The exploits of milk-swilling, geriatric private eye Barnaby Jones.
Former private investigator Barnaby Jones comes out of retirement to find the person who killed his son Hal. With the aid of fellow P.I. Frank Cannon, Barnaby eventually finds his son's killers. Barnaby then decides to come out of retirement and resumes his practice with Hal's widow Betty serving as his secretary. A few years later, Barnaby's cousin Jedidiah (a.k.a. J.R.), a law student, seeks Barnaby's help in finding the killers of his father. Just like a few years earlier, the two find the men who killed J.R.'s father and as a result J.R. decides to stay on with Barnaby working as his legman while he is studying law. Their contact on the L.A.P.D. is Lt. John Biddle.
1Requiem for a Son
28 Jan 1973
2To Catch a Dead Man
04 Feb 1973
25 Feb 1973
4The Murdering Class
04 Mar 1973
5Perchance to Kill
11 Mar 1973
6The Loose Connection
18 Mar 1973
7Murder in the Dolls House
25 Mar 1973
8Sing a Song of Murder
01 Apr 1973
9See Some Evil, Do Some Evil
08 Apr 1973
15 Apr 1973
11To Denise, with Love and Murder
22 Apr 1973
12A Little Glory, a Little Death
29 Apr 1973
13Twenty Million Alibis
06 May 1973
16 Sep 1973Description ▼
Barnaby's investigation into the disappearance of a young girl hinges on a roommate who may have witnessed what happened to her. But the roommate herself now suffers from hysterical blindness because of the traumatic event. Barnaby must find a way to crack the case before the roommate becomes the next victim.
23 Sep 1973Description ▼
While investigating the death of an apparent suicide jumper Barnaby learns there was a jewel robbery in the building next door at the very same time the man jumped. Following his gut instinct he suspects the two incidents are connected.
3Echo of a Murder
30 Sep 1973Description ▼
At the request of his late son Hal's friend, Barnaby investigates a lodge owner who is suspected of murdering his wife. Even though he finds conclusive evidence to exonerate the man, Jones suspects that all is not as it appears.
4Day of the Viper
07 Oct 1973Description ▼
While investigating the death of a man bitten by a rattlesnake, Barnaby soon suspects that there is more than one snake involved...and it's one that wears cowboy boots and has a prison record.
5Trial Run for Death
14 Oct 1973Description ▼
A race car driver gets caught cheating on his wife by his brother-in-law, and in order to keep his indiscretions secret he resorts to murder. Barnaby is hired to investigate by the father-in-law who thinks competitors killed his son.
6Catch Me If You Can
21 Oct 1973Description ▼
A detective friend of Barnaby who is intent on catching a murderer, has been receiving letters from the man who is taunting him. But when he gave him too much information the man kills him and Barnaby sets out to find him.
7Divorce - Murderer's Style
28 Oct 1973Description ▼
After a woman's niece is shot and killed in a botched robbery attempt, she suspects that she was intentionally murdered and hires Barnaby Jones to investigate.
8The Deadly Prize
04 Nov 1973Description ▼
After an overseas shipping worker is killed on a dock under some suspicious circumstances Barnaby Jones investigates the death for an insurance company and discovers a trail of death on his way to uncovering the truth.
9Stand-In for Death
11 Nov 1973Description ▼
Barnaby investigates a jealous husband who he believes murdered a man for having an affair with his wife. But did he murder the wrong man?
10The Black Art of Dying
25 Nov 1973Description ▼
A man dies under suspicious circumstances after being warned by a psychic and Barnaby Jones is hired to investigate. Barnaby doesn't buy the psychic mumbo-jumbo and suspects that once again money is at the root of all evil.
11The Killing Defense
02 Dec 1973Description ▼
Barnaby Jones investigates the disappearance of a man he believes was involved in the theft of one million dollars in precious jewels. It isn't long before Barnaby suspects the man met with foul play and that the wife and defense lawyer of the man are involved.
09 Dec 1973Description ▼
The owner of a company calls Barnaby in to investigate after one of the members of the Board of Directors dies in a plane crash, shortly after leaving him a mysterious message hinting at possible troubles within his company.
13Secret of the Dunes
16 Dec 1973Description ▼
Barnaby investigates the death of a motorcyclist found in the desert and discovers that it may be related to another case involving the disappearance of a beautiful young woman who was set to marry a wealthy, but disreputable business man.
14Venus as in Flytrap
06 Jan 1974Description ▼
Barnaby looks into the suicide of a woman who was married to a famous writer. Digging deeper into the case he discovers that the writers worst critic may actually be his biggest fan, and that his wife's suicide is looking more like murder.
15The Deadly Jinx
13 Jan 1974Description ▼
It appears that every man who shows a beautiful young woman any type of affection or attention meets with an unfortunate accident, and Barnaby believes that it's more than just coincidence.
16The Platinum Connection
20 Jan 1974Description ▼
An insurance company hires Barnaby to investigate the theft of $500,000 worth of platinum from a jewelry company. During the robbery an employee is shot and killed by the robber, but Barnaby suspects it may be an inside job.
17Programmed for Killing
27 Jan 1974Description ▼
A beautiful young woman hires Barnaby to look into the death of her father who was apparently killed by a computer programmed machine in his own plant. It isn't too long before Barnaby suspects foul play rather computer malfunction.
18A Gold Record for Murder
10 Feb 1974Description ▼
The parents of an up-and-coming songwriter ask Barnaby for help in uncovering the truth after he dies of a heroin overdose.
