Columbo was and still is a legendary television show. Columbo was
the first of a new breed of television detectives. Peter Falk starred as the
Police Lieutenant Columbo. Columbo is one of the most off beat detectives television
has ever seen. Lieutenant Columbo was perceived as a slow-witted, shabby Lieutenant
with his ever-present cigar.
Columbo ran from 1971– 1979 however the pilot was first
aired in 1968 running for 7 seasons on NBC. From 1989 to the
present day Columbo has been revived including one off specials.
The legend that is Columbo:
Lieutenant Columbo – Peter
Lieutenant Columbo was part of The NBC Mystery
Movie franchise. Columbo's first name according to NBC is still
a mystery however Legendary TV has discovered Lieutenant Columbo's
first name. This has been a mystery since the very first pilot
in 1971 but thanks to Universal we can confirm his first name.
Please click on the link to your right for a special dedicated
page on Lieutenant Columbo's first name.
Richard Levinson and William Link created Columbo
but the Legendary Peter Falk brought Lieutenant Columbo to life.
Peter Falk gave a legendary performance in each Columbo episode
and thanks to Peter's passion for making this show the best it
could ever be the show was number one for many years.
Columbo the show had a number of trademarks which
included the murder always taking place at the beginning of each
episode, this put a new twist in murder mysteries. Although the
audience knew who the murderer was they now had the challenge
of trying to out wit the murderer and discover clues from the
This show was more about the detective who solved
the crimes, Lieutenant Columbo, rather than the more traditional
mysteries of who done it? Lieutenant Columbo was all about out
witting the murderer and never taking anything at face value.
Columbo made the audience think outside of the box rather than
just who done it, this was intelligent television.
The beauty of Columbo was always about his intelligent
and the audience being able to watch this master detective at
work. Columbo was an inspiration to new thinking and new murder
mysteries. It is a credit to Peter Falk and everyone who was
ever involved with Columbo, it appeals still to all ages and
weathered the test of time. Columbo is a true Legend.