The Barnaby Jones Episode Guide


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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 Seven (1978/79)


7131. Blind Jeopardy (09/21/78) ; PN 7801

When Barnaby locates Jenny Hastings, witness to a murder, killers Lester and Morgan abduct her. While following them into a forest area Barnaby is wounded by a bullett and left blinded. Escaped Jenny discovers him and both try to flee on foot, pursued by the killers.
w. William Keys , d. Walter Grauman, m. John Elizalde
Gretchen Corbett (Jenny Hastings), Richard Evans (Lester), Donald May (Curt Phillips), Ron Max (Morgan), Betty Lynn (Mrs. Russell), Sandie Newton (Marsha), Sean Griffin (Dr. Young), Nick Holt (Lineman #1).


7132. A Dangerous Affair (09/28/78) ; PN 7807

While investigating for the insurance company whether Frank Auburn's death was an accident, J.R. falls in love with beautiful Scottie, who works for Vic Chambers as a model. She takes care of lonely customers and a hidden camera films it so Vic can blackmail the men.
w. Dick Nelson , d. Dick Lowry , m. Lance Rubin
Morgan Fairchild (Scottie MacKay), Quinn Redeker (Vic Chambers), Melodie Johnson (Pat Barrow), Dennis Robertson (Bill Bentley), Don Dubbins (Frank Auburn), Joseph Chapman (Peter), Mark Pinter (Mark).


7133. Deadly Sanctuary (10/12/78) ; PN 7802

During her vacation Betty visits her friend Phyllis. When a young woman whom she denied help is raped, Betty feels guilty and starts to investigate on her own. She tries to find more victims and even endangers herself by posing as a bait for the rapist to catch him.
w. Mann Rubin, d. Leo Penn, m. Duane Tatro
Larry Linville (Tom Watkins), Stewart Moss (Bill Wayland), John Calvin (Andy Godwin), Wayne Heffley (Sheriff Carson), Michael MacRae (Eddie, Bartender "Red Sail"), Christina Hart (Jenna Smith), Ben Fuhrman (Vic Smith), Melendy Britt (Phyllis Hunter), Sandy Balson (Lucille Watkins), Arlene Banas (Iris Banning), Robin G. Eisenman (Rusty Kelly).
With: Rod Masterson (Deputy), Alan Austin (Len).


7134. Hitch-Hike to Terror (10/19/78) ; PN 7809

When young Shelly hitch-hikes to L.A. the driver vanishes after an accident, leaving her with drugs in the car. As Shelly is arrested she claims that Barnaby is her father. Jones visits her at the hospital and tries to clear the strange girl, whose mother he knew years ago.
Teleplay: Mann Rubin, story: Jeff Kanter, d. Walter Grauman, m. Ralph Kessler
Inga Swenson (Marie Barrett), Robin Mattson (Shelly Barrett), Darrell Fetty (Tony Bridger), Carole Tru Foster (Ginger Holsten), John Carter (Lt. Biddle), Saundra Sharp (Nurse Powell), Florence Sundstrom, (Mrs. Nicholson), Nancy Priddy (Officer Dayton), T.J. Castronova (Harry Coyle), Patrick Culliton (First Officer).
With: Lyle Kessler (Eddie Pearson), Dani Nolan (Sanitarium Orderly), Arnold Mesches (Police Artist).


7135. Nest of Scorpions (10/26/78) ; PN 7806

Frank Leeds, a real estate developer, is mysteriously slain with a spade after following Melissa Warren into the forest. In search of Frank J.R. encounters Emily and her nieces Melissa and Sara at Big Cedar Lodge, who kill any intruder and J.R. will be their next target.
w. Norman Jolley, d. Kenneth C. Gilbert
Hilary Thompson (Melissa Warren), Alice Hirson (Emily Warren, Melissa's and Sara's Aunt), Martin Kove (Greg Saunders, Bartender), Julie Hill (Sara Warren), Jordan Rhodes (Frank Leeds), Donna Baccala (Abby Leeds), Lanna Saunders (Paula Dixon), Russ Marin (Scott Baldwin), Ed Crick (Deputy Sheriff Cochrane).


