Barnaby Jones - Season 1

CBS (ended 1980)


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Episode Guide

  • Twenty Million Alibis
    During a TV talk show presenting his memoirs former jewel thief Tony Neill plans to steal a diamond necklace unnoticed during a break. He succeeds, but kills the butler. Barnaby is hired by an insurance company to find jewelry and asks Neill for advice.
  • A Little Glory, a Little Death
    Gloria overhears aging movie star Jason Craig's involvement in drug smuggling. Her blackmail threat leads to her death and Jason pushes her car over a cliff. Her daughter Doris hires Barnaby, who is put out of action. Jones tells Doris to disguise as Gloria.
  • To Denise, With Love and Murder
    Alex Chandler kills his mistress Denise during a quarrel, because she talked to his rich wife Hazel hoping to encourage a divorce. A disappointed Hazel leaves home and as she does not return her brother hires Barnaby to find out whether Alex murdered Hazel.
  • Murder Go-Round
    Murder Go-Round
    Episode 10
    Nick Gorman, who tries in vain to meet Johnny Arthur, is killed in a hit-and-run accident. Barnaby poses as a man on a fishing trip to investigate. The townspeople Flory, Johnson, Spake and Rile draw lots on who should kill Barnaby. They all acquired sudden wealth.
  • See Some Evil, Do Some Evil
    Harry Warren is shot by Stanley Lambert, the seemingly blind pianist at "The Offside" club. Barnaby finds out that larger amounts from Warren's account did not go to his mistress Jenny. He tries to expose Stanley as a person with eyesight and a blackmailer.
  • Sing a Song of Murder
    When rock music star Rick Michaels accidentally falls into his empty pool his girl friend April thinks he is dead. Rick's managers Rooney and Paige believe the same and fearing for their salary they feign a kidnapping. Barnaby searches for April, who disappeared.
  • Murder in the Doll's House
    While working on a revealing book Harry Doyle is killed. Looking for the missing writer and his manuscript Barnaby meets Harry's friend Nancy. Finally he spots the missing pages in the doll's house of Craig Woodridge's aunt. Does Craig have a shady past?
  • The Loose Connection
    Barnaby travels to Baja California with Eleanor to find her father. Way back his car is damaged in an accident. Unwittingly he has been used as heroin courier. He calls Eleanor to account and they let themselves in for a dangerous gamble with the dope pushers.
  • Perchance to Kill
    Perchance to Kill
    Episode 5
    Tony Bloom accuses his associate Steve Kingston of a theft and of having an affair with his wife. Steve kills Tony pretending an assault by two hippies. Barnaby is hired to find Christie and her hippy friend Eric who will be arrested under suspicion of murder.
  • The Murdering Class
    Paul Thayer accidentally kills George Enright after he is caught stealing test answers. His friend Charles Lomax makes it look like a drunken George stole money and fell to death. Barnaby is hired to investigate and clear George's name.
  • Sunday-Doomsday
    Episode 3
    Just released from prison Howard Lee plots revenge on Barnaby who he feels is responsible for him going to prison.
  • To Catch a Dead Man
    Wealthy married Philip Carlyle persuades unwitting Mike Hartney to sail his cabin cruiser with a time bomb aboard. After the explosion Phil is believed to be dead and can begin a new life with his mistress Diane. Julie hires Barnaby to search for her friend Mike.
  • Requiem for a Son
    Requiem for a Son
    Episode 1
    Barnaby Jones was retired from running a successful detective agency and had turned the business over to his son, Hal Jones. While working on a case Hal Jones is murdered so Barnaby comes out of retirement to find his son's killer along with help from fellow detective Frank Cannon (William Conrad).

    After the case is solved Barnaby realizes he missed the life of a private detective and so he comes out of retirement.moreless