Bonanza The Official DVD Collection (Issue 48)
The Making of Bonanza
A deep respect for the land was a major factor that often dictated the actions of the Cartwright family.
Hoss and the Leprechauns (Series 5 Episode 12) The sanity of the middle Cartwright son is questioned in one of the Western’s best-ever comedy episodes.
The Prime of Life (Series 5 Episode 13) Ben starts to act erratically after a bitter battle with rival Barney Fuller to secure a lucrative lumber contract.
The Lila Conrad Story (Series 5 Episode 14) When a woman is accused of murder, her background is blackened by vindictive elements in Silver Hills. Andrew Duggan guest stars.
Imposing authority figures – such as Judge David Knowlton in The Lila Conrad Story – came easy for 6ft 6ins Bonanza guest star Andrew Duggan.
The Wild West
It was hard to find the right balance between the economy and the environment when it came to cutting down forests, as in The Prime of Life.
Barney Fuller craves a worthy foe in The Prime of Life, while The Lila Conrad Story’s title character feels she is facing rather too much opposition.