The Big Valley

The Big Valley

1965 - 1969, Drama, Western
A family defends their ranch in in 1870 California.

Episode Guide

  • The Big Valley - Point and Counterpoint (Season 4 Episode 26)
    Season 4 Episode 26:

    Point and Counterpoint

    Not knowing Victoria is the next target, Jarrod defends a twin accused of killing a judge.

  • The Big Valley - Flight From San Miguel (Season 4 Episode 25)
    Season 4 Episode 25:

    Flight From San Miguel

    Heath helps an old friend by trying to free her husband, a revolutionary imprisoned in Mexico.

  • The Big Valley - Danger Road (Season 4 Episode 24)
    Season 4 Episode 24:

    Danger Road

    Victoria must depend on an English valet to help deliver medicine to the Indians.

  • The Big Valley - Town of No Exit (Season 4 Episode 23)
    Season 4 Episode 23:

    Town of No Exit

    Five madmen in a ghost town capture Heath in a ghost town and condemn him.

  • The Big Valley - The Other Face of Justice (Season 4 Episode 22)
    Season 4 Episode 22:

    The Other Face of Justice

    The Barkleys persuade the sheriff to return to his post, not knowing of his nighttime raids with marauders.

  • The Big Valley - The Battle of Mineral Springs (Season 4 Episode 21)
    Season 4 Episode 21:

    The Battle of Mineral Springs

    Victoria and Jarrod open stage and freight lines to save a dying town, but meet a rival.

  • The Big Valley - A Passage of Saints (Season 4 Episode 20)
    Season 4 Episode 20:

    A Passage of Saints

    Jarrod defends a Mormon family's right to rent land, until he learns the man is a polygamist.

  • The Big Valley - The Royal Road (Season 4 Episode 19)
    Season 4 Episode 19:

    The Royal Road

    Jarrod's ward, Laura, falls in love with a prince (Sajid Khan) from India who is really part of a scam.

  • The Big Valley - Alias Nellie Handly (Season 4 Episode 18)
    Season 4 Episode 18:

    Alias Nellie Handly

    Victoria becomes concerned about state prison conditions and secretly arranges to be arrested and incarcerated.

  • The Big Valley - Lightfoot (Season 4 Episode 17)
    Season 4 Episode 17:


    A militant Indian friend of the Barkleys returns to Stockton after attending Harvard Law School, intending to use militancy to free his people.

  • The Big Valley - The 25 Graves of Midas (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    The 25 Graves of Midas

    Injured, unconscious Heath is hidden by a widow seeking revenge for her husband's death in a mining incident.

  • The Big Valley - The Secret (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    The Secret

    Adam Howard seeks revenge when he suspects that his wife and Jarrod are having an affair.

  • The Big Valley - Joshua Watson (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Joshua Watson

    Rodeo competitors learn a contestant hired by Nick is wanted in Arizona.

  • The Big Valley - Top of the Stairs (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    Top of the Stairs

    Victoria gets suspicious when she is told her brother-in-law is permanently locked away as a madman.

  • The Big Valley - Hunter's Moon (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Hunter's Moon

    A jealous husband plans a dawn hanging for his wife's supposed lover -- Nick.

  • The Big Valley - The Prize (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    The Prize

    A bounty hunter's quarry comes for his newborn son, left with Heath when the mother dies.

  • The Big Valley - A Stranger Everywhere (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:

    A Stranger Everywhere

    Nick's practical joke backfires when gunmen stalk a dressmaker they believe is the sole survivor of a bank-robbery gang.

  • The Big Valley - The Profit and the Lost (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    The Profit and the Lost

    Heath saves a gunman's life, then learns he was brought to town by a father who wants revenge for a self-defense slaying.

  • The Big Valley - The Long Ride (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    The Long Ride

    Audra is mute after seeing a family slaughtered, then one of the killers pursues her and Victoria.

  • The Big Valley - Hell Hath No Fury (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Hell Hath No Fury

    A member (Carol Lynley) of a gang of highwaymen wants revenge on Heath for rejecting her.

