The Wild West adventures of the Barkley family in California's San Joaquin Valley.
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 Jarrod Barkley (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Nick Barkley (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Heath Barkley (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Audra Barkley (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Victoria Barkley / ... (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
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Victoria Barkley heads her adult brood on the Barkley Ranch in California's San Joaquin Valley, near Stockton, in the 1870s. Heath is the illegitimate son of Victoria's husband, Tom (who is dead at the time of the series). Bank robbers, horse thieves, revolutionaries, and land grabbers keep the Barkleys hopping. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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15 September 1965 (USA)  »

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Big Valley  »

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(112 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The exterior shot of the Barkley house shown in the opening theme was also Tara, the same house exterior used in "Gone With The Wind," See more »

Goofs

The series is apparently set during the administration of Ulysses S. Grant. However many of the years and dates mentioned during the series conflict with this setting. See more »

Quotes

Heath: Boy Howdy! I've got blisters in places I didn't even know I had places.
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Connections

Referenced in The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: The Trunk (1965) See more »

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Amazingly similar feelings
14 January 2003 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

After reading the comments of others who love The Big Valley, I feel less unusual for enjoying the old show so much. It totally captured my interest when I was a teenager, and I miss watching it, since I cannot locate it. It should have run longer, but I can understand the actors were afraid of typecasting, or had other plans. I love everything about the show, from the opening music, to the stars, to the clothes, and I really loved that house, especially the staircase. I dream of a house like that one. I was pleased to have Linda Evans go on to Dynasty, and to see Lee Majors as The Bionic Man. I hoped to see more of Peter Breck and the others.


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