19Friends Till Death
17 Feb 1974Description ▼
Betty urges Barnaby to look into the death of an old girlfriend, and they soon discover that another old girlfriend of Betty's is directly involved in her death.
20Rendezvous with Terror
24 Feb 1974Description ▼
Barnaby is hired by a South American President to find his son who lives in LA. He finds him but learns he is also the Rebel leader, Javier he is presently at odds with.
03 Mar 1974Description ▼
A young widow hires Barnaby to investigate the "accidental" death of her husband of only four weeks. While investigating the case another young man who was once a suitor to the same woman winds up dead under mysterious circumstances, leaving Barnaby to believe neither death was accidental.
22Woman in the Shadows
10 Mar 1974Description ▼
While investigating a deadly auto accident that killed two people including the chauffeur of a wealthy woman who herself was also seriously injured Barnaby suspects a sinister cover-up involving the woman's plastic surgeon and his nurse.
23Image in a Cracked Mirror
24 Mar 1974Description ▼
Barnaby is hired by a woman to locate her fiancé; who disappeared along with some her valuables. The man who is a conman, has moved on to his next mark but one of his former victims finds him and threatens to reveal all to his latest mark so he kills her. At the same time some of the woman's friends catches him in a lie.
31 Mar 1974Description ▼
The owner of a basketball team is informed that his star player once threw a game. The person who told him that, wants him to make sure that his team loses a game. So the owner kills him. Barnaby is hired by the man's wife who is the sister of the player to find him.
1A Gathering of Thieves
10 Sep 1974Description ▼
Barnaby uncovers a trail of lies, deceit, and murder as he investigates the death of a real estate investor on the behalf of his grieving daughter - who is convinced it was not accidental.
2Dead Man's Run
17 Sep 1974Description ▼
While investigating the whereabouts of some missing embezzlement money, Barnaby uncovers fraud, blackmail, and a couple of murders committed by a man who's suppose to be dead.
24 Sep 1974Description ▼
Barnaby is hired to investigate the alleged suicide of a very wealthy woman's husband. What he discovers is another investigator who supplements his income with blackmail, and will murder anyone who gets in his way.
4Conspiracy of Terror
01 Oct 1974Description ▼
An imprisoned dying man makes a deal with a murderer to take the rap for the man's crimes, just as long as he will financially take care of his wife after he's gone. But when the deal goes sour, Barnaby is hired to see to it that justice is served.
5Odd Man Loses
08 Oct 1974Description ▼
Three otherwise ordinary guys who carpool together plan a $335,000 heist, but when things go horribly wrong and it turns into a case of murder, Barnaby Jones gets involved.
6Forfeit by Death
15 Oct 1974Description ▼
A guy who works for a bail bonds woman who's a friend of Barnaby's, is coerced by a man who wants to be bailed out so that he could sell some stuff he has and says he'll cut him in. But tries to pull a fast one but the guy finds the man and kills him and takes the loot. He gets rid of the body. The bonds woman asks Barnaby to find the man or she'll forfeit the bond. He tries to sell the stuff but the man's partner whom he also cheated wants his share.
7Blueprint for a Caper
29 Oct 1974Description ▼
A man who works for an insurance company is killed when a guy attacks him and throws him down an elevator. The police think it's an accident but the man's wife doesn't think so, so she hires Barnaby to investigate. What they don't is that the man was providing a group of thieves with info on various clients so they can rob them. And the man who killed him is the leader who just got out of prison. It seems that the man was getting together with the leader's girl who's also a member of the gang. And there's dissension in the gang when the leader insists on restoring the usual way they divide the take which means a great portion goes to him but one of the gang thinks they've been doing all the work since he's been away and done well which means they deserve a greater share.
12 Nov 1974Description ▼
An insurance company hires Barnaby to investigate the death of the owner of a motor corporation who drove his motorcycle off a cliff during testing. After Jones hears rumors of an affair, and then learns of another mysterious motorcyclist in the area that day, he suspects it was no accident.
19 Nov 1974Description ▼
A singer who hit it big goes back to her hometown to perform. She runs into her ex who is now dating someone else, and the girl he is dating is very insecure when the singer is with him. She confronts the singer, and the singer hits her knocking her out. Her manager who likes the singer tells her that she's dead but in actuality is not. He tells the singer to leave and he'll handle it, he wakes her up and he gets her out before anyone sees her. They talk and he wants her to pretend to be dead. The manager likes the singer and if can make the singer think she killed her, he can make her do whatever he wants. But she doesn't want to give the singer a chance to go after her ex so she tries to go back. But the manager runs her over. Her father then hires Barnaby to find out what happened to her.
10Time to Kill
26 Nov 1974Description ▼
A jewel thief's carefully laid out plans to steal a diamond worth one million dollars are ruined when he is forced to kill a security guard who shows up during the heist. Barnaby is once again called to investigate by the insuring company.
11Death on Deposit
03 Dec 1974Description ▼
Barnaby is hired to look into the mysterious death of a man who was planning to sell his ranch and move. It seems he was planning to withdraw his money from the bank. Meanwhile the banker seems to be dipping into the accounts and the man's plans threaten to expose her so the banker and her boyfriend killed him.
12Web of Deceit
10 Dec 1974Description ▼
A struggle for a gun between three men leads to a deadly shooting. Two of the men involved make it look like the third committed suicide, but their cover up leads to a web of deceit and a cold blooded murder mystery for Barnaby to unravel.
