Synopses and Credit Listings
The CBS series Barnaby Jones is a Quinn Martin Production
w. = writer, d. = director, m. = music (composer).
Barnaby Jones Episode Guide: Episode number [Episode numbering:
first digit indicates the season number, the other three digits indicate the episode number (in
order of airing, not production number): e.g. 1001 is season one, episode one; 6130 is season
six, episode number 130)], episode title, original US airdates (month/day/year), PN: production number.
Season Five (1976/77)
Different title credits. Introduction of Mark Shera as J.R. Jones in episode 5086.
5086. Blood Vengeance (10/07/76) ; PN 7605
Monroe Jones, a police sergeant from Chicago and Barnaby's cousin, is shot at L.A. airport by
Cahill, the man he has been pursuing for years. His son Jedediah Romano Jones (J.R.), a law
student, and Barnaby try to solve the murder. But Cahill is a karate expert.
w. Dick Nelson, d. Walter Grauman, m. Duane Tatro
Christine Belford (Louise Brenner), James Olson (Walter Cahill/ Tom Brenner),
Steven Keats (Tony Ridder), Gregory Harrison (Ritchie Ridder), John
Carter (Lt. Biddle), Kelly Thordsen (Monroe Jones), Suzanne Zenor (Sue
With: Suzanne Petrie (Receptionist), William Bronder (Foreman, Plumber).
5087. Deadline for Dying (10/14/76) ; PN 7601
Ben Ross falls to death after telling reporter Larry Christopher about an ecological association
that is a fraud. Barnaby and J.R. investigate for Ross' wife. Christopher spots Ross' informer
Ruth Sorrell and becomes a murder suspect when she is killed.
w. Robert W. Lenski, d. Walter Grauman, m. George Romanis
John Rubinstein (Larry Christopher), John Lehne (Elliott Webster), Susan
Sullivan (Ruth Sorrell), Frank Maxwell (Maxwell Holt), John Carter (Lt.
Biddle), Laurence Haddon (Ben Ross), Robert Casper (Proprietor), Sally
Stark (Maureen Ross), James York (Carl Hichman).
With: Robert Cleaves (Manager), Joan Roberts (Operator), Sylvia
Walden (Beatrice, Ross' Secretary).
5088. Sins of Thy Father (10/21/76) ; PN 7603
In order to get the same recognition as his older brother, Danny Reeves robs laundered
gambling money from his father, a syndicate man, and is responsible for the death of a pilot. At
Danny's next robbery his brother Vince is accidentally killed.
w. Gerald Sanford, d. Walter Grauman, m. John Parker
James Woods (Danny Reeves), Patrick O'Neal (Coleman Reeves), Daniel J.
Travanti (Fred Bender), Mark Goddard (Vince Reeves), Gerald McRaney
(Jim Cabe), Loni Anderson (Joanna Morgan), John Carter (Lt. Biddle),
Robert Doyle (Nat Lewis), Laura Wallace (Sara Fields), Tony Cristino
(Alex Dayton), Sam Edwards (Jules).
With: Janus Blyth (Barmaid), Don Carrara (Joe Cooper), Peter Ford
5089. The Fatal Dive (10/28/76) ; PN 7607
The members of Trident Diving School hire Barnaby to investigate the death of their colleague.
Barnaby meets Carl Everett and his assistant Alice Caldwell who claim to search for a sunken
treasure. J.R. dives and finds the wreck of a plane with a skeleton inside.
w. Paul Robert Coyle, d. Walter Grauman
Don Gordon (Carl Everett/ Paul Tessler), Janice Lynde (Alice Caldwell),
Charles Frank (Tony Chap/ Robert Lynch),
Robert Ito (Nin Tsu/ Mr. Nin), Charles Siebert (Doc Porter), Hank
Brandt (Jay Leahy), Bill Zuckert (Sheriff).
