We come to it at last. Here at the Murder Mystery Company, when we're not running award-winning events for a variety of corporate groups and other organisations, we've been trying to settle an important score - which is the greatest TV Detective of all time?
So began the TV Detective World Series, which saw 32 contestants chosen from an initial short-list of 60, pitted head to head in a straight up knock out match. The results for each heat have been decided by you, the viewing several, and have been independently verified by our own vote counters.
We have now reached the 16th and final 1st round bout - after this we will have our 16 second round players, but for now, one battle remains.
He was the favourite coming into this first round, seen by many as the definitive TV Detective. Columbo has shuffled and smoked and 'just one more thing'ed through 68 episodes of his TV series over a massive four decades - he has managed that all but impossible feat of being current, dated, modern, old-fashioned and for all time.
It caused no small controversy when it was announced that Columbo would be up against all three of Charlie's Angels in the opening bout, and on paper things are even more interesting - Charlie's Angels ran to 110 episodes but over a much shorter timespan - only five years. But combining their score that gives them a massive 330 episodes between them!
Who will win? You decide!
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