Columbo (1971–2003)
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Dagger of the Mind 

In London, a respected Shakespearean acting duo cover up the unintended killing of their producer.

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Det. Chief Supt. William Durk
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Richard Pearson ...
Diver
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Fenwick
Harvey Jason ...
The Director
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Mr. Jones
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Customs Man (as Hedley Mattingley)
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Peter Church ...
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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

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26 November 1972 (USA)  »

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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 »

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During Frame and Fenwick's tuppence-a-point darts game in The Kings Arms, a man stands at the back watching the match. His stance alters notably between shots after Joe takes his second throw. See more »

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Nicholas Frame: Most people, Columbo, have frightful taste, yourself included.
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John Fraser, who is Scottish, and Richard Pearson, who is Welsh, are credited as "From London - Special Guest Stars". See more »

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Pass Me By
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Not exceptional, but definitely worth seeing
26 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I may be biased, but I have yet to see a Columbo episode I absolutely hate. Even with its problems, I did like Dagger of the Mind. It is quite slow in pace, with a rather thin plot and the build up to the finale I agree could have been better. But the scenery and photography are wonderful, the script does have its humorous moments, the direction is good enough and the music is effective. The acting is fine, Peter Falk is great no problem with him whatsoever, while Honor Blackman is wonderful, looks beautiful and has some memorable scenes with Columbo. Richard Basehart overdoes it a bit, but he seems to be having fun too. Overall, worth watching if not the best Columbo. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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