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?
After his character collects Columbo from Heathrow Airport, John Fraser
, who has spent nearly all his career in the UK, only appears in scenes filmed outdoors, as part of the restricted filming in Britain. See more
The basement of the wax museum is Paul Rifkin's nightclub in "Etude in Black". See more
[Durk takes Columbo to his men's club for tea and a bite to eat. A server appears with a cart of food
When you said tea, I was afraid we were going to get nothing but those tiny sandwiches. This is terrific.
George, Steward at Supt. Durk's Club
Why do you think we keep the ladies out, sir?
[Columbo is nonplussed
John Fraser, who is Scottish, and Richard Pearson, who is Welsh, are credited as "From London - Special Guest Stars". See more
Pass Me By
by Carolyn Leigh
and Cy Coleman See more