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COLUMBO

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Universal Television/ Universal City Studios/ an MCA Company
for
NBC
Created by Richard Levinson and William Link

US Detective series Revival 1989-2003 (24 TV Movies x 2hrs)

Starring
Peter Falk as Columbo

Following "Columbo" (original series) (1968-1978) it returns after a 11 Year hiatus 1978-1989
for a further 24 episodes

Recurring Guest Stars:
Robert Culp:
DEATH LENDS A HAND (1971) (contact lens)
THE MOST CRUCIAL GAME (1972)
DOUBLE EXPOSURE (1973)
COLUMBO GOES TO COLLEGE (1990)

Patrick McGoohan:
BY DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT (1974)
IDENTITY CRISIS (also Leslie Nielsen)(1975)
LAST SALUTE TO THE COMMODORE (gs: Robert Vaughn)
directed by Patrick McGoohan (not starring)
AGENDA FOR MURDER (1990)
ASHES TO ASHES (1998)

Jack Cassidy:
MURDER BY THE BOOK (1971)
PUBLISH OR PERRISH (1974)
NOW YOU SEE HIM (1976)

William Shatner:
FADE INTO MURDER (1976)
BUTTERFLIES IN SHADES OF GREY (1994)

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[46] NEW Columbo #1: COLUMBO GOES TO THE GUILLOTINE
(a.k.a. The Return of Columbo) 6-Feb-1989
Supervising Executive Producer, William Link ; Co-Executive Producer, Peter Falk
Executive Producer, Richard Alan Simmons; Associate Producer, John A. Martinelli
Co-ordinating Producer, Abby Singer; Co-Producer, Peter V. Ware
Supervising Producer, Philip Saltzman; Produced by Stanley Kallis
Written by William Read Woodfield
Directed by Leo Pen
Guest Stars: (verified)
Anthony Andrews ............... Eliot Blake
Karen Austin .................. Paula Hull
James Greene .................. Bert Spindler
Alan Fudge .................... Harrow
Dana Andersen ................. Dori
Robert Constanzo .............. Larry
And:
Anthony Zerbe ................. Max Dyson
 
[47] NEW Columbo #2: MURDER, SMOKE AND SHADOW (2hr. slot)
27-Feb-1989
Supervising Executive Producer: William Link; Co-Executive Producer: Peter Falk
Executive Producer: Richard Alan Simmons; Associate Producer: John A. Martinelli
Coordinating Producer: Abby Singer; Co-Producer, Peter V. Ware
Supervising Producer, Philip Saltzman; Produced by Stanley Kallis
Written by Richard Alan Simmons
Directed by James Frawley
Guest Stars: (verified)
Fisher Stevens ................ Alex Brady
Molly Hagan ................... Ruth Jernigan
Nan Martin .................... Rose Walker
Jeff Perry .................... Herb Fisher
Steven Hill ................... Mr. Morosco
 Synopsis:
A fast-rising young film director resorts to murder in the hope of furthering his career in Hollywood - but
learns the hard way that it doesn't pay to match wits with Columbo

[48] NEW Columbo #3: SEX AND THE MARRIED DETECTIVE (1989)
03-Apr-1989
Supervising Executive Producer: William Link; Co-Executive Producer: Peter Falk
Executive Producer: Richard Alan Simmons; Co-Supervising Producer: Steve Brown
Associate Producer: John A. Martinelli; Coordinating Producer: Abby Singer
Co-Producer, Peter V. Ware; Supervising Producer, Philip Saltzman; Produced by Stanley Kallis
Written by Jerry Ludwig
Directed by James Frawley
Special Guest Star:
Lindsay Crouse ................ Dr. Joan Allenby
Guest Stars:
Julia Montgomery .............. Cindy
Peter Jurasik ................. Dr. Simon Ward
Ken Lerner .................... Dr. Walter Neff
Marge Redmond ................. Helen Hendrix
And:
Stephen Macht ................. David Kincaid
 Dr. Allenby (Lindsay Grouse) "Sex Therapist of the Airwaves" discovers that her PA has had an affair with her
partner - she decides to console herself.

