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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Columbo' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Columbo':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)





March 1, 1971: Ransom For A Dead Man
Season 0, episode 1
W: Dean Hargrove   D: Richard Irving

With Jed Allan (Phil), Harold Gould (Agent Carlson), John Fink (Michael Clarke), Lee Grant (Leslie Williams), Charles Macaulay (Richard), Richard Roat (Perkins), Bill Walker (Cromwell), Paul Carr (Hammond), Celeste Yarnall (Gloria), Patricia Mattick (Margaret Williams), Richard O'Brien (Priest), Hank Brandt (Doctor), Jeane Byron (Pat).
A brilliant woman attorney secretly kills her husband, then devises a scheme to gain possession of her stepdaughter's trust fund.





September 15, 1971: Murder By The Book
Season 1, episode 1
W: Steven Bocho   D: Steven Spielberg

With Rosemary Forsyth (Joanna Ferris), Martin Milner (Jim Ferris), Jack Cassidy (Ken Franklin), Lynette Mettey (Gloria), Barbara Colby (Lilly La Sanka).
Peter Falk stars in the premiere of Columbo, one of three rotating mystery dramas (with McCloud and McMillan and Wife). Columbo is a colorful police lieutenant whose disheveled and lackadaisical approach masks a finely-tuned mind to the mores of criminals. Tonight, a mystery writer plans a "perfect crime" with his ex-partner as the target.

October 6, 1971: Death Lends A Hand
Season 1, episode 2
W: William Link, Richard Levinson   D: Bernard L. Kowalski

With Ray Milland (Arthur Kennicutt), Pat Crowley (Lenore Kennicutt), Robert Culp (Brimmer), Brett Halsey (Ken Archer), Eric James (Denning), Lieux Dressler (Ceil Gentry), Barbara Baldavin (Secretary).
A private investigator called in to check out an unfaithful wife gives her husband a phony clean bill of health report and then attempts to blackmail the young woman.

October 27, 1971: Dead Weight
Season 1, episode 3
W: John T. Dugan   D: Jack Smight

With Kate Reid (Mrs. Walters), Suzanne Pleshette (Helen Stewart), Eddie Albert (Major General Martin Hollister), John Kerr (Col. Roger Dutton), Val Avery (Harry Barnes).
Det. Columbo's prime witness begins to doubt her testimony when the murder suspect, a war hero, takes up courting her.

November 17, 1971: Suitable For Framing
Season 1, episode 4
W: Jackson Gillis   D: Hy Averback

With Don Ameche (Frank Simpson), Kim Hunter (Edna Matthews), Ross Martin (Dale Kingston), Rosanna Huffman (Tracy O'Connor), Vic Tayback (Sam Franklin), Mary Wickes (Landlady), Barney Phillips (Capt. Wyler), Sandra Gould (Matron).
Det. Columbo is caught in a complicated case of stolen art and murder with evidence pointing to an innocent woman.

December 15, 1971: Lady In Waiting
Season 1, episode 5
W: Steven Bochco   D: Norman Lloyd

With Leslie Nielsen (Peter Hamilton), Richard Anderson (Bryce Chadwick), Jessie Royce Landis (Mother Chadwick), Susan Clark (Beth Chadwick), Barbara Rhoades (Hostess), Garry Walberg (Detective), Jon Lormer (Hearing Officer), Richard Bull (Detective), Joel Fluellen (Charles).
Det. Columbo investigates a murder brought about when a brother and sister quarrel over a corporation.

January 19, 1972: Short Fuse
Season 1, episode 6
W: Jackson Gillis   D: Edward M. Abroms

With William Windom (Everett Logan), James Gregory (David Buckner), Ida Lupino (Doris Buckner), Roddy McDowall (Roger Stanford), Anne Francis (Valerie Bishop), Jason Wingreen (Policeman), Lew Brown (Farrell), Stuart Nisbet (Pinstripe), Eddie Quillan (Ferguson), Lawrence Cook (Quincy).
Det. Columbo investigates a murder caused by an exploding cigar box, and has a confrontation with the killer on the Palm Springs tramway.