  • The Big Valley - The Jonah (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    The Jonah

    In order to bring in their harvest on time, the Barkleys hire a man with a reputation as a jinx.

  • The Big Valley - Deathtown (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:


    Three Mexicans with whom Jarrod had a land deal are lynched for the rape/murder of a lawyer's wife.

  • The Big Valley - Run of the Cat (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Run of the Cat

    Badly injured Nick insists on helping track the cougar that attacked him.

  • The Big Valley - Presumed Dead (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Presumed Dead

    A cattle rustler rescues amnesiac Victoria after a stagecoach accident and tells her they are married.

  • The Big Valley - They Called Her Delilah (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    They Called Her Delilah

    Jarrod defends an ex-Confederate spy (Julie London) arrested for murder soon after arriving in Stockton.

  • The Big Valley - In Silent Battle (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    In Silent Battle

    The Barkleys suspect the sanity of a war hero (Adam West) who suddenly proposes to Audra.

  • The Big Valley - The Challenge (Season 3 Episode 26)
    Season 3 Episode 26:

    The Challenge

    Sen. Bannard comes to Stockton to campaign for re-election and uses a fake photograph of Victoria to force his opponent to withdraw.

  • The Big Valley - Run of the Savage (Season 3 Episode 25)
    Season 3 Episode 25:

    Run of the Savage

    A 14-year-old who stole from the ranch plans to hold Nick for ransom.

  • The Big Valley - Devil's Masquerade (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:

    Devil's Masquerade

    Heath suspects a woman who has come to wed her longtime pen pal, a homely, middle-aged farmer.

  • The Big Valley - Bounty on a Barkley (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    Bounty on a Barkley

    Nick falls for a newcomer (Leslie Parrish); Victoria learns why she is so reluctant.

  • The Big Valley - Rimfire (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:


    Jarrod goes to a mining town to conclude a merger deal between the Barkley mines and another mining combine.

  • The Big Valley - The Emperor of Rice (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    The Emperor of Rice

    A desperate merchant kidnaps Victoria to force the Barkleys to help him corner the imported-rice market.

  • The Big Valley - Fall of a Hero (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Fall of a Hero

    Jarrod must convince a hostile witness to testify for Heath in the death of an Indian scout's killer.

  • The Big Valley - Shadow of a Giant (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Shadow of a Giant

    Nick and Heath join a famed marshal's posse on the trail of outlaw brothers.

  • The Big Valley - Miranda (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:


    A Mexican revolutionary poses as an aristocrat to get a necklace left with the Barkleys for safekeeping.

  • The Big Valley - Days of Wrath (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Days of Wrath

    Jarrod brings his bride home but encounters tragedy soon after arriving.

  • The Big Valley - The Good Thieves (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    The Good Thieves

    Nick and Heath track the thieves who wounded Jarrod to a town where outlaws are leading citizens.

  • The Big Valley - The Buffalo Man (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    The Buffalo Man

    Barkleys start a parole system in the valley to help give convicts a new start.

  • The Big Valley - Journey Into Violence (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    Journey Into Violence

    Mountain men convict Heath of murder and sentence him to hard labor to support the victim's widow.

  • The Big Valley - Night of the Executioner (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Night of the Executioner

    Heath must find the true conspirators when he is accused of killing a congressman.

  • The Big Valley - Four Days to Furnace Hill (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Four Days to Furnace Hill

    Two guards substitute captured Victoria for a prisoner that one of them killed while transporting the convict to jail.

  • The Big Valley - Explosion (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:


    Jarrod, Nick and Heath wait for more nitroglycerin to arrive.

  • The Big Valley - Explosion (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:


    Only the Barkley sons are available to transport nitroglycerin to fight a forest fire.

  • The Big Valley - A Noose Is Waiting (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    A Noose Is Waiting

    The Barkleys' new friend sets up his medical practice in Stockton but conceals plans to avenge his father's death.