7136. Death of a Friendship (11/09/78) ; PN 7811

Jeff McKnight is kidnapped and his wealthy father Dan asks Barnaby to assist Paul Craig with the ransom payoff. When his friend Paul is killed after the delivery Barnaby feels guilty. He doesn't know that Paul faked his death to escape with the money and Ellie, Jeff's girl friend.
w. Robert E. Swanson, d. Bruce Kessler, m. Don Bagley
Jo Ann Harris (Ellie Beck), Lawrence Casey (Paul Craig), Christopher Allport (Jeff McKnight), Ward Costello (Daniel McKnight), Laura Wallace (Jill Craig), John Carter (Lt. Biddle), John Devlin (Ed Wilson), Walker Edmiston (Dr. Prideman, Dentist), John Steadman (Floyd Johnson).
With: Joy McConnochie (Sandra Vernon), Harvey Fisher (Waiter), Peter Kim (John).


7137. A Frame for Murder (11/16/78) ; PN 7810

After dating Drew, the daughter of Barnaby's client Barber, J.R. awakes in a strange room and is arrested with accusation of rape, but can't remember anything. He is released on bail and searches for the man who drugged him. Barnaby investigates Barber's past.
w. Dallas L. Barnes, d. Leo Penn, m. Nelson Riddle
Karen Purcill (Drew Barber), Biff McGuire (Mason Barber), Mark Goddard (Tony Klinger), John Karlen (Johnny Alban, the "Candyman"), Aubri Martin (Det. Sgt. Sharon Ann Marsh), John Carter (Lt. Biddle), Meshach Taylor (Parking Lot Attendant), Mary McCusker (Connie Parks), Charles Howerton (Pete Heyward).
With: Robert Ackerman (Bartender), Nancy Adrian (Cocktail Waitress), Tom Pittman (Officer), David M. Cohen (Business Man).


7138. Stages of Fear (11/23/78) ; PN 7808

Laura Harding, Betty's acting teacher from college, asks for help when Sybil Crawford, leading lady of a musical, is haunted by a series of threats. Betty poses as an actress to investigate. Sybil's boy friend is killed and the solution seems to lie in the girl's past.
w. Marc Brandel, d. Leo Penn, m. John Elizalde
Penny Peyser (Sybil Crawford), Charles Siebert (Carter Stone), Dick De Coit (Ben Naughton), Patricia Donahue (Laura Harding), Christopher Norris (June), Jonathan Frakes (David Douglas), Ray Wise (Malcolm Elliot/ Sybil's Agent).


7139. Victim of Love (11/30/78) ; PN 7803

Julia Shoemaker, J.R.'s high school girl friend, divorced her violent husband Floyd recently. She travels from Chicago to L.A. to find a job and to withhold their son Danny from Floyd. J.R. tries to mediate when Floyd threatens Julia to force her to come back.
w. Jack V. Fogarty, d. Walter Grauman, m. Hugo Friedhofer
Darleen Carr (Julia Shoemaker), Gary Swanson (Floyd Shoemaker), David Hollander (David Shoemaker), Barney Phillips (Lou Arnold), Terence McNally (Frank Taylor), Jeanne Bates (Mrs. Stites).


7140. Memory of a Nightmare (12/14/78) ; PN 7805

When driving her new friend Larry Reid to the airport, Betty is forced off the road by a car. Larry is killed and Betty loses her memory about the accident. To gain more details Betty undergoes hypnotherapy. Barnaby and J.R. find out that Larry met detective Laslo.
w. Shirley Leeds, d. Walter Grauman, m. John Parker
Claudette Nevins (Pat Runkle), Granville Van Dusen (Joe Bannock), Alan Rosenberg (Ray Reid), Ivor Barry (Dr. Kirby, Hypnotizer), Ryan MacDonald (Larry Reid), Lindsay Bloom (Jean Turner, Laslo's Girlfriend), Sondra Theodore (Mary Lee, Party Guest), Buck Young (Lt. Red Griffin /San Diego), Peggy Pope (Mrs. West, Laslo's House Keeper), Lisa Loring (Lois), Sean Michael Rice (Archie, Ray's Friend), Michael Fairman (Gerald Laslo, Private Detective/ San Diego).