February 9, 1972: Blueprint For Murder
Season 1, episode 7
W: Steven Bochco   D: Peter Falk

With Patrick O'Neal (Elliot Markham), Janis Paige (Goldie Williamson), Forrest Tucker (Bo Williamson), Pamela Austin (Jennifer Williamson), Bettye Ackerman (Miss Sherman), John Fiedler (Dr. Moss), John Finnegan (Carl).
When a leading architect is suspected of murder, Columbo is persuaded to dig up a newly poured pylon at a building site to search for the body.





September 17, 1972: Etude In Black
Season 2, episode 1
W: Steven Bochco   D: Nicholas Colasanto

With John Cassavetes (Alex Benedict), Blythe Danner (Janice Benedict), Anjanette Comer (Jennifer Welles), Myrna Loy (Lizzy Fielding), James Olson (Paul Rifkin), James McEachin (Billy Jones), Don Knight (Mike Alexander), Pat Morita (Houseboy), Michael Fox (Dr. Benson).
The second season begins with the ever-dogged Lt. Columbo investigating a classical music conductor who is the victim of blackmail by hs mistress, and who becomes involved in murder.

October 15, 1972: The Greenhouse Jungle
Season 2, episode 2
W: Jonathan Latimer   D: Boris Sagal

With Ray Milland (Jarvis Goodland), Bradford Dillman (Tony Goodland), Bob Dishy (Sgt. Wilson), Sandra Smith (Cathy Goodland), William Smith (Ken Nichols), Arlene Martel (Gloria West), Robert Karnes (Grover).
A weak nephew cooperates with his uncle in his own fake kidnapping to break a trust fund and is murdered for his trouble. Columbo's investigation is hampered by an over-eager police sergeant assigned to help him on the case.

November 5, 1972: The Most Crucial Game
Season 2, episode 3
W: John T. Dugan   D: Jeremy Kagan

With Robert Culp (Paul Hanlon), Dean Jagger (Walter Cannell), James Gregory (Coach Rizzo), Valerie Harper (Eve Babcock), Susan Howard (Shirley Wagner), Dean Stockwell (Eric Wagner), Val Avery (Ralph Dobbs), Richard Stahl (Mr. Fremont).
With the aid of electronics, a man sets up an alibi to cover his absence from a football game and a murder. Columbo's investigation runs the gamut from the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, to a lady of the evening who mistakes him for a client.

November 26, 1972: Dagger Of The Mind
Season 2, episode 4
W: Jackson Gillis   D: Richard Quine

With Richard Basehart (Nicholas Frame), Wilfrid Hyde-White (Tanner), Bernard Fox (Chief Durk), John Williams (Sir Roger Haversham), Honor Blackman (Lilian Stanhope), Arthur Malet (Joe Fenwick), Harvey Jason (Director), Ronald Long (Mr. Jones), Walker Edmiston (Gardener), John Fraser (Sgt. O'Keefe).
Lt. Columbo goes to England to study Scotland Yard's investigative techniques and becomes involved in a very unusual murder case.

January 21, 1973: Requiem For A Falling Star
Season 2, episode 5
W: Jackson Gillis   D: Richard Quine

With Pippa Scott (Jean Davis), Anne Baxter (Nora Chandler), Mel Ferrer (Jerry Parks), Kevin McCarthy (Dr. Frank Simmons), Frank Converse (Mr. Fallon).
Mystery surrounds an aging actress who chooses to live in a small cottage in the center of a huge Hollywood lot after the death of her husband, and who plots against a gossip columnist prying into her affairs.

February 11, 1973: A Stitch In Crime
Season 2, episode 6
W: Shirl Hendryx   D: Hy Averback

With Leonard Nimoy (Dr. Mayfield), Anne Francis (Sharon Martin), Nita Talbot (Marsha Dalton), Jared Martin (Harry Alexander), Aneta Corsaut (Nurse Morgan), Will Geer (Dr. Heidemann), Victor Millan (Det. Flores), Kenneth Sansom (Paul), Murray MacLeod (Dr. Simpson), Leonard Simon (Dr. Michaelson), Ron Stokes (Tom).
A brilliant surgeon murders a nurse after she suspects he's trying to kill his colleague, a world-famous heart expert.