[49] NEW Columbo #4: GRAND DECEPTIONS (1989)
01-May-1989
Supervising Executive Producer: William Link; Co-Executive Producer: Peter Falk
Executive Producer: Richard Alan Simmons; Co-Supervising Producer: Steve Brown
Associate Producer: Todd London; Supervising Producer, Philip Saltzman; Produced by Stanley Kallis
Written by Sy Salkowitz
Directed by Sam Wanamaker
Special Guest Star:
Robert Foxworth ............... Col. Frank Brailie
Guest Stars:
Andy Romano ................... Sgt. Major Lester Keegan
Janet Eilber .................. Jenny Padget
Stephen Elliott ............... Gen. Jack Padget
 
[50] NEW Columbo #5: MURDER, A SELF PORTRAIT (2hr slot)
25-Nov-1989
Supervising Executive Producer, William Link; Co-Executive Producer, Peter Falk
Executive Producer, Richard Alan Simmons; Associate Producer, Todd London
Co-Producer Peter V. Ware; Supervising Producer, Philip Salztman; Produced by Stanley Kallis
Written by Robert Sherman
Directed by James Frawley
Guest Stars:
Patrick Bauchau .......... Gabriel Barsini
Fionnula Flanagan ........ Louise
Shera Danese ............. Vanessa
Isabel Lorca ............. Julie
Vito Scotti .............. Madrid
And:
George Coe ............... Dr. Hammer
Synopsis:
An artist with a passion for women suspects his first wife away from his life and reveal a secret he'd kill to keep
hidden. This looks like a painting by numbers case for Lt. Columbo

[51] NEW Columbo #6: COLUMBO CRIES WOLF (2hr slot)
20-Jan-1990
Supervising Executive Producer, William Link; Co-Executive Producer, Peter Falk
Executive Producer, Jon Epstein; Associate Producer, Todd London
Produced by Penny Adams; Co-Producer Peter Ware
Written by William Read Woodfield
Directed by Daryl Duke
Guest Stars
Ian Buchanan ............ Sean Brantley
Rebecca Staab ........... Tina
Alan Scarfe ............. Sir Harry Matthews
Mark Margolis ........... Cosner
John Finnegan ........... police chief
And:
David Huddleston ........ The Mayor
Special Guest Star:
Deidre Hall ............. Dian Hunter
Synopsis:
Columbo tries to prove that the flamboyant owner of a men's magazine murdered his business partner - a woman who
had once been his lover.

[52] NEW Columbo #7: AGENDA FOR MURDER (2hr slot)
10-Feb-1990
Supervising Executive Producer, William Link; Co-Executive Producer, Peter Falk
Executive Producer, Jon Epstein; Associate Producer, Todd London
Produced by Penny Adams; Co-Producer Peter V. Ware
Written by Jeffrey Bloom
Directed by Patrick McGoohan
Guest Stars:
Patrick McGoohan .............. Oscar Finch
Denis Arndt ................... Paul Mackey
Louis Zorich .................. Frank Staplin
Penny Fuller .................. Mrs. Finch
Bruce Kirby
Anne Haney .................... Louise
Stanley Kamel ................. Tim Haines
Steven Ford ................... Toby Ritt
Special Guest Star:
Arthur Hill ................... The Governor
 
[53] NEW Columbo #8: REST IN PEACE MRS. COLUMBO (2hr slot) 
31-Mar-1990
Supervising Producer, Robert F. O'Neill; Supervising Executive Producer, William Link 
Co-Executive Producer, Peter Falk; Executive Producer, Peter S. Fischer; Associate Producer, Todd London
Written by Peter S. Fischer
Directed by Vincent McEveety
Guest Stars:
Helen Shaver ............. Vivian Dimitri
Ian McShane .............. Leland St.John
Ed Winter ................ Charlie
Tom Isbell ............... Sgt. Brady
Teresa Ganzel ............ Dede Perkins
Michael Alldredge ........ Connolly
Hugh Gillin .............. Priest
Rosanna Huffman .......... Mrs. Thornwood
George Buck .............. Mr. Thornwood
Don Calfa ................ clerk
Special Guest Star:
Roscoe Lee Browne ........ Dr. Steadman
 Synopsis:
Columbo's wife becomes the target of a deranged woman who holds Columbo responsible for her husband's death.

