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The Big Valley (USA, 1965-1969), the Western TV series that starred Barbara Stanwyck, Lee Majors, Richard Long, Peter Breck and Linda Evans, is being screened on weekday afternoons by the UK satellite television channel Talking Pictures TV.

The series told the story of the Barkley family and their ongoing efforts to protect themselves, and their ranch in California’s San Joaquin Valley, from a variety of villains and varmints who passed by on their way to the nearby town of Stockton.

Notable guest players include Charles Bronson, Warren Oates, Dennis Hopper, Bruce Dern, Harry Dean Stanton, John Carradine, George Kennedy, Strother Martin, Claude Akins, Bradford Dillman, R. G. Armstrong, L. Q. Jones, Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Ellen Burstyn, William Shatner, Martin Landau, Olivia de Havilland, Lincoln Tate, Karen Black, Susan Strasberg, Robert Fuller, Lou Rawls, Adam West, Leslie Nielsen, Joe Don Baker, Julie London, Vincent Gardenia, Robert Loggia, Chips Rafferty, Jill St. John, Yaphet Kotto, Julie Adams and Victoria Vetri.

The series begins airing on Monday 2nd October 2017 at 2:00 pm.