March 4, 1973: The Most Dangerous Match
Season 2, episode 7
W: Jackson Gillis   D: Edward M. Abroms

With Laurence Harvey (Emmett Clayton), Jack Kruschen (Tomlin Dudek), Lloyd Bochner (Mazoor Berozski), Heidi Bruhl (Linda Robinson), Michael Fox (Dr. Benson), Paul Jenkins (Sgt. Douglas), Stuart Nisbet (Dr. Sullivan), Oscar Beregi Jr. (Restaurant Proprietor).
Lt. Columbo is called in when a former chess champion is found gravely injured before his world title match with the current champion, who knows that his reign would be over if the two should meet.

March 25, 1973: Double Shock
Season 2, episode 8
W: Steven Bochco, Peter Allan Fields   D: Robert Butler

With Martin Landau (Dexter Paris/Norman Paris), Jeanette Nolan (Mrs. Peck), Tim O'Connor (Michael Hathaway), Julie Newmar (Lisa Chambers), Paul Stewart (Clifford Paris), Dabney Coleman (Det. Murray), Kate Hawley (Mrs. Johnson), Michael Richardson (Lawyer).
Lt. Columbo investigates twin brothers who are suspected of murdering a wealthy uncle on the eve of his marriage to a young girl.





September 23, 1973: Lovely But Lethal
Season 3, episode 1
W: Jackson Gillis   D: Jeannot Szwarc

With Vera Miles (Viveca Scott), Martin Sheen (Karl Lessing), Vincent Price (David Lang), Sian Barbara Allen (Shirley Blaine), Fred Draper (Dr. Murcheson), Gino Conforti (Ferdy).
The third season begins as a cosmetics queen murders a young chemist to recover a beauty formula, and leads Columbo through an investigation that uncovers a fierce battle for cosmetics industry supremacy involving lying, stealing and industrial espionage.

October 7, 1973: Any Old Port In A Storm
Season 3, episode 2
W: Stanley Ralph Ross   D: Leo Penn

With Donald Pleasence (Adrian Carsini), Julie Harris (Karen Fielding), Vito Scotti (Maitre'd), Gary Conway (Enrico Carsini), Joyce Jillson (Joan Stacey), Dana Elcar (Falcon), Robert Walden (Billy Fine), Reid Smith (Andy Stevens), Regis Cordic (Lewis), Robert Ellenstein (Stein), Pamela Campbell (Cassie Marlowe).
Lt. Columbo learns about winemaking and the not so brotherly relationship between two owners of a family winery which results in a murder.

November 4, 1973: Candidate For Crime
Season 3, episode 3
W: Roland Kibbee, Dean Hargrove   D: Boris Sagal

With Jackie Cooper (Nelson Hayward), Ken Swofford (Harry Stone), Joanne Linville (Victoria Hayward), Tisha Sterling (Linda Johnson), Robert Karnes (Sgt. Verson), Regis Cordic (Deputy Commissioner), Jay Varela (Sgt. Rojas), Sandy Kenyon (Harris), Jack Riley (Director), Mario Gallo (Dr. Perenchio), Vito Scotti (Mr. Chadwick).
Columbo is on the trail of a bizarre murder plot involving a senatorial candidate who murders his campaign manager to keep his name clear of a love triangle.

December 16, 1973: Double Exposure
Season 3, episode 4
W: Stephen J. Cannell   D: Richard Quine

With Robert Culp (Dr. Bart Keppler), Chuck McCann (Roger White), Louise Latham (Mrs. Norris), Robert Middleton (Victor Norris), Arlene Martel (Tanya Baker), Francis DeSales (Patterson), Dennis Robertson (Det. Marley), Ann Driscoll (Mrs. Halstead), E.A. Sirianni (Norbert), George Wyner (Film Editor), Richard Stahl (Ballistics Man).
A ruthless motivational research specialist uses blackmail to further his career -- and kills one of his blackmail victims when he threatens to go to the police.