7141. The Picture Pirates (12/21/78) ; PN 7804

To pay the debts of his girl friend Rita, Jimmy Collier gives brand new motion pictures to film pirates. Editor Ken discovers him, but is killed by Jimmy's accomplices. J.R. arranges a meeting with Francesca and Barnaby poses as a black market film buyer.
Teleplay: Robert Sherman, story: Brigitt and Jon Christiansen, d. Kenneth C. Gilbert, m. Bruce Broughton
Ina Balin (Francesca Scarlotti), Ben Masters (Jimmy Collier), Conrad Janis (Marty), Judith Chapman (Rita Lockwood), Bert Freed (Edward V. Emery), Eugene Peterson (Dale Fowler), Michael Alldredge (Joe Tucker / Security Guard), Noah Keen (Kenneth Wade, Film Editor), John Carter (Lt. Biddle).
With: Larry Watson (Albert), Pamela Jean Bryant (Pamela).


7142. Academy of Evil (12/28/78) ; PN 7812

When several teachers of Westhaven Academy for Girls are afflicted by mysterious accidents, Betty goes undercover and finds out about a secret society that punishes not only strict teachers but also illoyal members. Her life is endangered when Olivia, the leader, discovers her identity.
w. Margaret Armen and Alf Harris, d. Ray Austin, m. Frank Denson
Terri Nunn (Olivia Hamilton), Marla Adams (Eleanor Raymond), Patricia Smith (Grace Nesbitt), Jean Rasey (Donna Austin), Jill Martin (Sue Ann Moore), Cindy Henderson (Liz Baxter), Richard Lockmiller (George Laura Lacey (Meg Campbell), William Joyce (Robert Hamilton, Olivia's Father), Del Russell (Cal).


7143. The Medium (01/04/78) ; PN 7815

Father Donovan hires Barnaby and J.R. to find his missing sister Julie and requests the help of the young psychic Cleo da Vinci. J.R. befriends Cleo, but at first she is reluctant to use her clairvoyant talent. Rare Sunset Flowers put J.R. on the right track.
w. Gerald Sanford, d. Dick Lowry, m. Mauro Bruno
Sarah Kennedy (Cleo da Vinci), Norman Alden (Norman Finch), Marianne McAndrew (Linda Grayson), John Gilgreen (Sam Cooper), Michael Bond (Father Donovan), Mark Carlton (Clerk), John Carter (Lt. Biddle), Gary Giem (Chuck Bowen), Thom Carney (Dorsey), Jade McCall (Ranger).


7144. Echo of a Distant Battle (2-hour special) (01/11/79) ; PN 9012-7801

Barnaby is hired by Dorothy Warner to find out whether her missing husband Colby really was a deserter in Viet Nam. Trying to locate Warner's war comrade Lee Henderson, Barnaby gets involved in a shooting and a ricochet shot from his gun kills a seemingly innocent bystander. When an eager D.A. threatens with a charge of negligent homicide a shattered Barnaby wants to give up the case, but Dorothy asks him to continue. Barnaby uncovers that several soldiers robbed gold in Viet Nam and then deserted. Lt. Maxwell alias Rexford changed dog tags with Warner and stored the gold. Now he is pursued by his betrayed accomplices.
w. Gerald Sanford, d. Walter Grauman, m. Duane Tatro
Laurence Luckinbill (Elliot Rexford/ Lt. Damon Maxwell), Margaret Impert (Adrienne Rexford), Andrew Robinson (Robert Curtis), Larry Bishop (Harley Jessup/ Lee Henderson), Jim McMullan (Major Scott), Jenny O'Hara (Dorothy Warner), Char Fontane (Candy Harper), Lloyd Gough (Felix Warner), Mark Metcalf (Ted Parker), James Blendick (Hal Coburn), John Carter (Lt. Biddle), Ken Lynch (Building Manager), Louis Guss (Pop), Niles McMaster (Neil Owens), Stephen Coit Morgue Attendant).
With: Cindy Daly (Liz), Don Furneaux (Chaplain), Raymond Duke (Mechanic).