13The Last Contract
31 Dec 1974Description ▼
A contract killer after falling for a girl decides to quit. But his brother who idolizes him wishes he would go on. Barnaby is hired by the girl's family to find her. Eventually he asks about her boyfriend, the killer. When his brother learns of Barnaby, he tries to take care of it. But things get out of hand.
07 Jan 1975Description ▼
An arrogant football player decides to have a fling. But when he gets rough with the girl, she tries to leave. They get into a scuffle that ends with her dead. He tries to cover it up. Barnaby is hired by the girl's husband to find out what happened. His team mate who knows about it, tries to tell him to come forward.
15Murder Once Removed
21 Jan 1975Description ▼
The grieving sister of a wealthy investor, and expert sailor, hires Barnaby to investigate his so-called accidental death aboard his boat at sea.
04 Feb 1975Description ▼
A man was given a phony subpoena to appear in court so that he could be framed for the assassination of a judge who had been nominated for a seat on the Supreme Court. Barnaby takes up the case after the man proclaims his innocence-and gives him $5,000..
11 Feb 1975Description ▼
A worried father hires Barnaby to locate his missing son. It isn't long before Barnaby suspects that the young man may have met with foul play after the stories of his college-aged friends don't ring true.
18Image of Evil
18 Feb 1975Description ▼
Barnaby investigates the death of an aging and alcoholic actor at the location of a movie shoot. While most believe he was the victim of a tragic accident Barnaby suspects a more sinister means is behind the actors demise.
19Fantasy of Fear
25 Feb 1975Description ▼
A woman who suffered a mental breakdown in the past over the death of a child hires Barnaby Jones to find out who is trying to push her over the edge once again.
11 Mar 1975Description ▼
A famous former actor uses a look-a-like as an alibi for a murder he's committed, but the scheme quickly falls apart and Barnaby Jones is there to put the pieces together.
21The Deadlier Species
18 Mar 1975Description ▼
An attorney who oversees the financial investments of several women discovers serious discrepancies in their accounts, and gets murdered for it. Even though it was made to look like an accident, Barnaby is hired to investigate.
25 Mar 1975Description ▼
After getting caught up in their own game, a couple of con artists running a scheme to sell $250,000 in non-existent copper to manufacturer's have to resort to murder-and Barnaby is there to investigate.
23Jeopardy for Two
01 Apr 1975Description ▼
Barnaby teams up with a man from British Intelligence to locate rare porcelain vases from The Habsburg Collection that they believe are in the possession of a German double-agent named Raven.
24Bond of Fear
15 Apr 1975Description ▼
Barnaby is hired by the attorney of a woman who is suspected of having something to do with her husbands death. But as the investigation progresses the clues point Barnaby in a different direction.
1The Deadly Conspiracy: Part 2
19 Sep 1975Description ▼
Barnaby Jones and Frank Cannon continue to work together to unravel a deadly conspiracy to cover-up corporate wrong doing and several related murders. Meanwhile, Betty goes undercover to help them crack the case despite the dangers.
2Theater of Fear
26 Sep 1975Description ▼
An aging star of the stage trying to make a comeback is being terrorized by someone who doesn't want to see that happen. Barnaby is hired by her agent to sift through the long list of possible suspects.
3The Orchid Killer
03 Oct 1975Description ▼
A mentally unstable young man who was declared innocent of murder by reason of insanity several years ago is once again suspected of murder. It's up to Barnaby to prove him innocent of being who authorities are calling "The Orchid Killer".
4The Price of Terror
10 Oct 1975Description ▼
Barnaby looks into the alleged accidental death of an investigative reporter and soon discovers that it is a case of murder. He also believes that there may be another murder directly related to the case.
5Honeymoon with Death
17 Oct 1975Description ▼
After a man's wife disappears on their wedding day the concerned husband asks Barnaby to look into what may have prompted her to run away. While investigating Barnaby discovers the bride has a dangerous past that has come back to haunt her.
6The Alpha-Bravo War
24 Oct 1975Description ▼
Sabotage leads to murder when competing teams within a military weapons contractor try to develop a new missile guidance system. Barnaby discovers a couple of love affairs involving team leaders and the bosses wife may also be part of the motive for murder.
7Flight to Danger
31 Oct 1975Description ▼
An airline stewardess is an unsuspecting mule to smuggle heroin into the country for her boyfriend and his partner. After she discovers what's going on she is murdered for it. As a favor to her father Barnaby looks into the case.
07 Nov 1975Description ▼
Barnaby investigates a woman who has set out to exact vengeance on the two men she blames for her fathers suicide. After killing the first one she is double crossed by the second one and her boyfriend in order to gain control of her assets.
14 Nov 1975Description ▼
Barnaby Jones is hired to investigate when a philandering doctor is indicted for murdering a colleague's wife. Barnaby must ensure the safety of the only witness the crime: a teen-aged girl.
10Beware the Dog
21 Nov 1975Description ▼
Barnaby investigates a couple of murders in which the murder weapon was a trained attack dog, but it was made to look as though a boy's pet is to blame.
28 Nov 1975Description ▼
An estranged sister and her boyfriend try to cash in by claiming to be the mother of her sister's daughter that she had given up for adoption 22 years ago- and who just happened to inherit millions of dollars. Barnaby investigates further when things don't add up.
12A Taste for Murder
04 Dec 1975Description ▼
Barnaby suspects an inside job when he investigates the theft of a jewel collection from a well-to-do family.
