List of Episodes

Dates are those of first transmission on US network television and are in the British format  – dd/mm/yyyy.

0.1 Prescription: Murder 20/02/1968
0.2 Ransom for a dead man 01/03/1971
1.1 Murder by the book 15/09/1971
1.2 Death lends a hand 06/10/1971
1.3 Dead Weight 27/10/1971
1.4 Suitable for framing 17/11/1971
1.5 Lady in waiting 15/12/1971
1.6 Short fuse 19/01/1972
1.7 Blueprint for murder 09/02/1972
2.1 Etude in black 17/09/1972
2.2 The greenhouse jungle 15/10/1972
2.3 The most crucial game 05/11/1972
2.4 Dagger of the mind 26/11/1972
2.5 Requiem for a falling star 21/01/1973
2.6 A stitch in crime 11/02/1973
2.7 The most dangerous match 04/03/1973
2.8 Double shock 25/03/1973
3.1 Lovely but lethal 23/09/1973
3.2 Any old port in a storm 07/10/1973
3.3 Candidate for crime 04/11/1973
3.4 Double exposure 16/12/1973
3.5 Publish or perish 18/01/1974
3.6 Mind over mayhem 10/02/1974
3.7 Swansong 03/03/1974
3.8 A Friend in Deed 05/05/1974
4.1 An exercise in fatality 15/09/1974
4.2 Negative reaction 06/10/1974
4.3 By dawn’s early light 27/10/1974
4.4 Troubled waters 09/02/1975
4.5 Playback 02/03/1975
4.6 A deadly state of mind 27/04/1975
5.1 Forgotten lady 14/09/1975
5.2 A case of immunity 12/10/1975
5.3 Identity Crisis 02/11/1975
5.4 A matter of honor 01/02/1976
5.5 Now you see him 29/02/1976
5.6 Last salute to the commodore 02/05/1976
6.1 Fade in to murder 10/10/1976
6.2 Old fashioned murder 28/11/1976
6.3 The Bye Bye Sky High IQ murder case 02/05/1977
7.1 Try and catch me 21/11/1977
7.2 Murder under glass 30/01/1978
7.3 Make me a perfect murder 28/02/1978
7.4 How to dial a murder 15/04/1978
7.5 The conspirators 13/05/1978
8.1 Columbo Goes to the Guillotine 06/02/1989
8.2 Murder, smoke and shadows 27/02/1989
8.3 Sex and the married detective 03/04/1989
8.4 Grand deceptions 01/05/1989
9.1 Murder, a self portrait 25/11/1989
9.2 Columbo Cries Wolf 20/01/1990
9.3 Agenda for murder 10/02/1990
9.4 Rest in peace, Mrs. Columbo 31/03/1990
9.5 Uneasy Lies the Crown 28/04/1990
9.6 Murder in Malibu 14/05/1990
10.1 Columbo goes to College 09/12/1990
10.2 Caution: Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health 20/02/1991
10.3 Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star 29/04/1991
S.1 Death Hits The Jackpot 15/12/1991
S.2 No Time To Die 15/03/1992
S.3 A Bird In The Hand … 22/11/1992
S.4 It’s All In The Game 31/10/1993
S.5 Butterfly In Shades Of Gray 10/01/1994
S.6 Undercover 02/05/1994
S.7 Strange Bedfellows 08/05/1995
S.8 A Trace of Murder – 25th Anniversary 15/05/1997
S.9 Ashes to Ashes 09/10/1998
S.10 Murder With Too Many Notes 12/03/2001
S.11 Columbo Likes the Nightlife 30/01/2003

Note: Sources differ as to whether there were eleven series of Columbo or only ten (with a number of one-off specials in either case). When ABC revived the show in 1989, it also revived the concept of the Mystery Wheel and episodes 8.1 to 9.6 of Columbo were broadcast in that format. Episodes 10.1 to 10.3 were not, but were announced together and broadcast one every couple of months, so can be considered part of a season also. Some sources give It’s All in the Game, Butterfly in Shades of Gray and Undercover as part of “Season 11”, others – including the recent DVD releases – just count them as further one-off specials after the end of Season 10. Having to make a call, and partly to avoid switching back and forth from season numbering to specials numbering, I’ve taken this approach and called everything after Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star a special.


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