7.6
28 votes
The Big Valley

The Big Valley

ABC 1965

Setting is the 1870s in California's gorgeous San Joaquin Valley, The Big Valley is the story of Stockton's richest and most powerful family, The Barkley's. Lead by the family matriarch and widow Victoria Barkley, they live on the Barkley Ranch managing their cattle herd, mines, citrus groves and logging camps.Victoria's four adult brood consists of her two sons Jarrod and Nick, daughter Audra and step-son Heath. Jarrod, a prominent lawyer, handles all of the families legal issues and manages his two law offices in Stockton and San Francisco. Nick, a strong built rancher, physically manages the family's holdings. Nick is aggressive, out-spoken and at times hot-headed. Victoria's youngest child is her beautiful daughter Audra. Audra is protected by all of the family members. Audra is very sensitive, caring, loves horses, and is a very talented rider. Heath, Victoria's step-son, helps Nick manage the family's processions.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Big Valley

The Big Valley - S2E5

#1 - Pursuit

9.25

Season 2 - Episode 5

Victoria heads alone into the desert to find a sick indian before he reaches, and infects, his people.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The Big Valley from 4 votes.

The Big Valley - S2E16

#2 - Wagonload of Dreams

9.00

Season 2 - Episode 16

A man tries to get his peaches to market.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Big Valley from 3 votes.

The Big Valley - S3E12

#3 - Four Days to Furnace Hill

9.00

Season 3 - Episode 12

Victoria is grabbed by men on their way to a prison, who need to replace the female prisoner they killed.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The Big Valley from 4 votes.

The Big Valley - S2E11

#4 - The Iron Box

8.80

Season 2 - Episode 11

While in a strange town, Heath and Nick buy a bull from a man who turns around and has them arrested for stealing it. The sherrif catches up to them while they sit around their campfire, and a fight ensues in which Heath badly burns his leg in the fire. The crooked sheriff takes them to a road gang prison to await trail. . .in a few months!! The cruel warden refuses to allow Heath a doctor and makes him work alongside the others. They soon find out the real reason that innocent drifters are arrested and imprisoned, free work labour for the man whom the Barkley brothers had bought the bull from. Meanwhile, at home Jarrod has found out what has happened to his brothers and heads out after them. Arriving at the prison he demands to see them and when the warden refuses he threatens him with legal action if he is not allowed to see his clients. After he speaks with them he rides off to find the circuit judge. Getting scared that the truth will come out now that he realizes who he's dealing

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The Big Valley from 10 votes.

The Big Valley - S1E10

#5 - The Murdered Party

8.67

Season 1 - Episode 10

Jarrod defends a man accused of murder, even though the only witness is his own brother, Heath!!

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The Big Valley from 9 votes.

The Big Valley - S3E11

#6 - Explosion! (2)

8.67

Season 3 - Episode 11

Part2, The Barkley boys volunteer to take the nitro to the fire!!

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The Big Valley from 3 votes.

The Big Valley - S4E6

#7 - The Jonah

8.67

Season 4 - Episode 6

The Barkleys hire a man famous for his bad luck to help harvest their crops.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The Big Valley from 3 votes.

The Big Valley - S2E22

#8 - Price of Victory

8.50

Season 2 - Episode 22

Nick manages an injured boxer, in his last fight.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The Big Valley from 6 votes.

The Big Valley - S2E25

#9 - Plunder!

8.50

Season 2 - Episode 25

Heath is sent to protect an evacuated town.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The Big Valley from 2 votes.

The Big Valley - S3E9

#10 - A Noose is Waiting

8.50

Season 3 - Episode 9

A deranged doctor moves to town and makes Victoria, then Audra, his next victim.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The Big Valley from 4 votes.

#11 - Hide The Children
8.43
Season 2 - Episode 14

Nick accompanies a gypsy to her wedding.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of The Big Valley from 7 votes.

#12 - The Disappearance
8.40
Season 3 - Episode 8

While on a layover in a strange town, Audra disappears without a trace, leaving her desperate mother to find her.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of The Big Valley from 5 votes.

#13 - Explosion! (1)
8.33
Season 3 - Episode 10

Part 1, A forest fire rages drawing closer to Stockton. The only solution, a firebreak made with nitroglyceryn!!

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of The Big Valley from 3 votes.

#14 - The Buffalo Man
8.33
Season 3 - Episode 15

The Barkleys hire a bunch of convicts to help with a harvest, and find out that they are tormented by an evil overseer.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of The Big Valley from 3 votes.

#15 - Miranda
8.33
Season 3 - Episode 18

When the Barkleys meet a Mexican fleeing a revolution, they vow to help protect him

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of The Big Valley from 3 votes.

#16 - Rimfire
8.33
Season 3 - Episode 22

When Jarod goes to Rimfire to conclude a merge of two mines, trouble starts.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of The Big Valley from 3 votes.

#17 - The Long Ride
8.33
Season 4 - Episode 8

A young girl witnesses a massacre, and is now being stalked. Victoria must stop this before it is too late.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of The Big Valley from 3 votes.

#18 - Night of the Wolf
8.25
Season 1 - Episode 12

When Nick is bitten by a rabid wolf, he makes Heath swear not to say a word, and leaves town so his family will not have to witness what will happen to him.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of The Big Valley from 8 votes.

#19 - Teacher of Outlaws
8.20
Season 1 - Episode 19

Mistaken for the schoolteacher, Victoria is kidnapped by an outlaw who wishes to learn to read.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of The Big Valley from 5 votes.

#20 - They Called Her Delilah
8.20
Season 4 - Episode 2

One of the former confederate spies arrives in Stockton.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of The Big Valley from 5 votes.

Last updated: oct 26, 2020

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