Peter Falk gives a great performance as a Homicide detective who drive an old car, wears a frumpy rain coat and acts like he is dazed and confused. His suspect are wealthy and have committed the perfect crime, Columbo thinks of every way of cracking cases and finding out who is the culprit. He has a famous catch phrase "Just One More Thing" which was added to the lexicon of the English language. His character is based on a Dovstievsky novel "Crimes and Punishment".
Columbo also has a list of great guest stars as well. Including Robert Culp, Leslie Nielson, Roddy McDowell, Brenda Vacarro, William Shatner, Jack Cassidy, Ray Milland, Bradford Dillman, Jose Ferrer and many others.