The LAPD's cleverest detective returns to solve more seemingly unsolvable murders. Peter Falk stars as Detective Columbo, whose disheveled appearance and lackadaisical investigations disguise his sharp and shrewd intelligence. COLUMBO became popular and famous for its clever dramatic structure and Peter Falk's winning portrayal of the detective. Each episode opens with a murder, followed by Columbo's investigation, and finally his revelation of how he put the events together. This collection of episodes covers the entire fifth series.