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The Big Valley

The Big Valley


Set in San Joaquin Valley during the 1870s, The Big Valley follows the lives of the Barkleys, one of the richest families in Stockton. Victoria Barkley, a recent widow, leads the family, including her sons, Jarrod and Nick, daughter, Audra, and step-son, Heath, as they run their ranch, groves, and logging business.

Jarrod is a well-known lawyer with two prominent offices, and often helps the family sort out their legal troubles. Nick, an aggressive, outspoken rancher, runs the family's holdings and minds the ranch. Audra is caring and a talented horseback rider. Heath, who manages the family's possessions, is quieter than his other siblings, but will stand up to them if needed.

Through the heartache, robberies, kidnappings, illnesses, and the times of joy, the Barkleys continued to be a strong family, dependent on each other, through the good and the bad.



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Episode Info

Final: 4x26 -- Point and Counterpoint (May/19/1969)


Jarrod offers to defend a prisoner's son accused of murder. He's unaware that the son is seeking revenge on the people that put his father in jail... and Victoria is his next target.
Available Episodes

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Apr 27, 1966
Season 1 episode 30

Tunnel of Gold
Apr 20, 1966
Season 1 episode 29

The Midas Man
Apr 13, 1966
Season 1 episode 28

The River Monarch
Apr 06, 1966
Season 1 episode 27

By Force and Violenc..
Mar 30, 1966
Season 1 episode 26

Into the Widow's Web
Mar 23, 1966
Season 1 episode 25

Hazard
Mar 09, 1966
Season 1 episode 24

Cast
Richard LongRichard Long
As Jarrod Barkley
Peter BreckPeter Breck
As Nick Barkley
Lee MajorsLee Majors
As Heath Barkley
Linda EvansLinda Evans
As Audra Barkley
Barbara StanwyckBarbara Stanwyck
As Victoria Barkley
Reviews

BryceShiver

Reviews: 1
not so overrated Tv series with great scriptRating: 1 likes, 0 dislikes

I really loved The Big Valley when I was at the young age. I used to watch it devotedly without skipping a single episode. This western series is far different from the other overrated western tv shows like Bonanza. Lee Major and Peter Beck are good in terms of fine acting abilities! Big Valley has been ranked as number one on my preferred TV show list! I was not a big fan of western TV series before, but man, this show really caught my attention and I get hooked to it. I love the whole cats and all the episodes are really great. I love the entirety of this show, from the opening theme, casts, costumes, and the plots! I hardly catch the reruns of this show that’s why I purchased a copy at http://www.dvdbooth.com/Western/THE_BIG_VALLEY_DVD_COLLECTION/ – great supply of DVDs, from the fine quality and playability of the DVDs, it’s absolutely perfect! I’m definitely glad to own a copy of this show, which is really the BEST! This is one of the best TV shows ever made. Need I say more? Read more

Review posted on Thursday, May 30th 2013 at 2:42 am

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Recurring Guests

Napoleon Whiting as Silas (36 eps)
Douglas Kennedy as McColl (23 eps)
Paul Sorenson as Strawboss (11 eps)
Harlan Warde as Finletter (11 eps)
Harry Swoger as Newton (10 eps)
John Harmon (1) as Storekeeper (9 eps)
Bing Russell as Clint (9 eps)
James Gavin as Graff (9 eps)
Mark Tapscott as Bates (8 eps)
Charles Briles as Eugene Barkley (8 eps)

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Warning: The Big Valley guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Western
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 15, 1965
Ended: May 19, 1969
Themes
   
Akas
• El Gran Valle (Used In Colombia)
• Valle de Pasiones (Used In Spain)
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