From start to finish, Dragnet brings you a real-life police drama of unprecedented realism. When the series hit the air in 1949, there was nothing else like it, anywhere. In this collection, Jack Webb and Barton Yarborough star in twenty broadcasts from the earliest months of radio's landmark police procedural.
Listen in as Joe Friday and Ben Romero keep Los Angeles safe from killers, burglars, swindlers, and common punks. Webb was one of the most distinctive actors, directors, and producers ever to work in American radio. And the episodes you're about to hear will demonstrate that.
Includes an informative Program Guide by radio historian Elizabeth McLeod!
Episodes Include: Police Academy 08-25-49; Auto Burglaries 09-01-49; The Sullivan Kidnapping 09-10-49; Cop Killing 09-17-49; The Brick-Bat Slayer 09-24-49; The Truck Hi-Jackers 10-01-49; The Spring Street Gang 12-01-49; The Jade Thumb Rings 12-08-49; The Garbage Chute Murder 12-15-49; The Roseland Roof Murder 12-29-49; The Big Smart Guy 06-08-50; The Big Purse 06-15-50; The Big Grab 06-29-50; The Big Frame 07-06-50; The Big Bomb 07-13-50; The Big Youngster 08-17-50; The Big Chance 08-25-50; The Big Check 08-31-50; The Big Poison 09-07-50; The Big Make 09-14-50