Columbo: Season 2, Episode 4

Dagger of the Mind (26 Nov. 1972)

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

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Nicholas Frame
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Tanner
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Det. Chief Supt. William Durk
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Sir Roger Haversham
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Lillian Stanhope
John Fraser ...
Richard Pearson ...
Diver
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Fenwick
Harvey Jason ...
The Director
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Mr. Jones
Hedley Mattingly ...
Customs Man (as Hedley Mattingley)
John Orchard ...
Country Constable
Peter Church ...
Constable
Walker Edmiston ...
Gardener
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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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Frame and Stanhope are performing "Macbeth" at the prestigious Royal Court Theatre, a Grade II listed building in London's Sloane Square. See more »

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The sign outside the theatre advertises "In memoriam of Sir Roger Haversham" which means "In memory of of (sic) Sir Roger Haversham". See more »

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Sir Roger Haversham: Today I finally realize, after all my years as a producer, I... I've simply been taken - taken by a ham and a tart.
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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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The British Grenadiers
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Columbo Tours London -Leaves Wife Home
29 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Columbo shows up in London without his suitcase as even when this was filmed, they lost them. He says it is his wife's case but why he came to London without his wife when I am sure Scotland Yard would have paid for both of them? This is a nice tourist episode as a lot of Londons sights are shown. The cast is great as almost the entire cast became well known to American audiences after this was made. Honor Blackman is a bonus as she is a great performer and she was already known as Pussy Galore before this.

The plot on this one is a little weak in that the murder is an accident and Columbo has to result to trickery to trip up the murder solution rather than using his usual proved police methods of homicide investigation. Then again, as this episode was done more for the famous cast and London scenery, I didn't really mind.


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