Findlay Crawford

Sir Billy Connolly

EPISODE 68


Columbo Villains -  Findlay Crawford

Last Words to Columbo: "Mr columbo, you seem to be a fund of information, would you know of a penitentiary with a decent music program? … Thank you…"



In "Murder with Too Many Notes", Billy Connelly plays Findlay Crawford, a Scottish Composer living and working in the US. Findlay Crawford commits the heinous act of murdering a gifted composer and musician who had been ghostwriting most of Crawford's work in recent years, including the entire score for their latest award-winning film. Crawford's motive for this brutal crime was fueled by his envy of the young musician, as well as a fear of being exposed. According to IMDB, Billy Connolly's character name, "Finlay Crawford", is taken from his stand-up comedy, in which he mocks the names wealthy parents give their children. "Finlay" and "Crawford" are two separate names he cites as being particularly irksome. Billy Connolly is a Scottish comedian, actor, musician, and TV presenter, born on November 24, 1942, in Glasgow, Scotland. He began his career as a folk singer in the late 1960s, but soon found fame as a stand-up comedian. Connolly's observational humor and irreverent wit made him a hit with audiences, and he quickly became one of the most popular comedians in the UK. In addition to his successful career in stand-up comedy, Connolly has also acted in numerous films and television shows. Connolly has also presented several travel documentaries, including "Billy Connolly's World Tour of Scotland" and "Billy Connolly's Route 66". Throughout his career, Connolly has been praised for his frank and honest approach to comedy, as well as his ability to find humor in the most unexpected places. He has also been a vocal advocate for various causes, including Parkinson's disease awareness, which he was diagnosed with in 2013. In 2017, Connolly was knighted for his services to entertainment and charity. He continues to perform stand-up comedy and act in films and television shows, and remains one of the most beloved figures in the entertainment industry. He is fondly known as the 'Big Yin'.