BREAKING NEWS FOR COLUMBO FANS!
A fragment of a previously unknown episode featuring the popular TV sleuth has been uncovered.
All that has been located so far is part of the script and a few stills from the original, but we have been able to piece them together to reveal the first ten minutes of the episode entitled Killing for Cash:
KILLING FOR CASHMoose Allison is a jazz pianist who has announced that he will be recording his version of I Walk the Line by the legendary Johnny Cash.
This one track will last for more than 45 minutes and be full of the discordant meanderings of which only a jazz musician seems maliciously capable.
Zelda Manners is a Johnny Cash fan who is determined to put a stop to his evil plans.
Well, that’s the last B flat major in the third bar that Moose will ever play!
Johnny Cash's legacy is safe.
Zelda sets up her alibi.
In honour of the Man in Black, she is serving chili, a vegetarian version based on Cash's very own recipe which can be found here.
At 8pm her guests crowd in; each of them able, if necessary, to vouch for the fact that she was with them all evening (except for Oscar who left to go to a boxing match and that bloke at the front with the glasses who fancied an early night).
Dinner is served and enjoyed by all. Mr Brando is especially complimentary and even asks for a second (and third) helping.
Later that night, there is a knock on the door.
Zelda opens it and is surprised to see a man, not in black, but in a very shabby raincoat, standing there.
Now, what can he want at this late hour?
And there, unfortunately, the script ends.
We hope to bring you more information soon. In the meantime, check out Silver Screen Suppers and catch up on the latest news from the Columbo Bowl Chili Cook-along.