episode #TitleAir DateGuest StarsDescriptionWatch Online/Buy
S10, E1Columbo Goes to College12/9/90Stephen Caffrey, Gary Hershberger, Guy Stockwell, Robert Culp
S10, E2Caution: Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health2/20/91George Hamilton, Peter Haskell
S10, E3Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star4/29/91Shera Danese, Cheryl Paris

Columbo Season Eleven Episodes

Episode #TitleAir DateGuest StarsDescriptionWatch Online/Buy
S11, E1Death Hits the Jackpot12/15/91Rip Torn, Jamie Rose
S11, E2No Time to Die3/15/92Joanna Going, Thomas Colabro
S11, E3A Bird in the Hand...11/22/92Tyne Daly, Greg Evigan

Columbo Season Twelve Episodes

Episode #TitleAir DateGuest StarsDescriptionWatch Online/Buy
S12, E1It's All in the Game10/31/93Faye Dunaway, Claudia Christian
S12, E2Butterfly in Shades of Grey11/6/93William Shatner, Molly Hagan, Richard Kline
S12, E3Undercover5/2/94Ed Begley, Jr., Burt Young, Shera Danese

Columbo Season Thirteen Episodes

Episode #TitleAir DateGuest StarsDescriptionWatch Online/Buy
S13, E1Strange Bedfellows5/8/95George Wendt, Bruce Kirby
S13, E2A Trace of Murder5/5/97David Rasche, Shera Danese, Barry Corbin
S13, E3Ashes to Ashes10/8/98Patrick McGoohan, Rue McClanahan
S13, E4Murder With Too Many Notes5/12/00Billy Connolly, Richard Riehle
S13, E5Columbo Likes the Nightlife1/30/03Matthew Rhys, Jennifer Sky

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