Tag: Dragnet

Dragnet: The Big Knife (EP4424)

Today’s Mystery:

Joe Friday and Ben Romero are summoned to a local high school where there have been a series of knifings of female students.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 11, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero

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Dragnet: The Big Badge (EP4418)

Today’s Mystery:

A man impersonating a police officer is robbing and assaulting couples in parked cars. Joe Friday and Ben Romero have to catch him.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: May 4, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Peggy Webber; Herb Butterfield

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Dragnet: The Big Job (EP4412)

Today’s Mystery:

While the police are trying to apprehend a fugitive, a police officer is murdered. Joe Friday and Ben Romero set out to bring the fugitive to justice.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 27, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield

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Dragnet: The Big Trial (EP4406)

Today’s Mystery:

Joe Friday and Ben Romero search for a driver who committed a hit-and-run.

Original Radio Broadcast Date:April 20, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero

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Dragnet: The Big Watch (EP4400)

Today’s Mystery:

Sergeant Joe Friday and his partner Ben Romero are on the trail of a vicious gang of robbers targeting military officers.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 13, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield

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Dragnet: The Big Book (EP4394)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday and Romero investigate the flood of filthy books into Los Angeles high schools.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: April 6, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield; Stacy Harris; Harry Morgan

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Dragnet: The Big Gangster, Part Two (EP4388)

Today’s Mystery:

When a notorious mobster is gunned down, sparking fears of a gang war, Joe Friday and Ben Romero race against time to find the killers. Smoke screens, false leads, and a mysterious woman are at the center of it all.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 30, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield; Jack Kruschen; Virginia Gregg

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Dragnet: The Big Gangster, Part One (EP4382)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday and Romero have to find out who is trying to kill a major gang kingpin before they succeed and start a gang war.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 23, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Stacy Harris; Herb Butterfield

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Dragnet: The Big Boys (EP4376)

Today’s Mystery: Friday and Romero get a tip on four young fugitive gunmen from San Francisco.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 16, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield; Harry Bartell

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Dragnet: The Big Thank You (EP4370)

Today’s Mystery: A parole officer asks Friday and Romero to look into the apparent disappearance of a woman who had a convicted murderess paroled to her.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 9, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield; Jack Kruschen; Don Diamond

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Dragnet: The Big Kill (EP4364)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday and Romero investigate the murder of a police officer in his home.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: March 2, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Stacy Harris; Jack Kruschen; Herb Butterfield

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Dragnet: The Big Grifter (EP4358)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday and Romero face off against a veteran con-man.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 23, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield

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Dragnet: The Big Girl (EP4352)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday and Romero investigating a series of robberies, beatings, and shootings committed by a beautiful woman.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 9, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield

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Dragnet: The Child Killer (EP4346)

Today’s Mystery:

Friday and Romero search for two missing girls.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: February 2, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Jack Kruschen; Herb Butterfield; Bill Johnstone

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Dragnet: The Big Man, Part Two (EP4340)

Today’s Mystery:

Having gotten key information, Joe Friday and Ben Romero join an interdepartment task force to bring down the top narcotics dealer.

Original Radio Broadcast Date: January 19, 1950

Originating from Hollywood

Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield

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