With: Gary Giem (Jeff Hansen), James Storm (Resident), Cletus Young
(Nunnally), Owen Bush (Watchman).
5090. Final Ransom (11/11/76) ; PN 7608
Just before collecting the ransom for the abduction of Bentley's little daughter Cathy Ann,
Doyle Egan was caught for robbery. After leaving prison ten years later he makes another
ransom call and threatens his former accomplice Angie who has cared for the girl.
w. Mann Rubin, d. Mel Damski, m. Robert Drasnin
Jenny O'Hara (Angie Harding), Gary Lockwood (Doyle Egan), Lawrence
Pressman (Mr. Bentley), Bill Lucking (Nick Harding), Stacey Baldwin
(Kathy Ann), Fred Stuthman (Jim Ashley), Anne Convy (Laura Bentley),
William Bryant (Sheriff Coulton).
With: Amzie Strickland (Mrs. Morrison/ Neighbour), John Carter (Lt. Biddle),
Stephen Parr (1st Officer).
5091. Bandof Evil (11/18/76) ; PN 7609
During a fishing vacation Barnaby and J.R. are hired by rancher Tim Carter to find his missing
ranch hand Les Sayer. Carter's daughter Cas overheard a CB conversation indicating that Les
was pursued. Her observations lead Barnaby to four drug smuggling young people.
w. Robert W. Lenski, d. Walter Grauman
Andrew Robinson (Sonny Holland), Annette O'Toole (Cas Carter), John
David Carson (Walt Gornett), Devon Ericson (Lois Lambert), Len Wayland
(Tim Carter), Kenneth Tobey (Sheriff Tommy Allen), Roberta Leighton
With: Josh Taylor (Les Sayer), Stephen Coit (Dr. B.L. Allendale, Optometrist).
5092. Voice in the Night (12/02/76) ; PN 7604
Barnaby investigates the murder of three people: a medic, a judge and the owner of a lodge.
Shortly before their death they received phone calls from Cynthia, who after being raped was
confined to a mental institution and was supposed to have drowned a year ago.
w. Robert Sherman, d. Leslie H. Martinson
James Naughton (Dr. Louis Manning), Sharon Spelman (Claire Glover),
Linda Kelsey (Linda Glover), Anthony Geary (Nelson Mosley), Joan
Tompkins (Judge Edith Royce), William Bramley (Sheriff Martin Perry), Sean
Fallon Walsh (Harry, Bartender), Carole Demas (Cynthia Lynn Glover), Janice
5093. The Bounty Hunter (12/07/76) ; PN 7606
During an attempt to escape from prison, Hopper gets away, two people are killed and Watson
is caught facing murder charge. Hired to clear Watson, Barnaby tries to find Hopper who is
looking for money from a robbery. Bounty hunter Kilgore is also on his track.
w. William Keys,, d. Alf Kjellin
Eugene Roche (Ernie Kilgore), Jason Evers (Herb Dorset), Beverly
Todd (Dorla Sanders), Carl Weathers (Jack Hopper), William Carden (Lee
Watson), Joel Fluellen (Woody Womble), John Carter (Lt. Biddle).
With: Barbara Baldavin (Nurse Allison Claymore), Byron Mabe (Buck), Ed
Hall (Conners), Eleanor Tanin (Mrs. Watson), Paul Sorensen (Charlie
Graham), Al Hansen (Stoner), Fil Formicola (Logan).
5094. Renegade's Child (12/23/76) ; PN 7602
When Wayne Lockwood robbed a super market his girl friend was imprisoned. After her
release Barnaby is hired to find her six-year old son Jody who accompanies his father Wayne
on gun hijackings. Barnaby poses as a mercenary colonel and meets Wayne's orderer.
w. Larry Alexander, d. Harry Falk
Don Johnson (Wayne Lockwood), Nancy Wolfe (Julie Nesbitt), Edward
Walsh (Griffith Markham), Christina Hart (Amanda, Wayne's Girlfriend), Bettye
Ackerman (Mrs. Nesbitt, Julie's Mother), Victor Mohica (Roy), Frederick
Herrick (Leo Shenson), John Perak (Willie Omardt), James Coleman (Pete
Dawson), Bruce Watson (Rudy Bates), Gary Sandy (Sy Rogers), David
Hollander (Jody Lockwood, Julie's Son).