  • The Big Valley - The Disappearance (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    The Disappearance

    Victoria tries to find Audra, who vanished from a hotel overnight.

  • The Big Valley - Guilty (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:


    Jarrod's client is found guilty and sentenced to jail, but the man escapes and comes back to town.

  • The Big Valley - Lady Killer (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Lady Killer

    At a trail stop, Nick meets a girl whose family has unsavory plans for him and Heath.

  • The Big Valley - Night in a Small Town (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Night in a Small Town

    Heath's old friend, now a town marshal, accuses a woman of making trouble, then causes a man's death.

  • The Big Valley - The Time After Midnight (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    The Time After Midnight

    Taking over the prosecution of a crooked businessman from a dead friend costs Jarrod his sight.

  • The Big Valley - A Flock of Trouble (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    A Flock of Trouble

    An old peddler (Milton Berle) cons Nick into taking sheep as payment for a poker debt.

  • The Big Valley - Ambush (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:


    Victoria and her hunting guide try to protect three innocent Indian women who are hiding in a mission to avoid scalp hunters.

  • The Big Valley - Joaquin (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:


    The Barkleys' new hand is later identified as a Mexican bandit, sparking violence.

  • The Big Valley - Cage of Eagles (Season 2 Episode 30)
    Season 2 Episode 30:

    Cage of Eagles

    A British major claims that the new explosives expert hired by the Barkleys is really an Irish rebel.

  • The Big Valley - Days of Grace (Season 2 Episode 29)
    Season 2 Episode 29:

    Days of Grace

    A nun saves her former love, Heath, sentenced to die on trumped-up charges.

  • The Big Valley - The Lady From Mesa (Season 2 Episode 28)
    Season 2 Episode 28:

    The Lady From Mesa

    A trusted ranch hand of the Barkleys' is wounded in a gunfight, and Nick sets off to find the man's daughter.

  • The Big Valley - Showdown in Limbo (Season 2 Episode 27)
    Season 2 Episode 27:

    Showdown in Limbo

    A sheriff asks friend Heath to help him and his son escort a prisoner.

  • The Big Valley - Turn of a Card (Season 2 Episode 26)
    Season 2 Episode 26:

    Turn of a Card

    Heath tries to buy the freedom of a lovely Polynesian girl enslaved by a cruel sea captain.

  • The Big Valley - Plunder (Season 2 Episode 25)
    Season 2 Episode 25:


    Deputized Heath stands between looters and a town evacuated because of a weakening dam.

  • The Big Valley - Court Martial (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    Court Martial

    Strangers invade the Barkley home to execute a former Union general for war crimes.

  • The Big Valley - Brother Love (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    Brother Love

    A faith healer comes to town with a scheme to swindle the people in the valley.

  • The Big Valley - The Price of Victory (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    The Price of Victory

    Nick helps a rancher goaded back into boxing after retiring from the ring with an injury.

  • The Big Valley - The Haunted Gun (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    The Haunted Gun

    Sen. Jud Robson visits the Barkley ranch but fears that he may be the target of an assassination attempt.

  • The Big Valley - The Stallion (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    The Stallion

    An elderly hand misinterprets an offer of an easier job and decides to prove his worth by capturing a wild stallion.

  • The Big Valley - Down Shadow Street (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Down Shadow Street

    A deranged judge tries to commit Victoria to an insane asylum to prevent her testimony that his son is a murderer.

  • The Big Valley - Boy Into Man (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Boy Into Man

    A 15-year-old runs afoul of the law and flees with his siblings to find the impoverished mother who abandoned them.

  • The Big Valley - Image of Yesterday (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    Image of Yesterday

    When a roving band of marauders begins robbing and killing in the valley, the ranchers try to stop it.

  • The Big Valley - Wagonload of Dreams (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    Wagonload of Dreams

    A Greek farmer, outraged by the rates charged by the railroad, decides to take his crops to market by wagon.

  • The Big Valley - Day of the Comet (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    Day of the Comet

    Audra falls for a gentle man (Bradford Dillman) hiding on the ranch, then discovers he is on the run from the Army.

