Lillian Stanhope and Nicholas Frame are two famed actors in London, a venerated husband and wife team set to act in 'Macbeth.' Producer Sir Roger Haversham has been Lillian's lover but finds out he has been deceived by the couple and threatens to interrupt their engagement. Lillian kills him accidentally during an ensuing fight. Thereafter, the pair take the corpse to his mansion and stage his "accidental" death; however, Lt. Columbo (in London to learn about new investigation methods used by Scotland Yard) smells something fishy in this supposed accident. Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
Did You Know?
When Columbo walks down the small spiral staircase to the waxworks museum's storage basement, the staircase with the octagonal light above it is the same set as used in the previous episode "Etude in black" for the club where the trumpeter (James Olson) is playing. See more
Chief Superintendent Durk's car has an incorrect number plate format with 5 numbers, the maximum number of digits for a GB registered car has never been more than 4. See more
Mr. Tanner, he was properly disturbed finding the master expired, and before breakfast and all; so, I stayed around to help see to the removal of the remains. Uh, just took His Lordship off, they did, to... to have him properly coffined for public mourning, uh, considering his station.
What is he saying?
Det. Chief Supt. William Durk
His Lordship died... of some sort of accident.
John Fraser, who is Scottish, and Richard Pearson, who is Welsh, are credited as "From London - Special Guest Stars". See more
The British Grenadiers
[British march from 1600s] See more