Quote: "We pushed the envelope when it came to artistic licence with Luther. He... never changes his clothes. No one ever mentions that!.. Columbo... I was a big fan of him. The idea that Luther doesn't change his clothes was based around him and that iconic mac (raincoat) of his." Idris Elba's character in popular crime drama Luther is inspired by Peter Falk's beloved Tv detective Columbo.
Fact: Executors of the estate of late Columbo star Peter Falk have donated $300,000 (£187,500) to Los Angeles college UCLA to help fund music scholarships for disabled students and members of the military.
Fact: Beloved actors Peter Falk, Leslie Nielsen, Tom Bosley and Jill Clayburgh were among those remembered in the sombre In Memoriam segment, alongside Jackass daredevil Ryan Dunn and Spartacus: Blood and Sand star Andy Whitfield.
Quote: "I wrote this book for someone like me - I get into bed at night and I like to read for eight minutes and then I fall asleep. The next day you pick it up." COLUMBO star Peter Falk on his new memoir JUST ONE MORE THING.
Fact: COLUMBO star Peter Falk once tried to join the CIA to work as a spy.
Quote: <p>"If you have a glass eye, believe me, you can get a lot of laughs." Actor Peter Falk enjoys pulling his glass eye out in front of an unsuspecting audience. </p>