Dragnet was created and produced by Jack Webb, who starred as the terse Sgt. Friday. Webb had starred in a few mostly short-lived radio programs, but Dragnet would make him one of the major media personalities of his era.Webb was a stickler for accurate details, and Dragnet used many authentic touches, such as the LAPD's actual radio call sign (KMA-367), and the names of many real department officials, such as Ray Pinker and Lee Jones of the crime lab or Chief of Detectives Thad Brown. Dragnet was perhaps the most famous and influential police procedural drama in American media history. The series gave millions of Americans a feel for the boredom and drudgery, as well as the danger and heroism, of real-life police work. Dragnet earned praise for improving the public opinion of police officers. Actor and producer Jack Webbâs aims in Dragnet were for realism and unpretentious acting. He achieved both goals, and Dragnet remains a key influence on subsequent police dramas in many media ...
Jack Webb's Dragnet was a pioneering police drama, that first appeared as a detective radio show. Host Adam Graham will take you through the episodes of this old time radio mystery in the order of their original airing. The Dragnet radio show is entirely (as far as we know) in the public domain. If we become aware of any shown not in the public domain, it'll be prompty removed. This Podcast was created using www.talkshoe.com
Podcast – The Old Time Dragnet Show With Adam Graham
Jack Webb's Dragnet was a pioneering police The description you're about to read is true...In March, 2007, Adam Graham began his journey through all existing episodes of the Dragnet radio show and has been going ever since. Each week he serves up a new episode served along with listener feedback and idiosyncratic every man commentary. Also, every month a public domain episode of the 1950s Dragnet TV show is posted.