DJ's List: Columbo - Top 20 Episodes

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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: A Friend in Deed (1974)
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A police commissioner provides a false alibi for a wife killer, but then expects an alibi in return. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Negative Reaction (1974)
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A photographer murders his wife and blames her death on a bungled kidnapping. But Lt. Columbo has an even sharper eye than the Pulitzer Prize winner. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Death Lends a Hand (1971)
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When the CEO of a private detective agency threatens the wife of a publisher with blackmail and she threatens to expose him, he accidentally kills her. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Double Shock (1973)
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A smarmy TV chef and his identical twin brother, a rigidly proper banker, are suspects in the electrocution of their rich uncle. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: A Stitch in Crime (1973)
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A surgeon has an ingenious plan for murdering his partner in a research project, but a nurse catches onto the scheme. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Double Exposure (1973)
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A self-styled "motivation research specialist" uses subliminal cues to commit a murder. Lt. Columbo is on the case. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Candidate for Crime (1973)
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Senatorial candidate Nelson Hayward murders his domineering campaign manager, staging it to appear that Hayward himself was the intended victim of a mob hit gone wrong. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Now You See Him (1976)
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A stage illusionist kills his employer and makes it look like a contract killing; it's up to Lt. Columbo to trick the master trickster. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Make Me a Perfect Murder (1978)
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An Emmy-winning TV executive kills her lover (who is also her boss); Lt. Columbo is on the case. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Suitable for Framing (1971)
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A wealthy art collector is murdered, and all signs point to a robbery gone wrong. But the nephew's alibi is a little too convenient, and Columbo pulls a fast one to ferret out the killer. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Étude in Black (1972)
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A ruthless conductor murders the gifted pianist with whom he is having an affair. Lt. Columbo is on the case. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Agenda for Murder (1990)
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This time Columbo is put on a murder that was made to look like a suicide. However, he notices some loose ends, and asks a lawyer and a governor to clear these problems up. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Forgotten Lady (1975)
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A faded dance star of film and stage murders her husband and makes it look like a suicide; Lt. Columbo doubts her seemingly perfect alibi. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: An Exercise in Fatality (1974)
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A health club owner murders one of his franchisees. Lt. Columbo is on the case. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Any Old Port in a Storm (1973)
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A connoisseur running a California winery murders his younger half-brother to prevent him from selling the family business. Columbo is on the case. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: The Most Dangerous Match (1973)
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A chess player murders his opponent before a big match. Lt. Columbo must out-maneuver this crafty, but craven, killer. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: The Greenhouse Jungle (1972)
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Columbo arrives at a kidnapping case, which at some point turns to worse. Everything seems to be related to a trust fund managed by a man with a great love for orchids. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Lady in Waiting (1971)
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A mousy heiress murders her brother, pretending she thought he was a burglar. Lt. Columbo unravels her alibi. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
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Lt. Columbo investigates a self-proclaimed security expert turned crime show host for the murder of a rival with incriminating evidence of pornography. (100 mins.)
 
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Columbo (1971 TV Series)
Episode: Old Fashioned Murder (1976)
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The spinster head of a family-run museum murders her brother when he threatens to dissolve the financially strapped institution. (100 mins.)