January 13, 1974: Publish Or Perish
Season 3, episode 5
W: Peter S. Fischer   D: Robert Butler

With Jack Cassidy (Riley Greenleaf), Mickey Spillane (Allen Mallory), Mariette Hartley (Eileen Macrae), John Davis Chandler (Eddie Kane), Jacques Aubuchon (Jeffrey Neal), Gregory Sierra (Lou D'Allesandro), Alan Fudge (David Chase), Paul Shenar (Sgt. Young), Ted Gehring (Security Guard), Vern Rowe (Restaurant Owner).
A ruthless publisher orders the slaying of his best-selling writer to prevent his future association with a competing publishing house.

February 10, 1974: Mind Over Mayhem
Season 3, episode 6
W: Steven Bochco, Dean Hargrove   D: Alf Kjellin

With Jose Ferrer (Dr. Marshall Cahill), Jessica Walter (Margaret Nichols), Lew Ayres (Prof. Howard Nichols), Robert Walker Jr. (Neil Cahill), Lee H. Montgomery (Steve Spelberg), Lou Wagner (Ross), Arthur Batanides (Murph), Charles Macaulay (Farnsworth), John Zaremba (Coroner), William Bryant (Fields), Bert Holland (Whitehead), Jefferson Kibbee (Jeff).
The head of a think tank kills a fellow doctor who had threatened to expose the man's son as having plagiarized a scientific theory from a deceased colleague.

March 3, 1974: Swan Song
Season 3, episode 7
W: David Rayfiel, Roland Kibbee, Dean Hargrove   D: Nicholas Colasanto

With Johnny Cash (Tommy Brown), Ida Lupino (Edna Brown), Sorrell Booke (J.J. Stinger), Bill McKinney (Luke Basket), John Dehner (Roland Pangborn), Bonnie Van Dyke (Maryann), Janit Baldwin (Tina), John Randolph (Colonel), Richard Caine (Bennett), Donald Mantooth (Phil), Jefferson Kibbee (Frank), Doug Dirkson (Jeff), Larry Burrell (TV Reporter), Vito Scotti (Mr. Grindell).
A husband-and-wife team of gospel singers, who have a marriage of convenience, are called to the attention of Columbo when the husband fakes an airplane accident to get rid of his fanatically evangelistic wife.

May 5, 1974: A Friend In Deed
Season 3, episode 8
W: Peter S. Fischer, William Link   D: Ben Gazzara

With Richard Kiley (Commissioner Halperin), Michael McGuire (Hugh Caldwell), Val Avery (Artie Jessup), Rosemary Murphy (Margaret Halperin), Eleanor Zee (Thelma), Arlene Martel (Sales Girl), Victor Campos (Doyle), Byron Morrow (Amos Lawrence), Joshua Bryant (Dr. MacMurray), James V. Christy (Sharkey), Alma Beltran (Mrs. Fernandez), Albert Popwell (Al Como), John Finnegan (Lt. Dryer).
A deputy police commissioner provides an alibi to a friend who has just killed his wife. Later the commissioner kills his own wife, and gets the friend to repay the favor.





September 15, 1974: An Exercise In Fatality
Season 4, episode 1
W: Peter S. Fischer   D: Bernard L. Kowalski

With Robert Conrad (Milo Janus), Gretchen Corbett (Jessica Conroy), Pat Harrington Jr. (Buddy Castle), Collin Wilcox (Ruth Stafford), Philip Bruns (Gene Stafford), Jude Farese (Al Murphy), Darrell Zwerling (Lewis Lacey).
A physical-fitness zealot slays a business associate who has uncovered some fraudulent dealings, and then tries to cover up his crime.