  • The Big Valley - Hide the Children (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    Hide the Children

    Feeling guilty for maligning a Gypsy as a thief, Nick agrees to bring the man's daughter to her wedding.

  • The Big Valley - Day of Terror (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Day of Terror

    An outlaw (Colleen Dewhurst) and her two sons, one badly wounded, take Victoria, Audra and a Sunday-school class hostage.

  • The Big Valley - Last Stage to Salt Flats (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Last Stage to Salt Flats

    An alcoholic salesman's secret may save the lives of fellow stagecoach passengers, stranded by robbers in the desert.

  • The Big Valley - The Iron Box (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    The Iron Box

    Nick and Heath are convicted of trumped-up charges in a strange town and forced to work on a corrupt warden's chain gang.

  • The Big Valley - The Great Safe Robbery (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    The Great Safe Robbery

    The Barkley sons and railroad detectives pursue a trio of safecrackers holding Victoria and Audra prisoner.

  • The Big Valley - The Man From Nowhere (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    The Man From Nowhere

    Jarrod is asked to act as mediator in a battle between some cattle ranchers and a widowed squatter and her son.

  • The Big Valley - The Velvet Trap (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    The Velvet Trap

    An outlaw's attractive girlfriend (Laura Devon) plans to trick smitten Heath into killing her lover's pursuer.

  • The Big Valley - Target (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:


    A farmer, wanting to be governor, uses violence to convince voters the Barkleys acquired their lands illegally.

  • The Big Valley - The Martyr (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Martyr

    Jarrod risks his life and friendship to save a Basque anarchist menaced by friend and foe alike.

  • The Big Valley - Pursuit (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:


    Victoria enlists a hard-luck cowboy to help her quarantine an Indian stricken with measles.

  • The Big Valley - Caesar's Wife (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Caesar's Wife

    An elderly man's young wife is jealous of the attentions her husband's handsome servant pays to Audra.

  • The Big Valley - Legend of a General (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Legend of a General

    Jarrod and Nick go to Mexico to free Heath, who will be exchanged for a Mexican general.

  • The Big Valley - The Lost Treasure (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Lost Treasure

    A con man pursued by cohorts claims to be Heath's father in order to blackmail him.

  • The Big Valley - The Last Train to the Fair (Season 1 Episode 30)
    Season 1 Episode 30:

    The Last Train to the Fair

    A doctor treating train-passenger Audra for appendicitis meets enemies who reveal a secret from his past.

  • The Big Valley - Tunnel of Gold (Season 1 Episode 29)
    Season 1 Episode 29:

    Tunnel of Gold

    Victoria helps a friend and her ex-outlaw husband who have opened a store next to a warehouse of gold.

  • The Big Valley - The Midas Man (Season 1 Episode 28)
    Season 1 Episode 28:

    The Midas Man

    Audra falls for a speculator planning to foreclose on desperate ranchers to whom he gave high-interest loans.

  • The Big Valley - The River Monarch (Season 1 Episode 27)
    Season 1 Episode 27:

    The River Monarch

    The Barkley men must clear their father's name of accusations of taking Union Army gold thought lost in a shipwreck.

  • The Big Valley - By Force and Violence (Season 1 Episode 26)
    Season 1 Episode 26:

    By Force and Violence

    Victoria forces an escaped convict (Bruce Dern) at gunpoint to rescue Heath from beneath an overturned wagon.

  • The Big Valley - Into the Widow's Web (Season 1 Episode 25)
    Season 1 Episode 25:

    Into the Widow's Web

    Heath finds more than he bargained for when he takes the blame for killing an old love's drunken husband.

  • The Big Valley - Hazard (Season 1 Episode 24)
    Season 1 Episode 24:


    In a secretive town, Jarrod investigates Heath's hatred of a man rescued from bounty hunters.

  • The Big Valley - The Fallen Hawk (Season 1 Episode 23)
    Season 1 Episode 23:

    The Fallen Hawk

    After Heath asks a friend to do a job, the man is thrown from a horse and paralyzed.

