Barnaby Jones - Season 3

CBS (ended 1980)


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Episode Guide

  • Bond of Fear
    Bond of Fear
    Episode 24
    Shortly after a quarrel with his wife Florence Harold Armstrong is pushed over banisters and killed. Russ Madden hires Barnaby to prove Florence's innocence. Nora, Harold's mistress tries to blackmail her. Who is the mysterious person disguised as Florence?
  • Jeopardy for Two
    Jeopardy for Two
    Episode 23
    Colonel Redford, a British intelligence agent, seeks Barnaby's help to trace double agent Raven who stole the famous Habsburg Porcelain Collection and sells the pieces at the Jennings Art Gallery. Raven /Jennings kills his associate Sinchek and nearly strangles Redford.
  • Poisoned Pigeon
    Poisoned Pigeon
    Episode 22
    Della Madison is a decoy who talks customers into buying large amounts of copper. When Jim Archer discovers he has been cheated, Della's associate Darnell kills him. While Archer's wife hires Barnaby to find Jim, Della falls in love with her next victim Wade.
  • The Deadlier Species
    Betty poses as rich widow Miss Enright to get access to the "Center for Female Consciousness" in order to clear up the death of lawyer George Lockman. When she finds proof of embezzlement committed by comptroller Robert Travis she jeopardizes her life.
  • Doomed Alibi
    Doomed Alibi
    Episode 20
    Vince Barrett hires look alike Rick to have an alibi when murdering Mason and throwing him into the sea. Rick, who does not know he has been used in a plot, falls for Vince's girl friend Shirley. When Vince wants to get rid of Rick one of them is shot, but who is it?moreless
  • Fantasy of Fear
    Fantasy of Fear
    Episode 19
    One year after the death of her daughter Sandy, Kay Lewiston is haunted by a mysterious call from a little girl. She also finds Sandy's pet panda bear and hires Barnaby to clear the mystery and to prove that she is not mad. But the haunting continues.
  • Image of Evil
    Image of Evil
    Episode 18
    Director Darrin Addison kills aging film star Chambers, who ruined the production with his drunkenness, to get the money from the life insurance to save the project. Barnaby investigates for the insurance company. Witness Mitchell requests the title role.
  • Dangerous Summer
    Dangerous Summer
    Episode 17
    When Chris, Warren, Toby and Michelle rob $200,000 from the company of Chris' wealthy stepfather Thurston, Toby is shot. Barnaby is hired by Toby's father to find the missing son. Medical student Warren fails to save Toby, panics and is killed by Chris.
  • Counterfall
    Episode 16
    Lured to the courthouse by a false subpoena, Greg Albin suddenly becomes prime suspect in the murder of a judge. He forces Barnaby to help him, but is injured by Biddle in an attempt to escape. Trying to uncover a conspiracy Barnaby is pursued by a hit man.
  • Murder Once Removed
    Murder Once Removed
    Episode 15
    When her rich father-in-law R.B. Catlin repudiates her, Melissa kills him in a boating accident. His sister Meg hires Barnaby. When the family reunites at the opening of the will, Arthur, Melissa's brother-in-law, recognizes her as party girl Melinda.
  • Trap Play
    Trap Play
    Episode 14
    Football player Mark Rainey borrows the key of the apartment of his colleague Feather to have a rendezvous with Marsha. When she feels harassed, Mark kills her accidentally. Marsha's husband hires Barnaby. Feather advises Mark to give himself up to the police.
  • The Last Contract
    The Last Contract
    Episode 13
    After marrying Vicki Clay Wakefield wants to quit his career as a professional killer, much to the dismay of his younger brother Lester. When Lester tries to shoot Barnaby, who is looking for the runaway Vicki, the girl gets the bullet and is seriously injured.
  • Web of Deceit
    Web of Deceit
    Episode 12
    While Larry Colter distracts Hillary, the maid of the Tatums, Adam Montgomery photographs secret memos that will expose Tatum's boss J.E. Brock. When Tatum surprises him, they kill him arranging a suicide. Barnaby is hired by the widow and Hillary is imperiled.
  • Death on Deposit
    Death on Deposit
    Episode 11
    When customer Sturmer wants to withdraw a large amount of money from his account, bank president Ellen Blazeford, who ravaged trust accounts for years, kills him by letting loose a bull. But Barnaby, hired by Sturmer's nephew, and two bank employees are on her trail.
  • Time to Kill
    Time to Kill
    Episode 10
    After a party host Colby Lassiter advances the clock unnoticed and gives George Weatherly a narcotic. Then he disappears to steal a precious diamond from the house of his guest. But everything goes wrong: First he kills a guard, then a treacherous diamond cutter.
  • Dark Homecoming
    Dark Homecoming
    Episode 9
    After becoming a famous country singer Ruby Deems returns to her home town attracting her ex-husband Cliff again. When she slays a jealous Cathy in self-defense her manager Shine makes her believe Cathy is dead. Later Shine kills the presumed dead.
  • Mystery Cycle
    Mystery Cycle
    Episode 8
    Jonathan Yeager, a motorbike manufacturer, is killed in a bike test. Barnaby investigates for California Meridian Insurance Company and searches for the mysterious motorcyclist with a black helmet who was seen pursuing Yeager and smokes small cigars.
  • Blueprint for a Caper
    Insurance man Clete Larkin is pushed into an elevator shaft by his colleague Camp. Clete's wife, doubting an accident, hires Barnaby. He finds out that Gina, Clete's mistress, gave away a stolen jade bracelet and that Clete provided the plans for the security system.
  • Forfeit by Death
    Forfeit by Death
    Episode 6
    Young law student Jim Wayburn makes common cause with defendant Ross Kemper who stole jewels and forfeited a large bond from the company of Jim's employer Roxy Morgan, an old friend of Barnaby's. But when Kemper cheats, Jim kills him and tries to sell the jewels.
  • Odd Man Loses
    Odd Man Loses
    Episode 5
    The car pool sharers Don, Mel and Steve assault Mel's boss on a trip to San Diego. But during the robbery the man is killed. Barnaby traces Mel who gets nervous and wants to leave to Mexico with his wife Lorna. When Mel is accidentally killed she joins Don.
  • Conspiracy of Terror
    Terminally ill John Riley took the blame for killing Sheffield's wife, as Sheffield promised to provide for Riley's wife. But Riley gave an interview to Terrence who is murdered thereafter. Working for Terrence's publisher Barnaby traces Sheffield and Long.
  • The Challenge
    The Challenge
    Episode 3
    Private eye Frank Cabot blackmails unfaithful husband Arnold Moore for whose wife he works. During a quarrel Moore falls from a roof top. Barnaby has to match wits with his criminal colleague, who already has another victim and is assisted by a pretty secretary.
  • Dead Man's Run
    Dead Man's Run
    Episode 2
    Lloyd Kellner fakes a fatal car accident so he can disappear with the money he embezzled from a firm of stockholders. With his wife Bernice he wants to leave the country in a boat and $4 million in diamonds. But Bernice prefers to join a third associate, Stayman.
  • A Gathering of Thieves
    Whit Brewer sells lots at Shadow Lake Estates, but the construction works did not start yet. Claude Meecham discovers the fraud and is killed in a car accident. When Whit tries to get rid of his associates, the two rivaling women Madge and Irene ally.