October 6, 1974: Negative Reaction
Season 4, episode 2
W: Peter S. Fischer   D: Alf Kjellin

With Dick Van Dyke (Paul Galesco), Don Gordon (Alvin Deschler), Antoinette Bower (Frances Galesco), Joanna Cameron (Lorna), Joyce Van Patten, Vito Scotti (Thomas Dolan), Larry Storch (Mr. Weekly), Alice Backes (Mrs. Mayland), Harvey Gold (Harry Lewis), Bill Zuckert (Capt. Sampson).
A henpecked photographer carries out a deadly plan to liberate himself from a domineering wife.

October 27, 1974: By Dawn's Early Light
Season 4, episode 3
W: Howard Berk   D: Harvey Hart

With Patrick McGoohan (Col. Rumford), Tom Simcox (William Haynes), Mark Wheeler (Cadet Springer), Bruce Kirby (George Kramer), Karen Lamm (Susan Gerard), Burr DeBenning (Captain Loomis), Madeleine Sherwood (Miss Brady), Sidney Armus (Officer Corso), Bruno Kirby (Cadet Morgan).
An overbearing military academy commandant, who believes his military career is about to end, devises an ingenious scheme to eliminate the man responsible.

February 9, 1975: Troubled Waters
Season 4, episode 4
W: Jackson Gillis, William Driskill   D: Ben Gazzara

With Poupee Bocar (Rosanna Wells), Robert Vaughn (Hayden Danziger), Patrick Macnee (Captain Gibbon), Dean Stockwell (Lloyd Harrington), Bernard Fox (Purser Watkins), Jane Greer (Sylvia Danziger), Robert Douglas (Dr. Pierce), Susan Damante (Melissa), Peter Maloney (Artie Podell), Curtis Credel (Magician).
Lt. Columbo's vacation aboard an ocean cruiser to Mexico goes off course when the ship's featured vocalist is found dead.

March 2, 1975: Playback
Season 4, episode 5
W: David Lewis, Booker Bradshaw   D: Bernard L. Kowalski

With Oskar Werner (Harold van Wyck), Gena Rowlands (Elizabeth van Wyck), Robert Brown (Arthur Midas), Patricia Barry (Francine), Martha Scott (Margaret Midas), Herbert Jefferson Jr. (Baxter), Bart Burns (Thompson), Trisha Noble (Marcy).
A matriarch who is slain in her own home in front of the TV cameras she used to keep out intruders, has both her family and Lt. Columbo stumped.

April 27, 1975: A Deadly State Of Mind
Season 4, episode 6
W: Peter S. Fischer   D: Harvey Hart

With George Hamilton (Dr. Marcus Collier), Lesley Ann Warren (Nadia Donner), Stephen Elliott (Karl Donner), Karen Machon (Dr. Borden), Fred Draper (David Morris), Bruce Kirby (Sgt. Kramer), Ryan MacDonald (Charles Whelan), Jack Manning (Daniel Morris), William Wintersole (Dr. Hunt), Gloria Kaufman (Brenda), Redmond Gleeson (Arnold), Vance Davis (Officer Hendryx), Danny Wells (Gary Keppler).
An unscrupulous psychiatrist romances a wealthy young woman while treating her emotional problems. The union is shattered, however, when the woman's husband, an influential university trustee, threatens to have him fired -- a threat that costs him his life.





September 14, 1975: Forgotten Lady
Season 5, episode 1
W: William Driskill   D: Harvey Hart

With Janet Leigh (Grace Willis), John Payne (Ned Diamond), Maurice Evans (Raymond), Sam Jaffe (Henry Willis), Scott Salmon (Fred Loring), Harvey Gold (Coroner), Ross Elliott (Dr. Lansberg), Robert F. Simon (Dr. Westrum), Army Archerd (Himself), Linda Gaye Scott (Alma), Francine York (Sgt. Lefkowitz), Jerome Guardino (Harris).
In the fifth season opener, an aging movie queen yearns for a return to the big time and plots the demise of her wealthy physician husband -- the man who forced her to give up her career in the first place.