[54] NEW Columbo #9: UNEASY LIES THE CROWN
28-Apr-1990
Supervising Executive Producer, William Link; Co-Executive Producer, Peter Falk
Executive Producer, Jon Epstein; Associate Producer, Todd London; Produced by Penny Adams
Written by Steven Bocho
Directed by Alan J. Levi
Guest Stars:
James Read .................... Dr. Wesley Corman
Jo Anderson ................... Lydia Corman
Nancy Walker .................. Herself
Dick Sargent .................. Himself
Ron Cey
Marshall Teague ............... Adam Evans
Mark Arnott ................... David Sherwin
James A. Watson, Jr. .......... Sgt. McCulley
Steven Gilborn ................ Dr. Johnson
Raymond Singer ................ Dr. Rosetti
Victor Bevine
John Roarke 

And:
Paul Burke .................... Horace Sherwin
 

[55] NEW Columbo #10: MURDER IN MALIBU
14-May-1990
Supervising Executive Producer, William Link; Co-Executive Producer, Peter Falk
Executive Producer, Jon Epstein; Associate Producer, Todd London; Produced by Penny Adams
Written by Jackson Gillis
Directed by Walter Grauman
Guest Stars:
Andrew Stevens ................ Wayne Jeffries
Brenda Vaccaro ................ Jess McCann
Floyd Levine .................. Lt. Schulz
Laurie Walters ................ Helen Anderson
Sondra Currie ................. Mrs. Rocca
And:
Janet Margolin ................ Theresa Goren
 
[56] NEW Columbo #11: COLUMBO GOES TO COLLEGE (2hr slot)
09-Dec-1990
In Memory of Executive Producer Jon Epstein
Supervising Producer, Alan J. Levi; Co-Executive Producer Peter Falk; Co-Producer Todd London 
Teleplay by Jeffrey Bloom; Story by Jeffrey Bloom & Frederick King Keller
Directed by E.W. Swackhamer
Guest Stars:
Stephen Caffrey .... Justin Rowe
Gary Hershberger .... Cooper Redman
James Sutorius .... Professor D.E. Rusk
William Lucking .... Dominic Doyle
Katherine Cannon .... June Clark
Alan Fudge .... Mr. Redman
Maree Cheatham
Bridget Hanley .... Mrs. Rusk
Jim Antonio .... Joe Doyle
Steven Gilborn .... George
Guy Stockwell
And:
Robert Culp .... Jordan Rowe

 [57] NEW Columbo #12: CAUTION: MURDER CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH
20-Feb-1991
Executive Producer, Jon Epstein; Co-Executive Producer Peter Falk 
Supervising Producer, Alan J. Levi; Co-Producer, Todd London
 Written by Sonia Wolf, Patricia Ford, April Raynell
Directed by Daryl Duke
Guest Stars:
George Hamilton ............... Wade Anders
Peter Haskell ................. Budd Clarke
Penny Johnson ................. Maxine Jarrett
Robert Donner ................. Arnie
Steven Gilborn ................ medical examiner
Rick Najera ................... Henry Santos
Marie Chambers ................ Lisa
 Synopsis:
Wade Anders (George Hamilton), a former security expert, hosts the TV show "Crime Alert". A rival host (Peter Haskell)
discovers he was in a porn movie and plans to tell the world.

[58] NEW Columbo #13: COLUMBO AND THE MURDER OF A ROCK STAR (2hrs)
29-Apr-1991
Executive Producer, Jon Epstein; Co-Executive Producer Peter Falk 
Supervising Producer, Alan J. Levi; Co-Producer, Todd London
Written by William Read Woodfield
Directed by Alan J. Levi
Guest Stars:
Shera Danese ........... Trish Fairbanks
Cheryl Paris ........... Marcy Edwards
Julian Stone ........... Neddy Malcomb
Sondra Currie .......... Sgt. Huback
Little Richard ......... himself
John Martin ............ Sam Marlowe
Steven Gilborn ......... Medical Examiner
John Finnegan .......... police chief
Grant Heslov ........... photo technician
Special Guest Star:
Dabney Coleman ......... Hugh Creighton
  Synopsis:
Columbo pits his wits against a brilliant defence lawyer (Dabney Coleman) who has murdered his rock star girlfriend
to prevent her exposing his unethical courtroom tactics.

[59] NEW Columbo #14: DEATH HITS THE JACKPOT (2hrs)
15-Dec-1991
Executive Producer, Peter Falk; Producer, Christopher Seiter; Co-Producer, Todd London
Written by Jeffrey Bloom
Directed by Vincent McEveety
Guest Stars:
Rip Torn ...................... Leon Lamarr
Jamie Rose .................... Nancy Brower
Gary Kroeger .................. Freddy Brower
Betsy Palmer .................. Martha
Warren Berlinger .............. Det. Stroller
Antony Ponzini ................ Georgey LoPiccolo
Penny Santon .................. Mama
Marilyn Tokuda ................ Jody
Brit Lind ..................... Trish
Synopsis:
Columbo investigates the murder of a photographer who had won $30 million on the lottery, but hatched a plan
to keep it from his estranged wife.

