Budapest to erect statue of Lieutenant Columbo

The Hungarian capital is known for its tranquil river cruise, but will also attract Hungarians holidaying in the city.

The detective series began in 1968 and eventually finished in 2003; Columbo aired on channels across the world and repeats are still shown on TV channels in the UK and beyond to this day.

The highly acclaimed series centred on Lieutenant Columbo, trademarked for his rumpled raincoat and cigar, and the way he caught murderers in Los Angeles by outthinking and outwitting them.

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