October 12, 1975: A Case Of Immunity
Season 5, episode 2
W: Lou Shaw   D: Ted Post

With Hector Elizondo (Hassan Salah), Sal Mineo (Rahmin Habib), Barry Robins (King), Kenneth Tobey (Police Commissioner), Andre Lawrence (Youseff Alafa), Xenia Gratsos (Zena), Dick Dinman (Kermit Morgan), George Skaff (Kura), Nate Esformes (Hakim), Bill Zuckert (Capt. August), Harvey Gold (Coroner), Jay Varela (Capt. Ortega).
A crime that appears to be politically motivated puts Columbo on the trail of a foreign dignitary.

November 2, 1975: Identity Crisis
Season 5, episode 3
W: William Driskill   D: Patrick McGoohan

With Patrick McGoohan (Nelson Brenner), Leslie Nielsen (A.J. Henderson), Val Avery (Louie), David White (Phil Corrigan), Bruce Kirby (George Kramer), Vito Scotti (Salvatore Defonte), Otis Young (Lawrence Melville), Barbara Rhoades (Joyce), Carmen Argenziano (Coroner), Cliff Carnell (Don), Paul Gleason (Parsons), Angela May (Ruth), Betty McGuire (Della).
An advertising executive's secret life as a top spy is endangered when he becomes the target of Lt. Columbo's homicide investigation.

February 1, 1976: A Matter Of Honor
Season 5, episode 4
W: Brad Radnitz   D: Ted Post

With Ricardo Montalban (Luis Montoya), Robert Carricart (Hector Rangel), A Martinez (Curro Rangel), Maria Grimm (Nina Montoya), Pedro Armendariz Jr. (Lt. Sanchez), Jorge Rivero, Emilio Fernandez, Enrique Lucero, Evita Munoz Chachita.
When a famous bullfighter's trusted bookkeeper turns up dead in a bullring, Lt. Columbo suspects murder -- with a bull as the murder weapon.

February 29, 1976: Now You See Him
Season 5, episode 5
W: Michael Sloan   D: Harvey Hart

With Jack Cassidy (The Great Santini), Nehemiah Persoff (Jesse Jerome), Robert Loggia (Harry Blandford), Bob Dishy (Sgt. Wilson), Cynthia Sikes (Della Santini), George Sperdakos (Thackery), Redmond Gleeson (Danny Green), Victor Izay (Lassiter), Robert Gibbons (Rodger), Michael Payne (Jefferson).
The Great Santini is a master magician, but his employer discovers that he was a Nazi camp guard during World War II and tries to blackmail him.

May 2, 1976: Last Salute To The Commodore
Season 5, episode 6
W: Jackson Gillis   D: Patrick McGoohan

With Robert Vaughn (Charles), Wilfrid Hyde-White (Kittering), John Dehner (Commodore Otis Swanson), Fred Draper (Swanny Swanson), Diane Baker (Joanna Clay), Joshua Bryant (Wayne Taylor), Susan Foster (Lisa), Bruce Kirby (George Kramer).
Commodore Swanson is tired of his greedy son-in-law turning his ship building business into an embarassment and decides to sell the company.





October 10, 1976: Fade In To Murder
Season 6, episode 1
W: Lou Shaw, Peter S. Feibleman   D: Bernard L. Kowalski

With William Shatner (Ward Fowler), Lola Albright (Claire Daley), Alan Manson (Sid Daley), Bert Remsen (Mark Davis), Walter Koenig (Sgt. Johnston), Fred Draper (Joseph), Frank Baxter (Walter Gray), Victor Izay (Conroy), Danny Dayton (Director), Timothy Carey (Tony), Shera Danese (Molly), .
Ward Fowler, who plays the popular TV detective Inspector Lucerne, kills his agent -- who also happens to be his ex-wife -- because she is blackmailing him.

November 28, 1976: Old Fashioned Murder
Season 6, episode 2
W: Peter Feibleman   D: Robert Douglas

With Joyce Van Patten (Ruth Lytton), Jeannie Berlin (Janie Brandt), Tim O'Connor (Edward Lytton), Lucy Saroyan (Elise), Anthony Holland (Darryl), Jess Osuna (Dr. Shaeffer), Peter S. Feibleman (Milton Shaeffer), Celeste Holm (Phyllis Brandt).
A bitter matron sets up a deadly plan involving homicide and robbery to retain possession of a family-owned museum.

