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Death Lends a Hand is the second episode of the first season of Columbo and the fourth episode overall. It first aired on October 6, 1971 and was directed by Bernard L. Kowalski. In addition to Peter Falk as Columbo, the episode stars Robert Culp in his of four four appearances on the show, in three of which he plays the murderer, as well as Pat Crowley and Ray Milland, who also later reappear as a killer in the second season episode The Greenhouse Jungle.

Columbo (season 1)
1."Murder by the Book" 2."Death Lends a Hand" 3."Dead Weight" 4."Suitable for Framing" 5."Lady in Waiting" 6."Short Fuse" 7."Blueprint for Murder"