  • The Big Valley - The Death Merchant (Season 1 Episode 22)
    Season 1 Episode 22:

    The Death Merchant

    A killer involves himself in a quarrel between the Barkleys and neighbors, already resulting in a death.

  • The Big Valley - Barbary Red (Season 1 Episode 21)
    Season 1 Episode 21:

    Barbary Red

    A dance-hall girl (Jill St. John) helps Jarrod rescue Nick and some ranch hands shanghaied by a captain.

  • The Big Valley - Under a Dark Star (Season 1 Episode 20)
    Season 1 Episode 20:

    Under a Dark Star

    Jarrod insists on helping an ex-inmate whose murder conviction was overturned.

  • The Big Valley - Teacher of Outlaws (Season 1 Episode 19)
    Season 1 Episode 19:

    Teacher of Outlaws

    Victoria is startled to learn why outlaws kidnapped her while she was substituting for a schoolteacher.

  • The Big Valley - A Time to Kill (Season 1 Episode 18)
    Season 1 Episode 18:

    A Time to Kill

    An old school chum (William Shatner) of Jarrod's may be a counterfeiter and bank robber.

  • The Big Valley - By Fires Unseen (Season 1 Episode 17)
    Season 1 Episode 17:

    By Fires Unseen

    Nick's new fiancee joins the family on an annual camping trip in the mountains, but jealousy ends in tragedy.

  • The Big Valley - The Invaders (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    The Invaders

    Cutthroats wound Heath while Nick and the hands are away.

  • The Big Valley - Judgment in Heaven (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    Judgment in Heaven

    Jarrod tries to reform an outlaw's girlfriend (Lynn Loring) by having her spend Christmas with the Barkleys.

  • The Big Valley - The Brawlers (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    The Brawlers

    Nick takes on the leader of Irish immigrants who settled illegally on Barkley land.

  • The Big Valley - The Guilt of Matt Bentall (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    The Guilt of Matt Bentall

    Heath claims that the new foreman at the Barkley ranch was once the commander of a prison camp.

  • The Big Valley - Night of the Wolf (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Night of the Wolf

    Bitten by a rabid wolf, Nick waits out the disease's incubation alone, to spare his family.

  • The Big Valley - The Way to Kill a Killer (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    The Way to Kill a Killer

    Nick's childhood friend discovers anthrax in his herd while it is pastured on Barkley land.

  • The Big Valley - The Murdered Party (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The Murdered Party

    Jarrod incenses neighbors and family when he defends a man accused of killing a prominent Stockton resident.

  • The Big Valley - Earthquake (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:


    After a violent earthquake hits the Stockton area, Victoria is trapped in a church basement with a violent drunk (Charles Bronson) and a pregnant Indian.

  • The Big Valley - My Son, My Son (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    My Son, My Son

    Infatuated, the son of neighbors attempts to force himself on Audra.

  • The Big Valley - Winner Lose All (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Winner Lose All

    A Spanish nobleman threatens to foreclose on ranchers when Heath falls for his daughter (Katharine Ross).

  • The Big Valley - Heritage (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:


    Heath faces off with the young head of a fanatic society secretly planning to blow up a Barkley mine.

  • The Big Valley - The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Odyssey of Jubal Tanner

    The government wants an old man's land as the site for a beneficial dam.

  • The Big Valley - The Young Marauders (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Young Marauders

    Audra becomes involved with a young man whom the other Barkleys suspect of running a protection racket.

  • The Big Valley - Boots With My Father's Name (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    Boots With My Father's Name

    Obsessed to learn her late husband's past, Victoria endangers her life in a mining town.

  • The Big Valley - Forty Rifles (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Forty Rifles

    Heath considers letting a Civil War general (Andrew Duggan) join his mission.

  • The Big Valley - Palms of Glory (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Palms of Glory

    The valley residents turn to the Barkleys when the railroad threatens their farms and ranches.