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Barnaby Jones/A Ransom in Diamonds

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A Ransom in Diamonds
Season 6, Episode 16
Airdate January 12, 1978
Production Number 7716
Written by Gerald Sanford
Directed by Walter Grauman
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A Ransom in Diamonds is the sixteenth episode of the sixth season of Barnaby Jones, and the one hundred twenty-fifth episode overall.

Starring: Buddy Ebsen (Barnaby Jones)

Also Starring: Lee Meriwether (Betty Jones), Mark Shera (J.R. Jones)

with Guest Stars: Felton Perry (Alexander Street), Dennis Patrick (Warren Christie), Vincent Baggetta (Dave Harmon), Darrell Fetty (Woody March)

with Special Guest Star: Sam Weisman (Stanley Donaldson)

Co-Starring: Carl Weintraub (Bo Harper), Fawne Harriman (Andrea Christie), Chip Fields (Kelly Johnson), Byron Morrow (Keith Milland), Rozelle Gayle (Rambo), Jim Bohan (Pete Grannis)

with Sharon Thomas (Barbara), Gayle Gannes (Gloria), Doug Hume (Doorman)


Plot Overview

Barnaby competes with a pair of streetwise younger detectives in the search for diamonds stolen from a jewelry store. When it's discovered that it's an inside job--the store owner stole the jewels himself to ransom his kidnapped wife--Barnaby and his new friends team up to save her.


This episode was a backdoor pilot for a potential series featuring the characters played by Sam Weisman and Felton Perry.

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The Show

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