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Barnaby Jones 

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

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Edward Hume
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ...  Lt. John Biddle / ... 86 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Барнаби Джонс See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(178 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The show was intended as a spinoff from another Quinn Martin production, Cannon. Ultimately, they produced three crossover episodes (guest-starring Cannon's William Conrad), including the BJ pilot, "Requiem for a Son." 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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Featured in Cops and Robbersons (1994) See more »

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A Great Show I wish I could see again!
3 September 2001 | by big_bellied_geezerSee all my reviews

Another one of Quinn Martin's great 70's TV series, as a previous user said this show did come of as unintentionally funny at times due to the advanced age of the always entertaining Buddy Ebsen! I remember there would always be a scene in almost every episode where Mr Ebsen would stiffly run after someone. I kept thinking as a little kid that Buddy Ebsen looked soooo Skinny and frail that a puff of air could knock him down! Yet despite all of this, the show held our viewing interest for six seasons, perhaps we were drawn to the subliminal message that milk is good for your bones because it was obviously helping Barnaby Jones not to snap like a matchstick!


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