We pay tribute to Peter Falk's iconic TV character Columbo, the erratic and absent-minded detective who was a genius at solving homicides. In his trademark rumpled raincoat, Columbo pesters his suspects, always returning to ask "one more thing." Joining Richard is "Columbophile," an afficionado of Columbo who has kept the show before the masses. He describes his dedication:
"I’ve been active in Twitter circles as @columbophile for about 3 yrs & 13,000 tweets. I’m the number 1 Columbo resource on Twitter. I’m also active on Instagram. I see myself as a facilitator in sharing Columbo humour, insight & style with fellow fans & growing the online Columbo community. I like to see everyday the interactions that go on between my friends & followers who have discovered that shared interest & used it to form relationships & friendships. I’ve been a long-time fan of the show since childhood, watching the reruns of classic episodes, as well as the new ones. My granddad liked the show & I remember watching Bye-Bye Sky High IQ Murder Case & Try & Catch Me at his house with him when I was 9 or 10. It’s no coincidence that they remain amongst my favourite episodes. In the early 2000s I introduced my girlfriend, now wife, to the show on in the UK. She’s Australian & wasn’t familiar with the show, but she enjoyed it as one of the things we had in common. As soon as the show came out on DVD I bought every new season as soon as it became available, & had them shipped over from the US to avoid waiting for UK release. I became a collector of vintage Columbo memorabilia, notably international film posters from the 1970s, I have a collection of those which take pride of place around the house. In the social media age, it’s been fun to share my passion for the program & come across others who share that love."
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