[60] NEW Columbo #15: NO TIME TO DIE
15-Mar-1992
Executive Producer, Peter Falk; Co-Executive Producer, Alan J. Levi
Co-Producer, Todd London; Producer, Christopher Seiter
Teleplay by Robert Van Scoyk;  Based on a Story by Ed McBain
Directed by Alan J. Levi
Guest Stars: (verified on film)
Joanna Going .................. Melissa Hays
Thomas Calabro ................ Andy Parma
Dan Butler .................... Sgt. Robert Goodman
Doug Savant ................... Det. Dennis Mulrooney
Daniel McDonald ............... abductor
Daniel Davis .................. Alex Varick
Lance LeGault ................. Police Capt. Derek
Juliet Mills .................. Eileen Hacker
David Byrd .................... Bill Bailey
Don Swayze .................... Albert Wagner
And:
Donald Moffat ................. Sheldon Hays
 Synopsis:
A rare sighting of Columbo in formal dress - only for his nephew's wedding, where his wealthy bride is the
subject of a bizarre kidnapping.

[61] NEW Columbo #16: A BIRD IN THE HAND
22-Nov-1992
Opening Theme, "Rags to Riches" sung by Tony Bennett (uncredited)
Executive Producer, Peter Falk; Producer, Christopher Seiter; Associate Producer, Jack Horger
Written by Jackson Gillis
Directed by Vincent McEveety
Guest Stars:
Tyne Daly ............... Dolores McCain
Greg Evigan ............. Harold McCain
Frank McRae ............. Lt. Robertson
Don S. Davis ............ Bertie
Leon Singer ............. Fernando
Michael Gregory ......... Mr. Hacker
And:
Steve Forrest ........... Big Fred
Synopsis:
Columbo investigates the death of a compulsive gambler with a mountain of debts who plants a bomb under his
wealthy uncle's car, hoping to bump off the old boy and inherit hisloot

[62] NEW Columbo #17: IT'S ALL IN THE GAME
31-Oct-1993
Producer, Christopher Seiter
Written by Peter Falk
Directed by Vincent J. McEveety
Guest Stars:
Faye Dunaway .................. Lauren Black
Claudia Christian ............. Lisa
Armando Pucci ................. Nick Franco
Bill Macy ..................... Mr. Ruddick
John Finnegan ................. Barney
And:
Doug Sheehan .................. Riley
 Synopsis:
Lt. Columbo is assigned to investigate the murder of a Latin American playboy gambler, but finds the
dead man's girl friedn (Faye Dunnaway) a distraction.

[63] NEW Columbo #18: BUTTERFLIES IN SHADES OF GREY
10-Jan-1994
Executive Producer, Peter Falk; Producer, Christopher Seiter; Associate Producer, Jack Horger
Written by Peter S. Fischer
Directed by Dennis Dugan
Guest Stars:
William Shatner ............... Fielding Chase
Molly Hagan ................... Victoria Chase
Jack Laufer ................... Jerry Winters
Richard Klein ................. Lou Cayton
Yorgo Constantine ............. Ted Malloy
Mark Lonow .................... Howard Sperling
Beverly Leech ................. Deirdre Ross
Brian Markinson ............... assistant director
 Synopsis:
L.A. radio moderator Fielding Chase (William Shatner) kills Jerry Winters; a staff member who tried to help his
daughter leave him to become a writer in NeW York

[64] NEW Columbo #19: UNDERCOVER
02-May-1994
Executive Producer, Peter Falk; Producer, Christopher Seiter
Produced & Directed by Vincent J. McEveety
Co-Producer, Jack Horger; Associate Producer, Lisa Tygett
Teleplay by Gerry Day; Based on a Story by Ed McBain
Guest Stars:
Ed Begley, Jr.
............ Irving Krutch
Burt Young ................ Bo Weinberg
Harrison Page ............. Det.Sgt. Brown
Shera Danese .............. Geraldine Ferguson
Edward Hibbert ............ Bramley Kahn
Kristin Bauer ............. Suzie Endicott
Albie Selznick ............ Det. McKittrick
Joe Chrest
Robert Donner
Hank Garrett .............. Capt. Landau
Special Guest Star:
Tyne Daly ................. Dorothea McNally
 A change from the usual Columbo format.

