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Columbo: Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

TV presenter Wade Anders has used underhanded tactics to steal the plum job of anchorman on Crime Alert (a programme that reconstructs unsolved crimes and invites the public to help solve them) from rival Budd Clarke. Clarke, who has been relegated to be the presenter of the 11:00 news, has obtained a copy of a pornographic video made by Anders some years ago. He threatens to announce Anders's seedy past on the 11:00 news unless Anders resigns as host of Crime Alert.

Anders uses Clarke's chain smoking habit to devise a plan to murder him. Anders doctors a pack of cigarettes with a potent poison and, when he goes to Clarke's house to discuss the situation, replaces Clarke's cigarettes with the poisoned package. Clarke soon smokes one of the poisoned cigarettes and dies within minutes. Anders then removes all evidence of the pornographic video and sets the scene to make it look like Clarke died of a heart attack.

Columbo soon uncovers inconsistencies at the crime scene, but needs to discover the crucial clue that places Anders at the scene of the murder.


Episode Info


Episode number: 10x2
Airdate: Wednesday February 20th, 1991

Director: Daryl Duke
Writer: Patricia Ford (2)


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Guest Stars
George Hamilton
As Wade Anders
Recurring
Louis Herthum
As Technician
Penny Johnson Jerald
As Maxine Jarrett
Peter Haskell
As Budd Clarke
Main Cast
Peter Falk
As Lieutenant Columbo
Warning: Columbo season 10 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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