Lifelong Columbo fan and British crime writer Mark Billingham becomes the legendary cop’s arch-adversary this week when he sets out to uncover his secrets and the reasons why Columbo became one of the greatest, most watched television shows in the world.
In Just One More Thing � Columbo! (BBC Radio , Tuesday 11 September) Mark tracks down and investigates an all-star cast � the main suspects that he thinks made the programme so great: Lieutenant Colombo, the four-time Emmy Award-winning Peter Falk; the creator of Colombo, Emmy Award-winning William Link; Steven Bochco, the Emmy Award-winning story editor; Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme; guest star Robert Vaughn, who pitted his wits twice against the super sleuth; and the great American actor Ben Gazzara, who directed Columbo for his friend, Peter Falk.
The series, in production for over 30 years, won multiple Emmy Awards and Golden Globes and has been syndicated and watched around the world. Just One More Thing � Columbo! explores the secrets behind this amazing success.
Just One More Thing � Columbo! Tuesday 11 September 11.00-11.30am BBC RADIO 4