With: Iris Korn (Mrs. Trent), Karl Ellis (Chuck Moss), Patrick Culliton
(Sheriff's Deputy #2), Tom Pittman (Sheriff's Deputy #1).
5095. Fraternity of Thieves (12/30/76) ; PN 7611
Roger, Al and Lester, three former college 'fraternity brothers' want to solve their financial
problems by robbing diamonds. During their preparations Lester is shot by a guard. Barnaby
tracks Al in search for the missing husband, but Roger continues with his plans.
w. Gerald Sanford, d. Mel Damski
Bradford Dillman (Roger Le Barron), Ron Masak (Albert Woods),
Charlotte Stewart (Janet Woods), Heather Menzies (Melinda Marks), John
Ashton (Lester Shiller), Nancy Stephens (Ruth Shiller), John Gilgreen (Jim
Neilson), Claire Brennen (Lillian Stanhope), Dan Barton (Ray Keller),
George Ball (Building Security Guard).
5096. Sister of Death (01/06/77) ; PN 7610
When someone pulls the plug of comatose Marie's life support machine, her natural sister, a
nun, is accused of murder. Barnaby and J.R. try to prove Sister Terry's innocence and find out
that Marie was a prostitute involved in a blackmailing plot.
w. Gerry Day and Bethel Leslie, d. Michael Caffey, m. John Peter
Sheila Larken (Sister Terry), Katherine Justice (Suzanne Montaigne), Jack
L. Ging (Dave Hendricks), Jonathan Lippe (Mr. T), Fred Sadoff (Freddy
Fairfield), Skip Homeier (Col. John Kevin Clausen/ Jake Rawlson), Claudia
Bryar (Sister Agnes Elizabeth), John Carter (Lt. Biddle), Stuart Nisbet
(Sanden), Laurel Barnett (Rita Carbone), Walker Edmiston (Dr. Jackson),
Maria Cale (Adelina).
With: Elaine Church (Maid), Dani Nolan (Nurse McKay), Sally Marr
(Marie Holcomb, Terry's Sister).
5097. Testament of Power (01/20/77) ; PN 7613
Matthews and Ryan want to get access to an altered last will of billionaire R.C. Bradley and
kill Margaret Jason. Her daughter Linda doubts a suicide and asks Barnaby for help. J.R.
becomes infatuated with Linda. The search for the testament continues.
w. Stanley Roberts, d. Alf Kjellin
Pernell Roberts (Daniel Matthews), Susan Dey (Linda Jason), Nancy Olson (Thelma Thompson), Roger Perry (Glenn Ryan), Frances Bergen (Margaret Jason), Dick Bakalyan (Harry Layton), James Congdon (Cap Hutchinson), John Carter (Lt. Biddle), Alfred Avallone (Porter).
With: Katie Hopkins Zerby (Claire), Beau Billingslea (O'Donnell), Michael
Laurence (First Reporter), Larry Watson (Phillips), Larry McCormick
(Second Reporter), Linda Lee (Lorna).
5098. Copy-Cat Killing (01/27/77) ; PN 7614
Sheriff Bradden kills the lover of his young unfaithful wife Kitty by copying the 'Colverton
Hangman'. To prove the contrary the victim's sister hires Barnaby, who is an old acquaintance
of Rolly Bradden. Disguised with a white wig Kitty continues to date men.
w. Larry Forrester, d. Leslie H. Martinson
Trish Stewart (Kitty Bradden), David Huddleston (Sheriff Roland G. Bradden),
Wayne Maunder (Deputy Burt Campbell), Jeff Cooper (Billy Cranston),
Annette Cardona (Lucy Stahl), George D. Wallace (Gus Willison, 2nd Deputy),
Roger Carrion (Vince Stahl), Jorge Cervera, Jr. (Cesar Ducentes).