11 Dec 1975Description ▼
A woman scorned hires Barnaby to find her polygamist husband so she can collect child support. But what Barnaby finds is an elaborate scheme to blackmail an attorney who is having an affair with the other wife of the philandering husband.
14Portrait of Evil
18 Dec 1975Description ▼
A wealthy art collector's much-younger wife ('Donna Mills' qv) plots to replace one of his paintings with a forgery, but her plan is complicated when he collapses and dies after catching her in the arms of her lover.
01 Jan 1976Description ▼
Ray Dixon has too much invested in molding his son Norm into an Olympic champion and sees those dreams threatened by a rival swimmer. Ray changes out his medication and the young man dies. Barnaby Jones tackles an seemingly unsolvable case.
16The Lonely Victims
08 Jan 1976Description ▼
The death of a woman's sister is ruled a suicide, but the woman doesn't buy it and hires Barnaby to look into it. What he discovers is a man who preys upon lonely single women for information so he can steal from their businesses that they work for, and he may have had something to do with the woman's death.
15 Jan 1976Description ▼
The brother of a man imprisoned for murder kidnaps and holds Betty hostage. In exchange for her release he demands that Barnaby finds enough evidence to clear his brother of the murder he did not commit.
29 Jan 1976Description ▼
Barnaby is hired to find a missing writer and gets caught between a man with a story to tell and mobsters mobster's who don't want his tell all book written.
19Shadow of Guilt
05 Feb 1976Description ▼
A stable boy who's been in trouble with the law before is afraid that he's responsible for a horseback riding accident that resulted in the death of a wealthy business man. Barnaby investigates and believes that not is all as it appears.
12 Feb 1976Description ▼
When the owner of a restaurant is found dead, his brother whose also his partner asks Barnaby to investigate.And he thinks Barnaby should focus on one of his brother's employees whom Betty knows. It seems that the owner was always making passes at his wife. And another employee saw the two men fighting on the night the owner died and tries to blackmail them. But the wife has other plans.
26 Feb 1976Description ▼
While investigating a car/pedestrian accident Barnaby realizes that he's uncovered a plot to rob a bank of $246,000 and murder.
04 Mar 1976Description ▼
While investigating the death of a young woman who's body was found along a stretch of beach, a young man also turns up dead and Barnaby believes they are connected.
23The Eyes of Terror
11 Mar 1976Description ▼
A mentally challenged young man stumbles upon a murder being committed and tries to help the victim, but he's too late and the real assailant flees the scene before any other witnesses show up. The local sheriff wants to charge him for the murder, and it's up to Barnaby to prove that he has the wrong man.
24The Stalking Horse
18 Mar 1976Description ▼
Barnaby poses as the brother of a business man in order to find out who's behind a series of accidents that he believes were intentional-and meant to kill.
07 Oct 1976Description ▼
Barnaby's cousin, a cop from Chicago comes and calls him, he tells Barnaby he has a lead on the man who killed his partner, whom he's been looking for. But after talking to him, some men grab him and kill him. Barnaby's informed of his death. He then calls his son, J.R. who comes and demands to know what is being done to find who killed his father. Barnaby thinks he has a lead but proceed cautiously. But J.R. is impatient and goes on his own.
2Deadline for Dying
14 Oct 1976Description ▼
A man supplying secrets to an investigative reporter is murdered in the desert by the hired henchman of a crooked land developer. Barnaby is hired to investigate to get to the bottom of it, but not before another murder is committed.
3Sins of Thy Father
21 Oct 1976Description ▼
A grieving widow asks Barnaby to look into the death of her charter pilot husband who died on a run. During the investigation Barnaby and J. R. discover a family operated money smuggling ring with a black sheep son stealing from them.
4The Fatal Dive
28 Oct 1976Description ▼
Barnaby and J.R. investigate a scuba diving death that seems unlikely to have happened the way it was reported. What they discover is more death and over $1,000,000 in jade art objects at the bottom of the ocean.
11 Nov 1976Description ▼
Barnaby, J.R., and Betty investigate a 10 year old kidnapping case after a man identifying himself as Scorpio calls a family offering to return his long lost daughter in exchange for a $250,000 ransom.
6Band of Evil
18 Nov 1976Description ▼
While out on a fishing trip Barnaby and J.R. are asked to investigate the disappearance of a ranch hand after his girlfriend believes he met with foul play.
7Voice in the Night
02 Dec 1976Description ▼
Barnaby suspects foul play following the accidental deaths of a judge and a doctor, who both received alleged phone calls just prior to their demise from a dead woman whom they both helped put into a mental institution years before.
8The Bounty Hunter
16 Dec 1976Description ▼
In order to clear an innocent man Barnaby races against time to find an escaped convict who's testimony can set him free. Also trying to find the same convict is a bounty hunter with a reputation for bringing his quarry in dead.
23 Dec 1976Description ▼
Barnaby helps reunite a mother with her daughter on the day the daughter is released from prison. Then they ask him to find the daughters little boy who on the run with the ex-boyfriend, and he also happens to be involved in arms dealing.
10Fraternity of Thieves
30 Dec 1976Description ▼
A worried wife hires Barnaby to find out what has happened to her missing husband. In the course of their investigation Barnaby and J.R. believe that he was involved in a series of heists with his old college buddies, and that he may be dead.
11Sister of Death
06 Jan 1977Description ▼
While investigating the intentional death of a nun's biological sister who was on life support, Barnaby uncovers a prostitution ring in which the deceased was a part of. The leading suspect is Sister Terry, but Barnaby doesn't buy it.