[65] NEW Columbo #20: STRANGE BEDFELLOWS (1995)
8-May-1995
Executive Producer Peter Falk; Produced & Directed by by Vincent McEveety
Produced by Christopher Seiter; Co-Producer Jack Horgerr ; Associate Producer Lisa Tygett
Written by Lawrence Vail
Guest Stars:
George Wendt .... Graham McVeigh
Jeff Yagher .... Teddy McVeigh
Jay Acovone .... Bruno Romano
Linda Gehringer .... Lorraine Buchinsky
Bruce Kirby .... Sgt. Phil Brindle
Don Calfa .... Rudy
William Bogert .... Randall Thurston
Shani Wallis .... Gwen
John Finnegan
And:
Rod Steiger .... Vincenzo Forteli
Synopsis:
When Race Horse Farm Owner Graham McVeigh (George Wendt) kills his brother and frames a mob bookie for the crime,
then kills the bookie and claims self-defense.

[66] NEW Columbo #21: A TRACE OF MURDER (1997) 25th Anniversary Episode 
15-May-1997
Executive Producer Peter Falk ; Produced & Directed by by Vincent McEveety
Produced by Christopher Seiter; Co-Producer Jack Horgerr; Associate Producer Lisa Tygett
Written by Charles Kipps
Directed by Vincent McEveety
Guest Stars:
David Rasche .... Patrick Kinsley (Sledge Hammer)
Shera Danese .... Cathleen Calvert
Barry Corbin .... Clifford Calvert
Co-Starring: (opening credits)
Raye Birk .... Howard Seltzer
Will Nye .... Officer Will
John Finnegan .... Barney
 Synopsis:
A millionaire's being threatened with a lawsuit by a man he did business with. And at the same time his mercenary
of a wife has been having an affair...

[67] NEW Columbo #22: ASHES TO ASHES (1998)  
8-Oct-1998
Executive Producer: Peter Falk; Co-Executive Producer Patrick McGoohan
Co-Producer:  Jack Horger; Producer: Christopher Seiter; Associate Producer: Bruce E. Gorman
Written by: Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Patrick McGoohan
Guest Stars:
Patrick McGoohan .......... Eric Prince, renowed Hollywood mortician to the stars
Rue McClanahan ............ Verity Chandler, tabloid reporter, murder victim
Richard Rhiele
Spencer Garrett
Aubrey Morris ............. Fred, the funeral home minister
Edie McClurg .............. Mrs. Mel Lervy
Richard Libertini ......... Sheik Ir-Ahmed
Ron Masak ................. Eddie Finella, cabbie
Catherine McGoohan ........ Rita, Prince's Administrative Asst.
Scott N. Stevens
And:
Sally Kellerman ........... Liz Houston 
 Synopsis:
'Grisly undertakings on Sunset Boulevard . . . Patrick McGoohan (in his fourth stint as a 'Columbo' villain) plays
Eric Prince, a renowned Hollywood mortician whose criminal past is about to be revealed by tabloid reporter Verity
Chandler (Rue McClanahan). In a rage, Prince kills her and cremates the corpse. When Chandler turns up in a missing
-person's report, the case smacks of murder to police Lieutenant Columbo (Peter Falk), he of the rumpled raincoat
and ever-present cigar.  The ensuing cat-and-mouse sparring between the cagey cop and the crafty undertaker enlivens
this 1998 teleplay.'

[68] NEW Columbo #23: MURDER WITH TOO MANY NOTES (2000)
12-Mar-2001
Executive Producer Peter Falk / Co-Executive Producer Patrick McGoohan
Producer Christopher Seiter/ Co-Producer Jack Horger; Associate Producer Bruce E. Gorman
Teleplay by Jeffrey Cava and Patrick McGoohan / Story by Jeffrey Cava
Directed by Patrick McGoohan
Guest Stars:
Billy Connolly .... Findlay Crawford
Richard Riehle .... Sgt Degarmo
Charles Cioffi
Hillary Danner .... Rebecca
Chad Willett .... Gabriel McEnery
Scott Atkinson
  Synopsis:
Findlay Crawford, a Hollywood film composer and conductor, murders a talented composer/musician who has been
ghostwriting most of Crawford's work in recent years, including the entire score for the last film, which won
an Oscar. Crawford is jealous of the young musician whose talent outshines his own. Will Columbo find out who
did it? It's just one more thing.

[69] NEW Columbo #24: COLUMBO LIKES THE NIGHTLIFE -aka- "Murder By Suicide" (final episode)
30-Jan-2003
Columbo gets a taste of the Los Angeles rave scene as he investigates the apparent suicide of a tabloid reporter.

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