With: Sean Michael Rice (Arnold Nessen), Alvah Stanley (Clem Nugent),
John Rayborn (Jake McDermott).
5099. A Simple Case of Terror (02/03/77) ; PN 7615
Since Vietnam Peggy Landry cares for her husband Tom as he suffers from a weakness of
memory. Lee Wallace stabs Stevens and makes his friend Tom believe that he is the murderer.
Hired anonymously by Peggy Barnaby finds out that Stevens left diamonds at a pawnshop.
w. Calvin Clements, d. Michael Caffey
Michael V. Gazzo (Mr. Farinelli), Peter Coffield (Tom Landry), Renne
Jarrett (Peggy Landry), Jerry Douglas (Lee Wallace), Robert Yuro (Eddie),
Paul Bryar (Cooley), Herb Armstrong (Pawnbroker Byrds), Jim Bohan
5100. The Marathon Murders (not telecast by network) ; PN 7616
During a Marathon Group Therapy weekend Ken Scanlan talks about his unfaithful wife Ruth.
Lorraine, with whom he had a brief affair, slays Ruth to help Ken. As Ruth's life insurance
policy had a double-indemnity clause, Barnaby is sent to investigate the case.
w. Worley Thorne, d. Walter Grauman
Lynne Marta (Lorraine Whithers), Robert Hogan (Ken Scanlan), Lynette
Mettey (Sally Delphine), Alex Henteloff (Dr. Eric Ryan, Psychologist), Paul
Mantee (Wallace Brooks), Mary Jackson (Lorraine's Mother), Sudie Bond
(Maude), Gina Alvarado (Ava, Ryan's Receptionist), Anne Newman-Mantee
(Ruth Scanlan), Laurie Jefferson (Mary Garrett), Sean Morgan (Stan Eggers).
5101. Duet for Dying (02/17/77) ; PN 7617
The singing sisters Pearl and Ruby - prettier than talented - accidentally kill Harry Dunbar
when trying to steal his coin collection in the need of money for a demo tape. On the run they
murder Pearl's boy friend and hide the coins with his colleague.
w. Gerald Sanford, d. Leo Penn
Song "One Thing on my Mind" produced for Chelsea Records by Wes Farrell
Cassie Yates (Ruby Connors), Mary Ann Chinn (Pearl Connors), Chris
Robinson (Harley Nelson), Ivor Francis (Stanley Beauchamp), Darrell Fetty
(Michael Albert), Bryan Montgomery (Lester Gibson), Arny Freeman (Sam
Prideman), Charles Bateman (Harry Dunbar), Virginia Kiser (Ethel Dunbar).
With: John McCann (Duke), Jonathan R. Banks (Car Salesman), Patrick
Skelton (Parking Attendant).
5102. Circle of Treachery (02/24/77) ; PN 7618
After an attempt on his life Fritz Simon is reluctant to testify against Monte Kovell in a race
track robbery. J.R. falls in love with pretty Laura and even gets her a job at the detective
agency, not knowing she is spying for Kovell's accomplice Stroop.
w. Robert Sherman, d. Walter Grauman
Tim O'Connor (Fritz Simon), Tovah Feldshuh ("Laura Woods"),
Alex Rocco (Harry Stroop), Joe E. Tata (Little Angel), Van Williams
(Munson, Body Guard/ Police), John Carter (Lt. Biddle), Jerry Ayres (Monte
Kovell), David Zooey Hall (Larry Riggs), Read Morgan (Red Edwards,
Waiter), John Morgan Evans (Eddie Bryant), Charles Isen (Doctor).