May 22, 1977: The Bye-Bye Sky High I.Q. Murder Case
Season 6, episode 3
W: Robert Malcolm Young   D: Sam Wanamaker

With Sorrell Booke (Bertie Hastings), Samantha Eggar (Vivian Brandt), Theodore Bikel (Oliver Brandt), Kenneth Mars (Mike Mars), Basil Hoffman (Mr. Danziger), Howard McGillin (George Campanella), George Sperdakos (Mr. Wagner), Jamie Lee Curtis (Waitress), Carol Jones (Caroline Treynor), Todd Martin (Sgt. Burke), Dorrie Thomson (Miss Elsenback), Carlene Watkins (Amy), Fay DeWitt (Angela), Kathleen King (Suzy).
Columbo tangles with a businessman who killed his partner for embezzling.





November 21, 1977: Try And Catch Me
Season 7, episode 1
W: Paul Tuckahoe, Gene Thompson   D: James Frawley

With Ruth Gordon (Abigail Mitchell), Mariette Hartley (Veronica Bryce), G.D. Spradlin (Martin Hammond), Charles Frank (Edmund Galvin), Mary Jackson (Annie), Jerome Guardino (Sgt. Burke).
A mystery writer becomes obsessed with avenging the death of her niece, and utilizes a plot from one of her novels to slay the man responsible.

January 30, 1978: Murder Under Glass
Season 7, episode 2
W: Robert Van Scoyk   D: Jonathan Demme

With Louis Jourdan (Paul Gerard), Richard A. Dysart (Max Duvall), France Nuyen (Mary Choy), Mako (Mr. Ozu), Larry D. Mann (Albert), Michael V. Gazzo (Vittorio Rossi), Fred Holliday (Crawford), Antony Alda (Mario Delucca), Todd Martin (Sgt. Burke), Alberto Morin (Chef Louis), Jim Murphy (Charlie), Shera Danese (Eve Plummer).
When a restaurateur threatens to expose a blackmailing food critic, he becomes the victim of a near-perfect crime.

February 25, 1978: Make Me A Perfect Murder
Season 7, episode 3
W: Robert Blees   D: James Frawley

With Trish Van Devere (Kay Freestone), Laurence Luckinbill (Mark McAndrews), Patrick O'Neal (Frank Flanagan), Lainie Kazan (Valerie Kirk), Ron Rifkin (Luther), James McEachin (Walter Mearhead), Susan Krebs (Wendy), Milt Kogan (Dubbing).
A network TV programming chief is murdered, and Columbo narrows the list of suspects to a ruthless distaff executive who was passed over for promotion by the victim -- her lover.

April 15, 1978: How To Dial A Murder
Season 7, episode 4
W: Tom Lazarus   D: James Frawley

With Nicol Williamson (Dr. Eric Mason), Tricia O'Neil (Miss Cochrane), Kim Cattrall (Joanne Nichols), Frank Aletter (Dr. Garrison), Ed Begley Jr. (Officer Stein), Joel Fabiani (Charlie).
A noted psychologist, specializing in mind control, uses hs experience and Doberman pinschers to carry out the slaying of his assistant.

May 13, 1978: The Conspirators
Season 7, episode 5
W: Howard Berk   D: Leo Penn

With Albert Paulsen (Vincent Pauley), Clive Revill (Joe Devlin), L.Q. Jones (Chuck Jensen), Bernard Behrens (George O'Connell), Jeanette Nolan (Kate O'Connell), Michael Horton (Kerry Malone), Deborah White (Angela), Sean McClory (Captain), Michael Prince (Michael Moore), Don Whyte (Leach), Tony Giorgio (Harry), John McCann (Brandon).
Irish whisky, a hard-drinking Irish poet and a book of Irish verse with a cryptic inscription are the only elements Lt. Columbo has to work with to solve the slaying of a gun runner.


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