7145. The Enslaved (01/18/79) ; PN 7814

Investigating a fatal accident at the Suncrest House Sanitarium (an institution for addicts), Betty gets back in touch with her friend Peggy, now turned into an alcoholic. Betty poses as an addict and discovers that the "vitamins" wealthy patients receive are drugs to make them suffer a relapse.
w. Jeff Myrow, d. Michael Caffey, m Robert Drasnin
Edward Power (Dr. Bainbridge), Sharon Spelman (Nurse Karen Banks), Nellie Bellflower (Peggy Whittaker), Kathleen Doyle (Nurse Sally Marsden), Mike Masters (Bill Collier, Orderly), Jennifer Harmon (Jane Prescott, Patient), Mary Betten (Flo Willis, Patient), Stanley Grover (Carl Whittaker), Sarah Hardy (Harriet Butler, Patient), Jill Jaress (Alice Granville).
With: Arlen Stuart (Mrs. Fellows, Secretary), Kathleen O'Malley (Margaret, Maid at Whittaker's).


7146. Dance with Death (01/25/79) ; PN 78131

When staying with her ex-room-mate, disco dancer Penny, Felicia Norris is shot. Penny believes the attempt was meant for her, and fearing for her life she asks Barnaby for help. J.R. finds out that Felicia's husband hired Penny's dancing partner Gary to get rid of his wife.
w. Larry Alexander, d. Ronald Satlof, m. Ralph Kessler
Sandra Kerns (Penny Tremaine), Dawson Mays (Carl Norris), John O'Connell (Gary Allen), Ron Hajek (Russ Hart), John Davey (Tank Bronson, Bouncer), John Carter (Lt. Biddle), Vivi Janiss (Landlady), Mikhail Kulik (Frank Wilcox), Madeleine Fisher (Felicia Norris), Barry Brooks (Mr. Raymond, Carl Norris' Father-in-law), Gary Mule Deer (D.J.).


7147. The Protectors (02/01/79) ; PN 7818

Two masked men threaten business man Abbott, who can escape. He hires a highly modern security team called "Counterforce", consisting of father and son McShane, pretty Kim and driver K.C. Barnaby is asked to assist and poses as Abbott in a car ride.
w. Jack V. Fogarty, d. Seymour Robbie
Marshall Colt (K.C., Driver), Genie Fitzsimmons (Kim Stratton), James Houghton (Steve McShane, Son), Peter MacLean (Charlie Abbott), Beeson Carroll (John McShane, Father), Barry Jenner (Alan Rogers, Abbott's Son-in-law), William Traylor (Frank Bishop), Larry Golden (Tag Hooper), Nona Manning (Cathy Rogers, Abbott's Daughter), Susan Cotton (Lauren Abbott, 2nd Wife), Mark Harrison (Harvey Collins), Norbert Weisser (Hans Mueller).


7148. Fatal Overture (02/08/79) ; PN 7817

Betty witnesses the quarrel of a neighbor with two women. On the next day one of them is dead and the man, Peter Kirkland, asks Betty to investigate the apparent suicide. He fears his jealous, unbalanced wife Virginia might have committed a crime.
w. Dick Nelson, d. Graeme Clifford, m. John Elizalde
Christine Belford (Virginia Kirkland), Scott Marlowe (Peter Kirkland, Pianist), Kenneth Tigar (Gavin Brewster), Earl Boen (Eddie), John Carter (Lt. Biddle), Curt Lowens (Dr. Dryce), Marie Denn (Landlady), Sandra de Bruin (Mary White).
With: Charles Walker (Police Officer), Tawny Moyer (Lynette Atkinson).