5103. Anatomy of Fear (03/03/77) ; PN 7620
Three young men from a carpet cleaning company, Tony, Vic and Casey, intrude in the house
of Betty's friend Sharon and she is raped by Tony. Barnaby and J.R. manage to capture Casey,
but Tony abducts Betty and demands to receive Sharon in exchange.
w. Gerald Sanford, d. Walter Grauman
Paul Koslo (Tony Slayton), Brooke Bundy (Sharon Henderson), Lou
Frizzell (Mr. Oatis), Carl Weintraub (Casey Donahue), Priscilla Pointer
(Mrs. Cunningham), Eddie Ryder (Mel Linder), Paul Henry Itkin (Vic Slayton),
John Carter (Lt. Biddle).
With: William Benedict (Mike Brown), Thom Carney (Bartender), Chuck
Boyd (Stan Warren, Sharon's Boyfriend).
5104. The Inside Man (03/17/77) ; PN 7619
When Ralph Alcott foils an armored car robbery he is celebrated as a hero and befriends Chris,
the daughter of his boss. Barnaby is hired to find a possible inside man, who turns out to be
Ralph. As Alcott kills one of his accomplices, the other one abducts Chris.
w. Paul Robert Coyle, d. Guerdon Trueblood
Mark Jenkins (Ralph Hugh Alcott/ "Robert"), Laurie Prange (Chris Longacre),
Michael Baseleon (Roy Twain), Richard O'Brien (Joe Montgomery), Robert
Patten (Martin Longacre), Deborah White (Kathy Rondel), Don Dubbins
(Bill Hummel), Than Wyenn ("The Professor"), John Carter (Lt. Biddle),
Betty Anne Rees (Sherry McLeod), Erik Holland (Leo Gully).
With: Jean Gillespie (Nora Longacre), Frank Downing (Bob Dyer), John
Yates (Artie Moss).
5105. Duet for Danger (Follow-up to Duet for Dying) (03/24/77) ; PN 7623
The singing sisters Ruby and Pearl Connors join a prison escape and seek Lester Gibson's help
to travel to Nashville. His bride Mary Beth asks Barnaby to find Lester. When Ruby and Pearl
try to cheat club owner De Marco he forces them to distract gambler Kingston.
w. Gerald Sanford, d. Leslie H. Martinson
Cassie Yates (Ruby Connors), Mary Ann Chinn (Pearl Connors), Ray
Danton (Nick DeMarco), Bryan Montgomery (Lester Gibson), Andy Jarrell
(Johnny Blue), Quinn Redeker (Ben Kingston), Mark Thomas (Murray),
David Pansari (Lou), Barbara Mallory (Mary Beth Wells), Paul Picerni
(Stan Toland), Gloria Manon (Maxine).
With: Clark Howat (Minister), Lou Tiano (Bartender), Tony Ballen
5106. The Deadly Valentine (03/31/77) ; PN 7622
The "Valentine Murder" already killed three women after sending them candy. When Betty,
just moved into a new apartment, also receives a Valentine gift Sgt. Gallan volunteers to be her
body guard. Barnaby captures the killer, but Betty is still threatened.
w. Mann Rubin, d. Walter Grauman
Ed Power (Sgt. Will Gallan, LAPD), Joan Pringle (Ellen Ashley), Howard
Honig (Henry Peerson, Tax Consultant), Ken Lynch (Dispatcher Collins), John
Carter (Lt. Biddle).
With: Sandra De Bruin (Linda Kelly), James O'Connell (Ed Wilson), John
Davey (Security Guard), Phil Chambers (Custodian).