12The Deadly Charade
13 Jan 1977Description ▼
While Betty is spending time with a group of friends tragedy strikes as one of the ladies is shot and killed during an alleged break-in. The leading suspect is the estranged husband of the victim, but Barnaby and J.R. dig up evidence (and other possible murders) that indicates it's one of the other friends.
13Testament of Power
20 Jan 1977Description ▼
A grieving daughter refuses to believe that her mother committed suicide and hires Barnaby to investigate. Together, Barnaby and J.R. unearth evidence that leads them to believe her death was linked to the estate of a recently deceased man who was worth millions.
27 Jan 1977Description ▼
One of Barnaby's friends, a small town sheriff, catches his beautiful wife cheating on him and murders two men who are illicitly involved with her. In order to try to get away with the killings he makes it look like the work of another killer who's on the loose,
15A Simple Case of Terror
03 Feb 1977Description ▼
Barnaby and J.R. look into the disappearance of a warehouse worker. What they discover is a diamond smuggling operation and a man that's being set-up for murder.
16The Marathon Murders
17 Feb 1977Description ▼
A delusional woman slips out from a mental health marathon to kill the wife of the man that she is in love with. Barnaby and J.R. investigate and suspect that's not the only murder she's committed.
17Duet for Dying
24 Feb 1977Description ▼
Barnaby and J.R. are on the trail of a couple of scheming sisters who they believe killed a couple of men and stole a coin collection in order to fund their singing careers.
18Circle of Treachery
03 Mar 1977Description ▼
Barnaby and J.R. try to protect a man who is on the run from gangsters who want to kill him before he can testify against them. But a femme fatal gets close to unsuspecting J.R. in order to find him first.
19Anatomy of Fear
17 Mar 1977Description ▼
Barnaby, J.R. and Betty help a friend who was robbed by three men for a second time and raped by the ringleader of the group because she disobeyed him by going to the police after the first robbery. While investigating they discover that she is not the only one being terrorized by the same group.
20The Killer on Campus
24 Mar 1977Description ▼
Barnaby and J.R. investigate the death of a college professor that initially looked like a suicide, But as the truth begins to surface they discover he was really a terrorist turned government informant.
21The Deadly Valentine
31 Mar 1977Description ▼
Barnaby and J.R. are concerned for Betty's safety after she receives threats from The Valentine Killer. Their investigations gives them several suspects, but after they catch the real Valentine Killer the threats continue.
22Duet for Danger
05 May 1977Description ▼
The Starshine Sisters, a pair of singing sisters that Barnaby help put in prison a few months ago have escaped and are back to their larcenous ways. Now calling themselves The Dreammakers, Barnaby and J.R. are tracking them down again, but this time it's to save their lives.
23The Inside Man
12 May 1977Description ▼
The chief of security for an armored car delivery service asks Barnaby to investigate an attempted robbery at the company's headquarters because it looks like somebody inside the company may have helped with the robbery.
24Run Away to Terror
19 May 1977Description ▼
A young girl from a wealthy family runs away with a man saddled with gambling debts and she soon realizes that he is only after her fathers money. After witnessing a shooting he was involved in, she goes into hiding only to find more danger. Barnaby and J. R. race against time to find her before any harm can come to her.
15 Sep 1977Description ▼
A TV reporter who will stop at nothing to get a big scoop -- up to and including inventing the story outright. He hires a professional stunt man to fake his own suicide by diving off a bridge while the reporter is there and the cameras roll. Just as the stunt man makes his leap, a priest who has been trying to talk the "suicide" out of jumping makes a last-ditch grab at the stunt man's clothing. As a result, both take a tumble into Los Angeles Harbor, and the priest is killed on impact. When the stunt man, who survived and is now hiding out, calls out the reporter on the inadvertent murder of an innocent man, the reporter throws HIM off a roof and kills him. Barnaby, Betty and J.R. set up a scheme where the reporter will "cover" still another phony story and implicate himself in the murder. When the reporter pulls a gun and tries to escape, J.R. tackles him. Lt. Biddle comes onto the scene and arrests the reporter for murder; the reporter then asks Biddle to let the reporter videotape his own capture. He gets his wish.
22 Sep 1977Description ▼
One of the men that J.R. served with in Vietnam has come up missing after he joined a mercenary group. At the request of his Vietnam buddies wife, J.R. and Barnaby investigate the group in hopes of finding him.
3The Wife Beater
29 Sep 1977Description ▼
One of Betty's friends comes to her when her alcoholic husband goes off the deep end and becomes physically abusive. Barnaby and J.R. become involved when he becomes a suspect in the murder of the woman's boss.
13 Oct 1977Description ▼
A woman trying to hide her sordid past from her well-to-do husband is blackmailed into stealing thousands in bonds from her husbands company. Investigating on behalf of the insurance company Barnaby unearths the details.
5The Damocles Gun
20 Oct 1977Description ▼
After a man is injured in a hit-and-run accident, his sister runs for help. But when she comes back a few minutes later, he's vanished without a trace. She then hires Barnaby and J.R. to find him, and they discover that the brother has been involved with some very bad people.
27 Oct 1977Description ▼
A gang leader sends two of his men to bring Barnaby to him but he's not around so they get J.R. and bring him to him. He tells J.R. that his friend and lieutenant was shot and killed. Most of his gang are inclined to believe that someone from a rival gang may have been the one who killed him and would like to start a war. But the leader doesn't think so. So he wants J.R. to find who it is before a war breaks out. Barnaby upon learning of what happened to J.R. and what he is doing is doing some digging of his own.