7149. Master of Deception (02/22/79) ; PN 7821

Daryl Enders copies secret files from Veretex Electronics, where his wife Pauline works. She discovers the photos and is killed. Barnaby finds out that Daryl is a bigamist with another wife, Linda, secretary at a company cooperating on the same secret project.
w. Gerald Sanford, d. Kenneth C. Gilbert, m. Mauro Bruno
Glenn Corbett (Daryl Enders/ Eddie Woods), Markie Post (Linda Woods), Gwen Humble (Kitty), Kenneth Tobey (Ron Hagarty/ Veretex Electronics), Martin Cassidy (Jeff Peters), Fran Brill (Pauline Enders), Eve McVeagh (Maid/ Millie Kelley), Sean Fallon Walsh (Security Guard/ Tony), David Cass (Jimmy Hickock), Lane Allan (Mr. Bellows), M.G. Kelly (Director).


7150. A Short Happy Life (03/01/79) ; PN 7816

Buoyant Foxie comes to visit her cousin Betty, and is dated by fellow passenger Arnie. She doesn't know that he hid the key to a locker in one of her pinching sandals, now sent to a shoe repair. Foxie is pursued by two men, who try to get the key after killing Arnie.
w. Robert W. Lenski, d. John Carter, m. Richard Markowitz
Cassie Yates (Foxie Dolan), James Luisi (Carl Lucas), Tom Bower ([First Stalker]), David Darlow (Arnie Richards), George Caldwell (Coogan [Second Stalker]), Paul J. Micale (Mr. Lando, Shoe Repair).
With: Larry McCormick (TV Announcer), Alan Rachins (Headwaiter).


7151. Child of Love, Child of Vengeance Part I (03/15/79) ; PN 9012-7802

7152. Child of Love, Child of Vengeance Part II (03/22/79) ; PN 9012-7802

Shortly after lawyer Adams of Nettleson Corporation withdraws a commission from Barnaby, he is killed. In trying to solve the case, Barnaby and J.R. are assisted by Stephanie Capello, a young colleague of Adams, who tells he was searching for Diana Scott. Diana went to the "Center for Spiritual Enlightment". During the course of their investigations Barnaby gets his license revoked due to a false accusation, and J.R. joins the "Center" to find Diana, who turns out to be the illegitimate child of Mimi Nettleson Chiles of Nettleson Corp. and the leader of the religious cult, Garrison, rejected by Mimi's family.
w. Robert W. Lenski, d. Michael Preece, m. Ralph Kessler
Marlyn Mason (Eve Garrison), Pat Hingle (Wesley Garrison/ George Garrety), Joanne Linville (Mimi Nettleson Chiles), Ilene Graff (Stephanie Capello), Renne Jarrett (Claire Boyers), Susan Mullen (Diana Scott), Byron Mabe (Paul), Grainger Hines (Jamie), John Carter (Lt. Biddle), Richard Eastham (Lawrence Adams), Sondra West (Candy Kane/ Massage Parlor), June Dayton (Marie Adams), Claudia Bryar (Mrs. Pomeroy [part II]), Brendan Burns (Stan Clymer), Richard Derr (Stuart Nettleson, Jr.), Roger Callard (Garrison's Driver), Bucklind Beery (Painter [part I]), Joel Colodner (Announcer).
With: (part I) Carmelita Mann (Proprietor/ Massage Parlor), Penelope Gillette (Miss Armstrong), Richard Stuart (Sgt. Glen Keller), Jeff Austin (Nursery Employee), Tom Gagen (Attendant).