5107. Run Away to Terror (05/05/77) ; PN 7624
Barnaby is hired by wealthy Mr Enright to find his daughter Julie who ran away with family
jewels. Her boyfriend Steve makes Julie believe she killed a man. She tries to seek peace at the
"Garden of Elyseum", but the people want the jewels and a ransom for her.
w. Gerald Sanford, d. Kenneth C. Gilbert
Kathleen Beller (Julie Enright), Linden Chiles (Douglas Enright), Richard
Evans (Brother Love), Victoria Thompson (Gloria Henley), Randy Powell
(Steve Bender), Emmaline Henry (Sadie), Danny Dayton (Sammy,
Bookmaker), John Carter (Lt. Biddle), Jill Martin (Melinda Enright, Julie's
Sister), Carol Vogel (Sister Felicity), Phil Hoover (Marty Coleman).
With: Aesop Aquarian (Brother Free), Harv Selsby (Dave), Patricia Ann
5108. Deadly Charade (05/12/77) ; PN 7612
Paul Nugent kills his rich cousin Sandra, hurts himself and fakes a jewel burglary. Sandra had a
$1000,000 life insurance policy and Barnaby investigates for the insurance company. Suspicion
falls on Harry who wanted to divorce Sandra. Meanwhile Betty dates Paul.
w. Calvin Clements, d. Michael Caffey
David Hedison (Paul Nugent), Joshua Bryant (Harry Lassiter), John
McLiam (Sheriff Coyle), Marla Adams (Sandra Lassiter), Jana Bellan
(Alma), Katharine Charles (Shelley), David Lewis (Leonard), Dick De
With: Jessica St. John (June), Michael Masters (Deputy Sheriff Abrams),
Newell Alexander (Rob).
5109. The Killer on Campus (05/19/77) ; PN 7621
Barnaby has to investigate the apparent suicide of instructor Camper from Rutledge University.
Barnaby and J.R. discover that Camper and Doris Carson were former members of an
underground revolutionary cell, and planned to write a revealing book.
w. Dick Nelson, d. Leo Penn
Katherine Cannon (Karen Bateman), Jess Walton (Doris Carson), Robert
Mandan (Raymond "Dean" Carson), Jerry Houser (Monte Anderson), Jeff
Conaway (Jeff Saunders), Raymond Singer (Roger Lessing, Custodian), John
Carter (Lt. Biddle), Don Keefer (Professor Albertson).
With: Jenny Sherman (Alice, Librarian), Sondra Theodore (Girl Student).
Executive Producer: Quinn Martin
Producer: Philip Saltzman
Supervising Producer: Russell Stoneham (5086-5099, 5108)
Assistant to the Executive Producer: John Conwell (5086-5099, 5108)
In Charge of Talent: John Conwell (5100-5107, 5109)
Executive Editorial Supervisor Richard Brockway
Associate Producer: Robert Sherman
Directors of Photography: William Spencer A.S.C. (5086-5091, 5093-5109), Don
Theme by Jerry Goldsmith
Music Supervisor: John Elizalde
Production Manager: Fred Ahern
Developed for Television by Edward Hume
Art Director: Alfeo Bocchicchio
Film Editors: Harry Kaye A.C.E. (5086-5089, 5091, 5096, 5098, 5100, 5102, 5103,
5106-5108), Marston Fay (5090, 5092-5095, 5097, 5099, 5101, 5104, 5105, 5109).
Assistant Directors: Paul Wurtzel (5086-5089, 5091, 5096, 5098, 5100, 5102, 5103,
5106-5108), Charles R. Scott, Jr. (5090, 5092-5095, 5097, 5099, 5101, 5104, 5105,
Post-Production Supervisors: Ken Wilhoit (5086-5089, 5093, 5094), Don Hall
Set Decorators: Hoyle Barrett (5086-5098, 5108), Ralph Nelson (5099-5107,
Consideration Furnished by Ford Motor Company for Appearance of its Automobiles
In Charge of Production: Howard Alston (5086-5098, 5108), Marty Katz
A QM Production
Filmed at the Samuel Goldwyn Studio
Broadcast by CBS
Worldvision Enterprises Inc., a Taft Broadcasting Company
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