The exploits of milk-swilling, geriatric private eye Barnaby Jones.

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Buddy Ebsen ...  Barnaby Jones 178 episodes, 1973-1980
Lee Meriwether ...  Betty Jones 178 episodes, 1973-1980
Mark Shera ...  Jedediah Romano "J.R." Jones 93 episodes, 1976-1980
John Carter John Carter ...  Lt. John Biddle / ... 83 episodes, 1973-1980
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Storyline

Barnaby Jones was a former private eye who temporarily came out of retirement to track down the killer of his son Hal, who had taken over the family business. After bringing Hal's murderer to justice (with the assistance of fellow CBS gumshoe Frank Cannon), Jones decided retirement just wasn't his bag after all, and rehung his shingle with the assistance of daughter-in-law Betty, who ran the office and Barnaby's personal crime laboratory, and (later) young distant cousin Jedidiah, who did the cases' legwork. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Buddy Ebsen has an exciting new assignment. He's Barnaby Jones, a different kind of private eye. He's a trained criminologist who uses his head and modern science to nail his man. Lee Meriwether co-stars. (season 1)

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Барнаби Джонс See more »

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Runtime:

(178 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Guest stars frequently included children of the regulars. Among them, Buddy's daughter Bonnie Ebson appeared in six episodes, playing a different character every time. Also featured were Lee Meriweather's daughter Kyle Aletter Producer Quinn Martin's daughter, Jill Martin See more »

Goofs

Occasionally a car may run off a cliff or crash and then explode. Gasoline is volatile but not explosive, so there is no reason for the cars to explode. See more »

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Jed Clampett meets Mannix
8 April 2003 | by Brian WashingtonSee all my reviews

This is one of my all time favorite private eye shows. Barnaby Jones was probably the last person you would think of as a private investigator, but he mixed good old fashioned detective work with all the then modern techniques (just check out the lab in his office). Lee Meriwether was perfectly cast as his daughter-in-law/secretary Betty and after a few years they brought in the muscle in the form of Barnaby's cousin J.R.(don't call me Jedidiah) Jones. Too bad they don't show reruns of this show anymore. It was an all time classic.


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