'Bizarre' murder mystery musical
Seeing the report on Columbo prompted me to think of Blackpool, which I have just finished watching again.
Blackpool is a six-part mini series with lead actors David Morrissey, Sarah Parish and a pre-Dr Who David Tennant.
Tennant apparently based his detective character on Columbo.
Blackpool is sort of a murder mystery and sort of a bizarre lip-synched musical, perhaps in the mode of The Singing Detective.
It features great acting and is seriously well written. Blackpool's not perfect by any means but definitely worth a look.
Blackpool repeats air on UKTV from time to time, and it's also available on DVD.