Peter Falk took home back-to-back Emmy Awards for his portrayal of the indefatigable Lt. Columbo during the show’s fifth season in 1975-76, and the series itself earned two Emmy nominations, which should give an indication of the quality of the episodes.
Last Episode10x14 Columbo Likes the Nightlife Aired: Jan. 30, 2003
Columbo finds himself in the unlikeliest of places — the Los Angeles rave scene — as he investigates the supposed "suicide" of a tabloid …
Series Fun Facts
- Only five actors played two or more murderers on the series: Patrick McGoohan (four), Jack Cassidy (three), Robert Culp (three), George Hamilton (two) and William Shatner (two).
- Although Billy Goldenberg scored the opening "Columbo" stories in 1971, his commercially released "Columbo Theme" recorded as such by Norrie Paramor and His Orchestra ("Law Beat" album,…
[show]Although Billy Goldenberg scored the opening "Columbo" stories in 1971, his commercially released "Columbo Theme" recorded as such by Norrie Paramor and His Orchestra ("Law Beat" album, Contour Records 2870 369) did not become a regular feature of the show. The theme is first heard during the helicopter sequence of "Ransom for a Dead Man" but Goldenberg did not use it as a title theme and composed mainly fresh music for "Murder by the Book" and all his subsequent scores. The "Columbo" series never had any recognizable theme tune of its own.
- The plane Columbo and Leslie Williams are flying in is a 1968 Beech 36 Fixed wing single engine, registration number; N7835R.