7Daughter of Evil
03 Nov 1977Description ▼
After a security guard is murdered during the theft of a valuable emerald collection Barnaby and J.R. are hired to investigate. What they unearth is a madam, her low life boyfriend, and a call girl running a scheme to rip-off unsuspecting men of their valuables.
10 Nov 1977Description ▼
Barnaby travels to the small town of Las Mesas looking for a missing woman. He finds her, but he's taken captive along with her and several town residents by a group of men waiting to steal $250,000 from an armored car that is going to come through town. Their only hope to escape lies with J.R.
17 Nov 1977Description ▼
With the help of his biological mother a young man tries to claim his birthright into wealth by posing as the reincarnation of his late father. Barnaby and J.R. see through the facade and try to prevent another murder.
10Shadow of Fear
24 Nov 1977Description ▼
While spending time at her cabin in a small town in California, Betty comes between a doctor who's hiding his real identity and the three men who want to kill him because of an incident that happened during the Vietnam War.
11The Devil's Handmaiden
01 Dec 1977Description ▼
Barnaby investigates the deaths of two people that were predicted by a twelve year old girl. Barnaby discovers that what's behind her premonitions is more sinister than psychic.
12Prisoner of Deceit
15 Dec 1977Description ▼
Barnaby and J.R. investigate the murder of a man's brother and discover that the ugly truth behind his death lies in a mentally ill young woman and the delusions that she's held onto since her own fathers death.
22 Dec 1977Description ▼
Barnaby and J.R. look into the deaths of two brothers who were murdered just days apart. Their investigation leads them to believe that their deaths are somehow tied a local woman's return after being in a sanitarium for three years.
14Child of Danger
29 Dec 1977Description ▼
Betty has no choice but to look after the son of an old college friend she hadn't seen in years after he walks out in the middle of a lunch date. What she doesn't immediately realize is that he's involved with two men planning a big heist.
05 Jan 1978Description ▼
J.R. enlists the help of Barnaby after a friend of his is being blamed for the murder of his girlfriend, and his friends lawyer mysteriously seems to want to undermine a case for his innocence.
16A Ransom in Diamonds
12 Jan 1978Description ▼
This episode was likely a "backdoor" pilot for a new series that shelved before production.
19 Jan 1978Description ▼
Barnaby asks a woman who has just been paroled for information on the man she was involved with so he can recover money he stole. She refuses, so J.R. goes undercover to get the info and discovers her life is in danger by this same man..
18Final Judgment: Part 1
26 Jan 1978Description ▼
After a distraught and depressed woman attempts suicide, Barnaby Jones is compelled to re-investigate a case in which he may have helped wrongly convict her ex-husband of kidnapping a little boy four years earlier.
19Final Judgment: Part 2
26 Jan 1978Description ▼
Barnaby continues to re-investigate an old kidnapping case in which he firmly believes the wrong man has been put into prison for the crime. But as the investigation deepens, and the murders pile up, Barnaby knows he is close to the truth.
02 Feb 1978Description ▼
Betty gets more than she bargained for when she helps a couple find their deranged son. After finding him she quickly discovers that they're even more deranged than he is-and that they'll kill anyone who gets in their way, including her.
21Terror on a Quiet Afternoon
09 Feb 1978Description ▼
J.R. tries to protect a beautiful young woman from a dangerous stalker and his two cronies, but they get trapped in a deadly situation with them. Barnaby gets suspicious that they are in trouble comes to their aid.
22The Coronado Triangle
02 Mar 1978Description ▼
Barnaby and J.R. investigate a string of yacht disappearances in the waters off the coast of California and Mexico. Eyewitness reports say they were taken down by a mysterious whirlpool, but Barnaby suspects a hijacking operation is really behind the mystery.
21 Sep 1978Description ▼
Barnaby is one step ahead of three syndicate hit men in tracking down a witness in the remote mountains in a national forest when one of them fires a shot at him, grazing him in the forehead. The force of the blow knocks Barnaby temporarily unconscious, and when he wakes up he can't see. While hoping J.R. will rescue them both, Barnaby must rely on his wits to try to outwit the gunmen.
2A Dangerous Affair
28 Sep 1978Description ▼
Barnaby and J.R. investigates an insurance case that was reported as a suicide, but J.R. has a feeling that it could actually be a murder stemming from a blackmail conspiracy.
12 Oct 1978Description ▼
While taking a couple of days vacation to help out a friend, Betty encounters a serial rapist who prays upon women who frequent a local bar- only to learn that a different man has already been sent to prison for earlier similar assaults.
4Hitch-Hike to Terror
19 Oct 1978Description ▼
Young Shelley Barrett tries to get to Barnaby, whom she believes is her father. She gets arrested on the way. Barnaby has to clear her, help her mother,and prove he is not the father.
5Nest of Scorpions
26 Oct 1978Description ▼
J.R. investigates the disappearance of a real estate agent at a resort lodge run by two sisters and their aunt.. The murders pile up as he begins to realize that he's in the midst of a nest of scorpions with these women.
6Death of a Friendship
09 Nov 1978Description ▼
Barnaby and J.R. get involved in a kidnapping for ransom that goes bad and a former associate gets killed during the drop off -or so it appears. Barnaby has a hunch that it was an inside job, then quickly gets wise to the whole scheme.
