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Audio Drama - "Columbo"; MURDER BY THE BOOK

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Published on Apr 16, 2017

AUDIO DRAMA / "Murder By The Book" - based on the original Columbo TV Movie from 1971

COLUMBO: "Murder By The Book"
Original TV Air Date: September 15th, 1971

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Written by Steven Bochco

Film Editing by John Kaufman
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*Columbo: MURDER BY THE BOOK*
- Peter Falk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Detective Columbo
- Jack Cassidy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Franklin
- Rosemary Forsyth . . . . . . . . . . . .Joanna Ferris
- Barbara Colby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lilly La Sanka
- Martin Milner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jim Ferris
- Lynette Mettey . . . . . . . . . . .Gloria Summerset
- Bernie Kuby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elliott Tucker


Synopsis: In the past 10 years, two crime novelists working together - writers Ken Franklin and Jim Ferris have partnered to publish 15 award-winning mystery books.

The problem occurs when writer Jim Ferris wants to split up, and write on his own, and his partner Ken Franklin decides to cash in on their joint life insurance policy.

When Ken Franklin murders Jim Ferris - he soon gets a visit from a previously overlooked witness who blackmails Ken, threatening to report him to police unless Ken pays the ransom....

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Supplemental narration, editing & sound effects produced by Brian Newberry.

Background Music courtesy of YouTube Creative Commons.

Thanks to the group "Silent Partner" for their imaginative & surreal tracks “7th Floor Tango”, “Righteous”, “Lurking”, and “Sunday Plans”.

Thanks too, to musician Kevin MacLeod for his exotic sounding music "Desert City".

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EASTER EGGS!

EASTER EGG #1: At 59 minutes into the audio drama, Ken Franklin is out on a date at a local playhouse. In the TV Movie, the theatre is never identified, so we went with the "Curran Playhouse Theatre".

In real life - the "Curran Playhouse" (actually in San Francisco) is where the world was first introduced to Detective Columbo when the original 1962 play PRESCRIPTION MURDER was first performed on 15 January 1962, and would quickly become a popular TV movie leading to the series "COLUMBO".

For more information - check out http://www.columbo-site.freeuk.com/mu...

EASTER EGG #2: Near the end of this audio drama - Detective Columbo shows Ken an airport bording pass from "AIR EAST Airlines" .

Fans of director Steven Spielberg might recall "Air East" as the airlines in CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND which nervously reported its close encounter to Air Traffic Control, early in the film.


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PRODUCTION NOTES:
It's certain that Apollo 14 astronaut Alan Sheppard's golf swing was reported by all the news outlets. However in researching this event - try as I might - I could not find any written account of the exact distance from his module. So at 1:10 on the timeline - "200 feet from his landing module" - is a total wild guess / 'shot-in-the-dark' on my part.

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Production of this spoken word audio production commenced
on January 7th, 2017, was completed
on April 15th, 2017, and was uploaded to YouTube on the same day.

So if our math is right - that puts it at 3 months, 1 week, 1 day.


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***CONSERVE YOUR CONNECTION SPEED! ***

In the lower right corner of the video
- click "Settings",
- adjust the Quality to its lowest possible setting (preferably 144 p).

This only lowers the IMAGE quality, but does not affect the sound quality. :-)

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Other Audio Dramas
(cApiTaliZatiOn makes no difference)

- http://PM.projectwasabi.com ("Prescription Murder")
- http://Columbo.projectwasabi.com ("Candidate for Crime")
- http://LawAndOrder.projectwasabi.com ("Big Bang")
- http://LawAndOrderUK.projectwasabi.com
- http://LANDO.projectwasabi.com
- http://Dragnet.projectwasabi.com
- http://SherlockHolmes.projectwasabi.com, and
- http://AndyGriffith.projectwasabi.com


More audio programs like this are available at http://projectwasabi.com

Enjoy, Everybody!


Brian

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