The Big Valley

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Name: The Big Valley
Creator: A. I. Bezzerides, Louis F. Edelman
Date(s): 1965 - 1969
Medium: Television
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: Wikipedia
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The Big Valley was an american western television series that ran for four seasons between 1965 - 1969.


The Big Valley focuses on the widow Victoria Barkley, her family, and the trails and tribulations involved in running their family ranch.



  • Although there is a small amount of shipping between the Barkley siblings, most romantic fanfiction seems to focus on the Barkley siblings paired with original characters.

Common Tropes in Fanworks

  • Modern AU: the Barkley family living in a more modern setting
  • Episode Tags: fanfiction connected with a specific episode
  • Pastfic: family life as the children were growing up and before the death of their father
  • Canon Divergence AU: varies, but often involves Heath growing up with his Barkley siblings
  • Futurefic: what happened to the family after the series ended