7A Frame for Murder
16 Nov 1978Description ▼
Jedediah is set up on a phony rape charge and sets out to clear his name and find those responsible.
8Stages of Fear
23 Nov 1978Description ▼
While Barnaby and J.R. are tied up working on another case, Betty takes a part in a stage production as a singer and dancer to find out who's terrorizing it's cast members. But when things turn deadly Barnaby and J.R. come running.
9Victim of Love
30 Nov 1978Description ▼
J.R. gets involved in a dangerous situation when an old friend tells him that her ex-husband is stalking her and their son and using his influence as a police officer to do it.
10Memory of a Nightmare
14 Dec 1978Description ▼
Betty goes under hypnosis so she can remember the events that led up to a car accident that killed her friend and caused her to lose her memory-and realizes it was no accident.
11The Picture Pirates
21 Dec 1978Description ▼
In the course of investigating the death of a film editor, Barnaby and J.R. uncover a movie pirating operation that could potentially cost the studio millions in lost revenue.
12Academy of Evil
28 Dec 1978Description ▼
Betty investigates an academy for girls where a series of accidents have injured instructors and students alike. What she finds is a vicious group of girls who dominate the school through fear and intimidation tactics.
04 Jan 1979Description ▼
J.R. investigates the disappearance of three women in a five week time period, and then gets involved with a psychic to help him when it looks like she might be his best chance of solving the case.
14Echo of a Distant Battle: Part 1
11 Jan 1979Description ▼
Barnaby is hired by the family of a man who supposedly died in Vietnam, but later they hear a rumor that he may have deserted, along with another soldier. They want him to find out if it's true. Barnaby tracks the soldier who was with him but he runs away. While chasing him, the man shoots, Barnaby shoots back and hits someone, killing him. Barnaby is relieved of his gun as the D.A. considers whether to charge him or not. Barnaby considers dropping the case but the man's wife asks him not to. J.R. has Betty do a check on the man he shot and learns that he and the one they were looking for served together in Vietnam. Which makes him wonder if it's coincidence. Two men who knew the one Barnaby killed are also looking for the man Barnaby is looking for.
15Echo of a Distant Battle: Part 2
11 Jan 1979
18 Jan 1979Description ▼
Betty goes undercover at a rehabilitation center for substance abuse addicts to investigate a suspicious death and discovers a sinister scheme where they administer dangerous drugs that keep patients coming back.
17Dance with Death
25 Jan 1979Description ▼
A beautiful disco dancer is harassed by numerous men from the disco where she dance's and her life is threatened. When her roommate is murdered she believes it was meant to be her and she asks J.R. to investigate.
01 Feb 1979Description ▼
A high tech security team asks Barnaby to help them with a case in which a wealthy business narrowly escaped a kidnapping attempt. Together they discover it was an inside job and the objective is not kidnapping, but murder.
08 Feb 1979Description ▼
Betty is asked to investigate the death of an inspiring young actress after she witnesses the deceased and another couple in a heated argument at the hotel across from her own on the very same night of her death.
20Master of Deception
22 Feb 1979Description ▼
A woman that is helping to develop a revolutionary new type of television set disappears without a trace, and the company that she works for asks Barnaby to find out what happened to her.
21A Short Happy Life
01 Mar 1979Description ▼
Betty's cousin Foxey Dolan comes into town and sets her and Betty up for a night out on the town with a man she just met. He also happens to be on the run from crooks he's stolen from, and they'll kill to get their goods back.
22Child of Love Child of Vengeance: Part 1
15 Mar 1979Description ▼
Barnaby investigates why a lawyer for a powerful family corporation is killed soon after he tells him he no longer needs him to find out who is threatening him. He learns it may be related to a missing girls involvement in a religious cult.
23Child of Love Child of Vengeance: Part 2
22 Mar 1979Description ▼
J.R. infiltrates a religious cult to help Barnaby get to the bottom of why a lawyer for a family run corporation was murdered, and why the identity of a young woman that is a member there is being kept so secret.
24Target for a Wedding
12 Apr 1979Description ▼
A young man tries to coerce the niece of gold prospector(and Barnaby's goddaughter)into marrying him after he learns that she is set to inherit the property his gold mine is located on. Barnaby suspects he has murdered the uncle as well.
19 Apr 1979Description ▼
Barnaby and J.R. investigate a case where a material witness was murdered by the lone sharking gangster he was going to testify against. During the investigation they learn Lt. Biddle is romantically involved with the gangster's girlfriend.
1Man on Fire
20 Sep 1979Description ▼
Barnaby grudgingly begins to suspect that an arson investigator that he has trusted for years is involved in setting fires and then ruling them as accidental in order to get a cut of the insurance money.
2Nightmare in Hawaii: Part 1
27 Sep 1979Description ▼
J.R. flies to Maui to visit a friend and is quickly arrested for stabbing a man to death. A crime he didn't commit. Barnaby and Betty fly out to help him and discover his friend's family is involved in marijuana harvesting.
3Nightmare in Hawaii: Part 2
27 Sep 1979Description ▼
J.R. gets into deeper trouble when he escapes from jail, gets blamed for the shooting death of his friend, and then gets seriously injured in a booby-trapped marijuana field. Barnaby risks his own life in order to save him.
4A Desperate Pursuit
11 Oct 1979Description ▼
Betty is stalked by a deranged little man who is also a reporter. He dresses up as a woman and terrorizes her, then quickly loses his disguise so he can come in and be her hero. Concerned for Betty, Barnaby and J.R. get involved.
