A word on Steven Bochco, Columbo contributor par excellence

The columbophile

Steven Bochco

April 1 2018 struck a sombre note for Columbo fans with news that Steven Bochco had died at the age of 74 after a long battle with leukemia.

I don’t pretend to be a great student of Steven’s work, although of course I’m familiar with many of his blockbuster hits including LA Law, NYPD Blue, Murder One and the seminal Hill Street Blues.

However, it would be poor form to not reflect on Bochco’s not inconsiderable contribution to Columbo, which commenced in 1971 when he wrote Season 1’s opening episode Murder by the Book at the age of 27.

“Bochco wrote Columbo‘s Season 1 opener Murder by the Book at the age of 27.”

In collaboration with rookie director Steven Spielberg, Bochco created a story that stands the test of time better than almost any other Columbo episode, setting a standard of interaction and confrontation…

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Utopia - you are standing in it promotes a classical liberal view of the world and champion the mass flourishing of humanity through capitalism and the rule of law. The origin of the blog is explained in the first blog post at https://utopiayouarestandinginit.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/why-call-my-blog-utopia-you-are-standing-in-it/

One thought on “A word on Steven Bochco, Columbo contributor par excellence

  1. nottrampis

    always be known for the great Hill St blues possibly the only yank police drama to reach UK heights in class

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