7153. Target for a Wedding (04/12/79) ; PN 7820

Barnaby visits his god-daughter Laurie for her wedding with Lester, but the murder of Laurie's uncle Tully, a prospector, casts a shadow on the event. Laurie falls for Blue Simpson, not knowing that he killed Tully and wants to marry her as she will inherit a gold mine.
w. & d. Robert Sherman, m. Don Bagley
Greg Evigan (Blue Simpson), Bonnie Ebsen [Buddy Ebsen's Daughter] (Laurie), Ron Hayes (Sheriff Oscar Hamlin), Bibi Osterwald (Aunt Grace Claymer), Rick Carrott (Lester Deverill), Don Keefer (Tully Kupper), Fred Downs (Louis P. Mosley), Thomas Bellin (Preacher), Geoffrey Land (Deputy).


7154. Temptation (04/19/79) ; PN 7819

To convict Rick Garrett of murder, Lt. Biddle tried to develop Rick's ex girl friend nurse Julie into a secret witness and fell in love with her. When a second witness is killed, J.R. investigates, finding clues that point to Biddle. Barnaby and J.R. try to help the framed one.
w. Norman Jolley, d. Joe Manduke, m. Ralph Kessler
Trish Stewart (Julie Cabot), Jonathan Goldsmith (Rick Garrett), John Carter (Lt. John Biddle), J. Patrick McNamara (Arthur Harrison), Mira Waters (Tracy Adams), Woody Eney (Walter Harrison), Estelle Omens (Natalie Booth), Liberty Godshall (Nancy), Gino Ardito (Motel Clerk), Peter Schuck (Orderly).
With: Maryedith Burrell (Nurse in Lobby), Fred Garrett (Guard).


Production Credits:

Executive Producer: Philip Saltzman
Producer: Robert Sherman
In Charge of Talent: John Conwell
Executive Editorial Supervisor: Richard Brockway
Executive Story Consultant: Norman Jolley
Directors of Photography: William W. Spencer, A.S.C. (7130-7135, 7137-7147, 7149- 7154), Jacques R. Marquette, A.S.C. (7136), Joe Jackman (7148).
Theme by Jerry Goldsmith
Music Supervisor: John Elizalde
Production Managers: Dick Gallegly (7131, 7133), Paul Wurtzel (7132, 7134- 7154).
Developed for Television by Edward Hume
Art Directors: Robert Kinoshita (7131-7150, 7153, 7154), George B. Chan and Norman Newberry (7151 + 7152).
Editors: Donald Hoskinson (7131, 7132, 7139, 7140, 7149), Geoffrey Rowland (7133-7136, 7141, 7143-7144, 7146, 7148, 7154), Peter Johnson, A.C.E. (7137, 7138), Patrick Roark (7142, 7145, 7146, 7150), James Gross (7151 + 7152, 7153).
Assistant Directors: Paul Wurtzel (7131, 7133, ), Skip Beaudine (7132, 7137, 7138-40, 7142, 7145), Charles R. Scott, Jr. (7134, 7141, 7144), Robert Dijoux (7135, 7136), Bob Jeffords (7143, 7146).
1st Assistant Directors: Skip Beaudine (7147, 7150-7152), Bob Jeffords (7148, 7149, 7154), Mark Sandrich (7153).
2nd Assistant Director: Albert Shepard (7147-7154).
Music Editor: Ken Wilhoit (7144)
Sound Editor: Frank Howard (7144)
Casting Director: Tom Palmer.
Post Production Supervisor: Don Hall
Set Decorator: Ralph Nelson.
Consideration Furnished by Ford Motor Company for Appearance of its Automobiles
Filmed at The Samuel Goldwyn Studios
In Charge of Production: Fred Ahern
A Woodruff Production in Association With QM Productions

Broadcast by CBS
Worldvision Enterprises Inc., a Taft Broadcasting Company


Credits were taken from the TV title and end credits of "Barnaby Jones". Many names were double-checked for correct spelling. Thanks to US Internet Movie Database.


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