Dragnet: The Big Fraud (Jack Webb Centennial)

Jack Webb

Friday and Smith investigate when two impersonate police offers and shake down a visiting businessman.

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Audio Drama Review: Black Jack Justice, Season Seven

Season Seven of Black Jack Justice finds the show very well settled in to its successful formula as Jack and Trixie continue to solve crimes in a post-War unnamed American city.

The season avoids some of the fancy experimental episodes from previous seasons and really plays to its strengths. That means well-crafted mysteries and clever wordplay. The closest this season gets to any sort of emotional depth is in the episode, “The Score” when an old war buddy of Jack’s tries to draft him to rob a Nazi war criminal to exact revenge.

All of Season 7 is great listening. If I had to pick a favorite, I’d choose the fifth episode, “A Simple Case of Black and White” which finds Trixie and Jack working for a pro bowler trying to connect with his child. The plot is intricate with a surprising solution. There are characters named (of course) Black and White. That plays out to really good effect.

Overall, if you’re looking for fun diverting mysteries that illustrate how a radio detective show should be done, you’ll enjoy Season 7 of Black Jack Justice.

Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0

The entire Seventh Season of Black Jack Justice is available for free download on their website.

Pete Kelly’s Blues: Gus Trudeau (Jack Webb Centennial)

Jack Webb

An old friend of Kelly’s is suspected of murdering a local Kansas City mobster.

Original Air Date: July 4, 1951

Bonus Audio from the Howard Miller Show from August 8, 1955

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Dragnet: Production 7 (aka. The Attempted City Hall Bombing) (Jack Webb Centennial)

Jack Webb

Friday and Romero are called in to stop a man who claims to have a bomb and is threatening to blow up city hall unless his brother is released.

Original Air Date: July 21, 1949

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Jeff Regan: The Man in the Door (Jack Webb Centennial)

Jack Webb

The Lyon sends Regan down to get a potential client to sign a contract. The client falls dead at Regan’s feet before he can sign it.

Original Air Date: August 28, 1948

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