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Barnaby Jones: Season 1
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When I was a kid, shows like Barnaby Jones were the grown up shows you loved to be able to stay up to watch. Now, grown up shows border on the perverse. In the 70's, my sainted mom and dad took us to visit Cooperstown, New York. It was a treat to be able to stay up late and watch a show like Barnaby Jones, while nibbling on Chicken in a Bisquet crackers (back then, that was one of the unusual crackers. Now, there's a million varieties). Now that my wife bought me the DVD from Amazon, I intend to watch Barnaby Jones, savoring not just the nostalgia, but the quality. I already have a box of Chicken in a Bisquet crackers to nibble on during the show, and I'm counting on my mom and dad to be looking down and watching with me, from Heaven.
After years of fans wanting and waiting, our patience has finally been rewarded! This 662-minute DVD set brings all 13 the episodes as originally broadcast, in full screen video and English mono sound. They are also closed captioned. It's being released by CBS/Paramount, and while I've not yet seen the set, it's reportedly been carefully remastered, and contains all of the original musical cues.
Buddy "Beverly Hillbillies" Ebsen plays the tile role, while Lee "Batman, Time Tunnel" Meriwether portrays his daughter-in-law, Betty Jones. Barnaby heads his LA firm, while Betty provides him with invaluable assistance.
The Classic TV detective series aired on CBS from Jan. 28, 1973, to April 3, 1980. It premiered as a midseason replacement show, shaking up the CBS lineup by taking the timeslot of the Iconic Classic TV detective series Mannix, pushing it back to air one hour before the new kid on the block. Because of that, there were fewer episodes produced in its first season.
The Barnaby Jones character was introduced in 1973 in an episode in the third-season of the Classic TV detective series, Cannon, entitled, "The Deadly Conspiracy." The two-part episode began on Cannon and concluded on the premiere of Barnaby Jones with "Requiem for a Son."
An aging Barnaby had decided to retire and had left the private investigation business to his son, Hal. The now-grieving Barnaby decides to take the advice of his friend, Frank Cannon (William Conrad, in the cross-over from the show Cannon), to come out of retirement and solve the case in the pilot episode, "Requiem for a Son.Read more ›
yes-but its the BEST investment we ever made!no commercials-try it-you will LOVE it--you cant take it(cost) with you to the grave -TV when TV WAS tv--so glad we did!and all these shows given time-are rewatchable-JOIN the club!!if youre over 60--its tv as you remember it -pure clean fun--entertaining!Read more ›
Ebsen was 62, when The Beverly Hillbillies ended, but he was far from ready to hang it up. Crime shows were very popular, and in 1973 Ebsen made his debut as investigator Barnaby Jones on Quinn Martin's private eye series Cannon, before quickly launching the character into his own series. When his son Hal, a private investigator, is murdered, Barnaby decides to look into the case, aided by daughter-in-law Betty Jones, played by the lovely Lee Meriwether (Time Tunnel). After solving the case, Barnaby decides to continue as a private investigator.
Because of his age, fights, chases, and physically demanding stunts were mostly out, and Jones usually relied on his intelligence, experience, persistence, and forensic skills, to solve cases. There seems to be a lot of Jed Clampett in Barnaby Jones. Soft spoken, possessing a similar sage wisdom, and strong moral fiber, the tall and affable Jones, carried himself with great dignity.Read more ›
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Barnaby Jones is one of my all time favorite detective series and really enjoyed the first season on DVD and going down memory lane. Read morePublished 4 months ago by R. Barri Flowers
To all of you Barnaby Jones Fans like me the Box Set of Barnaby Jones will come out in Nov. 2015.Published 5 months ago by Cynthia M. Jones
i love Barnaby jones i saw it when it first came out
the only problem is it seems that only the first year is available why
Wonderful series and CBS did a fine job!
Also I recently read that VEI recently bought all the rights to Barnaby Jones and Cannon which means we will finally get complete... Read more
I bought this just for the episode "Murder Go Round", a wonderful ensemble piece featuring many recognizable and excellent character actors from the times. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Eclectic Galaxie
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|Request Release of Remaining Barnaby Jones Series||
Please please release the full series of Barnaby Jones and also the Rookies that featured Sam Melville and Kate Jackson
May 13, 2014 by Teresa (fan from down under) | See all 9 posts
CBS DVD will only release season two if they feel demand warrants it. The person to contact to request this is:
Viacom Video Services
524 W 57th St
New York, NY 10019-2902
Apr 23, 2014 by SusScrofa | See all 5 posts
I love the complete show and would buy the complete series if it comes out it is my favorite show of all time and buddy ebsen is my favorite actor of all time please release it others are being released that shouldn't be
Mar 1, 2015 by Rhonda | See all 3 posts
Apr 25, 2012 by Mocha's Mom | See all 4 posts
|Does Barnaby Jones have closed captioning?||
Yes, luckily enough it does!
May 14, 2012 by Thomas M. Goerke | See all 2 posts
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