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.
Victoria heads alone into the desert to find a sick indian before he reaches, and infects, his people.Watch Now:Amazon
A man tries to get his peaches to market.
Jarod defends Heath in court when he is accused of murder.Watch Now:Amazon
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 dealingWatch Now:Amazon
Victoria is grabbed by men on their way to a prison, who need to replace the female prisoner they killed.
The Barkleys hire a man famous for his bad luck to help harvest their crops.Watch Now:Amazon
Nick manages an injured boxer, in his last fight.Watch Now:Amazon
A deranged doctor moves to town and makes Victoria, then Audra, his next victim.Watch Now:Amazon
Part2, The Barkley boys volunteer to take the nitro to the fire!!Watch Now:Amazon
Nick accompanies a gypsy to her wedding.Watch Now:Amazon
When Jarod goes to Rimfire to conclude a merge of two mines, trouble starts.Watch Now:Amazon
A young girl witnesses a massacre, and is now being stalked. Victoria must stop this before it is too late.Watch Now:Amazon
Victoria and Audra are held captive in the church by an outlaw and her sons.Watch Now:Amazon
Heath's childhood sweetheart Libby suddenly reappears in his life, bringing nothing but trouble.He ends up thrown in jail, accused of the murder of Liberty's drunken husband, by the new D.A. who's out to prove that the Barkleys power and money can't buy everything. It's a race to prove Heath's innocence and save him from a fate at the end of a rope!!Watch Now:Amazon
A con man comes claiming to be Heath's real father, not Tom Barkley.Watch Now:Amazon