5Design for Madness
18 Oct 1979Description ▼
After spending a year in a sanitarium Barnaby's niece is suspected of shooting and killing the family lawyer during a blackout episode. Barnaby suspects someone is giving her powerful hypnotic drugs to manipulate her behavior.
6Girl on the Road
25 Oct 1979Description ▼
J.R's ex-girlfriend asks him to try to convince her sister to get her act together and get away from the drug scene. At the same time a rock star's manager thinks her sister may have witnessed a murder committed by his star at a party.
7Indoctrination in Evil
01 Nov 1979Description ▼
Betty goes undercover to help Barnaby, J.R. search for a missing young girl. They soon find out that what they've stumbled onto it is a white slavery racket.
8Homecoming for a Dead Man
08 Nov 1979Description ▼
While attending a sporting event Barnaby thinks he's spotted a man who robbed over $500,000 in gold from the gold exchange nearly 10 years ago. He's also believed to have died in a plane crash over the ocean while making off with the loot.
29 Nov 1979Description ▼
A friend and fellow Community College instructor of Betty's is raped. Much to her dismay, Betty feels that her friend has wrongly identified her attacker and she refuses to reconsider. Barnaby and J.R. help to find the real rapist.
10School of Terror
20 Dec 1979Description ▼
A counselor at a Fresh Start program for kids with drug problems dies in an accident after allegedly getting high on drugs. J.R. goes undercover as his replacement to find out who has been smuggling those drugs into their school.
11Cry for Vengeance
27 Dec 1979Description ▼
An ex-cop and friend of Barnaby looks to even the score when his son is killed by a gang leader. Barnaby gets involved and learns that the gang is actually being used as muscle by a crooked businessman who wants the ex-cop out of the way.
12Run to Death
03 Jan 1980Description ▼
A friend of Betty's supposedly dies while going for a walk, but she uncovers evidence that he may have been murdered. The wife of her late friend hires her to further investigate and she soon believes embezzlement may be the motive.
13The Price of Anger
10 Jan 1980Description ▼
J.R.'s friend is wrongly accused of assaulting a man who later dies. Making matters worse, he ran from the scene of the crime making him look guilty. J.R. does every thing he possibly can to help his friend clear himself.
14The Killing Point
17 Jan 1980Description ▼
Barnaby is conned into helping another private investigator find a missing girl. But he's not honest with Barnaby about all that is involved with her disappearance or that he's tried to extort money from the people that are looking for her.
15Focus on Fear
31 Jan 1980Description ▼
J.R, poses as a photographer to find out why a man broke into the real photographers studio and was desperate enough to throw acid on her to get away with the negatives from her last photo shoot.
16Murder in the Key of C
07 Feb 1980Description ▼
A young up and coming singer hires Barnaby to find her manager after he disappears with money that she paid him to have a potential hit song produced and recorded. Together they discover the seamier side of the music business.
17Killer Without a Name
14 Feb 1980Description ▼
Betty meets a man on a cruise that she's interested in, but when she returns she discovers a murdered man in his motel room who's carrying his identification in his wallet. Barnaby gets involved to unravel the mystery behind the man.
18Death Is the Punchline
21 Feb 1980Description ▼
The prime suspect in the beating death of a nightclub owner is a stand-up comic who was fired the night of the murder. J.R. investigates on behalf of the comedian, who professes his innocence-and he also happens to be his good friend.
19The Final Victim
06 Mar 1980Description ▼
A hooker who saw a prominent judge pick-up a young girl in North Hollywood the night she died has blackmail in mind. Barnaby tries to clear the girls name because it looked like she was a working girl, and she wasn't.
20The Silent Accuser
13 Mar 1980Description ▼
A promiscuous teacher at a school deep in the mountains is stabbed to death with a pair of scissors. Betty, an old friend of the victim, goes up to investigate. The victim was so disliked because of her ways that Betty reaches a stone wall. Betty realizes that the dead teacher was mentoring an autistic young girl, who never speaks. Evidence from the dead teacher's final walk leads Betty to believe the girl was with her and witnessed the murder. The unseen killer knows it too, and is a crazed maniac who chases the girl out into traffic. Betty calls Barnaby and J.R. for help while trying to see if the child will somehow break through and say something about the crime. Journalist Carolyn See and actress Jackie Joseph wrote the script (their only screenwriting venture), and See described the making of the episode in a TV Guide article the week the show aired.
21Deadline for Murder
27 Mar 1980Description ▼
A writer for a publishing company is killed after he uncovers evidence that implicates the niece of the owners in criminal activities. Barnaby and J.R. investigate after they learn their names were used to dupe the writer before he died.
22The Killin' Cousin
03 Apr 1980Description ▼
In this pilot for a possible spinoff (and a possible exit for Lee Meriweather as Betty Jones, who was thinking about leaving the show if it was picked up for a ninth season due to her commitments to her fiance'), Kenneth Mars chews scenery like it's candy as the head of a father-son private-eye organization. The loopy father and sensible son suspect Betty in the murders of two of her cousins. When they realize she didn't do it, they go after the real bad guys and offer Betty a job as their partner. The producers did not know at the time of filming (and, in fact, until well after the episode aired) which of two Thursday-night series ("The Waltons" being the other) would get the one remaining spot after "Magnum, P.I." was tapped for the time slot; ultimately "The Waltons" got the nod because CBS wanted to experiment with a cast made up entirely of the youngsters on the show.l
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