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A-Team star to play Columbo in Lichfield Garrick show

Dirk Benedict as Columbo

Dirk Benedict as Columbo

The Lichfield Garrick have managed to find – and hire – an A-Team star for a forthcoming production

Dirk Benedict will play Lieutenant Columbo in Prescription: Murder at the theatre in 2011, it has been confirmed.

Known by millions as Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck in the A-Team and Lieutenant Starbuck in Battlestar Galactica, Benedict heads up the cast for the Middle Ground Theatre Company production from February 22 to 26.

The show sees Columbo take on his first case as psychiatrist Roy Fleming and his wife are celebrating their anniversary when he is called to deal with a female patient. On returning he has to soothe his angry wife with the promise of a holiday. When Fleming’s wife is found dead, Columbo is brought in to investigate, and seeds of doubt are planted in his mind.

Tickets to Prescription: Murder cost from £15 to £23 and can be booked from or by calling the box office on 01543 412121.

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  1. Rich Spencer

    24th September, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Ok I’m sold!

  2. el coocoo

    25th September, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Face Man!

  3. Jonny

    26th September, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I’d love to see Dirk Benedict pull off Peter Falk. I’m in!