The Great Detectives Present Dragnet (Old Time Radio)-logo

The Great Detectives Present Dragnet (Old Time Radio)

Arts & Culture Podcasts

Host Adam Graham makes his second journey through every episode of Dragnet as well as quite a few bonus episodes and programs.

Location:

United States

Description:

Host Adam Graham makes his second journey through every episode of Dragnet as well as quite a few bonus episodes and programs.

Language:

English


Episodes

Dranget: .22 Rifle for Christmas (EP4316)

2/17/2024
Todays Mystery: A boy disappears before Christmas with his present - a .22 rifle. Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 22, 1949 Originating from Hollywood Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield; Peggy Webber; William Johnstone Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Paul, Patreon Supporter Since March 2016 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

Duration:00:43:54

Dragnet: The Garbage Chute Murder (EP4310)

2/10/2024
Today's Mystery:An organist is found murdered in her apartment, and the police can figure out the killer got in. Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 15, 1949 Originating from Hollywood Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Blaine, Patreon Supporter Since January 2017 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

Duration:00:33:12

Dragnet: The Jade Thumb Rings (EP4304)

2/3/2024
Today's Mystery:Friday and his partner Romero race against the clock to recover $8,000 worth of stolen Chinese jade. The only lead? A vicious criminal and a six-year-old witness with a wild imagination. Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 8, 1949 Originating from Hollywood Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: George, Patreon Supporter Since October 2015 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

Duration:00:39:12

Dragnet: The Spring Street Gang (EP4298)

1/27/2024
Today's Mystery: Friday and Smith search for a juvenile gang that's been committing burglaries, robberies, and rapes. Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 1, 1949 Originating from HollywoodStarring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Herb Butterfield Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Rich, Patreon Supporter Since March 2020 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

Duration:00:37:27

Dragnet: The Mother-in-Law Murder (EP4292)

1/20/2024
Todays Mystery:An elderly woman with an acrimonious relationship with her daughter-in-law is found murdered. Original Radio Broadcast Date: November 24, 1949 Originating from Hollywood Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Raymond Burr as Ed Backstrand, Chief of Detectives; Herb Butterfield as Lt. Lee Jones Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Don, Patreon Supporter since October 2021 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

Duration:00:35:52

Dragnet: The Big Bar (TV Soundtrack) (EP4286)

1/13/2024
Today's Mystery:Friday and Smith look for a man who has committed a series of bar robberies and killed several of the victims. Original Television Broadcast Date: October 8, 1954 based on a Radio Play from November 10, 1949 Originating from HollywoodStarring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Ben Alexander as Frank Smith; Walter Sande; Harry Bartel; Dee Thompson; Eugene Iglesias; Dennis Weaver; Natalie Masters Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Russell, Patreon Supporter since October 2016 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

Duration:00:36:38

Dragnet: The Big Lamp (TV Soundtrack) (EP4280)

1/6/2024
Todays Mystery:A criminal is acquitted, leaves LA, and returns. Friday and Ed Jacobs think he’s up to his old tricks. Original Television Broadcast: June 19, 1952 (radio script originally aired October 20, 1949) Originating from HollywoodStarring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Barney Phillips as Sergeant Ed Jacobs; Herb Butterfield as Lieutenant Lee Jones; Tol Avery; Eddie Firestone, Jr.; Ralph Moody; Parley Baer; Peggy Webber Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.netW Welcome to our new Patreon supporter: Aiden Patreon Supporter of the Day: Neil, Since September 2016 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

Duration:00:37:16

Dragnet: The Big Little Jesus (EP4268)

12/23/2023
Today's Mystery:Friday and Smith search for a statue of the child Jesus stolen from a church on Christmas Eve. Original Radio Broadcast Date: December 22, 1953 Originating from HollywoodStarring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Ben Alexander as Officer Frank Smith; Herb Vigran; Ralph Moody Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Welcome to our newest Patreon Supporter, Liz! Patreon Supporter of the Day: Sergey since May 2020 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

Duration:00:44:54

Dragnet: The Truck Hijackers

12/16/2023
Todays Mystery: Friday and Romero suspect an inside job in a series of truck hijackings. Original Radio Broadcast Date: October 1, 1949 Originating from Hollywood Starred: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Raymond Burr as Ed Backstrand, Chief of Detectives; William Herb Butterfield Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Dianne since July 2023 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

Duration:00:42:09

Dragnet: The Brick Bat Slayer (EP4256)

12/9/2023
Today's Mystery: Friday and Romero search for a serial killer who breaks into the homes of women and murders them with a red brick. Original Radio Broadcast Date: September 24, 1949 Originating from HollywoodStarring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Raymond Burr as Ed Backstrand, Chief of Detectives; Herb Butterfield as Lee Jones Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Supporter of the Day: Pat, Patreon Supporter Since September 2020 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net .Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Discussion: Talking about how the podcast has changed, since I started. Volume One Podcast Feed Season 1 Commentary Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

Duration:00:43:21

Dragnet: James Vickers (EP4250)

12/2/2023
Today's Mystery: Friday and Romero have to find out why a man shot down a traffic cop. Original Radio Broadcast Date: September 17, 1949 Originating from HollywoodStarred: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday, Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero, Raymond Burr as Ed Backstrand, Chief of Detectives, Harry Morgan, and Herb Vigrand Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Welcome to our new Patreon Supporter, Kathleen Patreon Supporter of the Day:George, Patreon Supporter since November 2016 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call 208-991-4783 Become one of our friends on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter@radiodetectives

Duration:00:36:40

Dragnet: The Sullivan Kidnapping (EP4244)

11/25/2023
Todays Mystery:The daughter of the vice-president of a bank is kidnapped. Original Radio Broadcast Date: September 10, 1949 Originating from Hollywood Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Raymond Burr as Ed Backstrand, Chief of Detectives; Herb Butterfield; Herb Vigran ost-episode Question: Should AI be used to reconstruct lost episodes of old time radio from existing scripts? Gotham Radio Players Recreation of The Big Cop (Recreation begins at 35:43) Hot Copy Radio Theater American Radio Theater Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Welcome to our latest Patreon supporter, Christine Patreon Supporter of the Day: Tom, Patreon Supporter since December 2019 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-478 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

Duration:00:42:02

Dragnet: Eric Kelby (EP4238)

11/18/2023
Todays Mystery:A man reports his wife missing, but investigators suspect murder. Original Radio Broadcast Date: September 3, 1949 Originated from Hollywood Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Harry Morgan as Captain Kearney; Herb Butterfield Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Welcome to our new Patreon Supporters: Ken and Laura Patreon Supporter of the Day: Peter-Patreon Supporter Since April 2020 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

Duration:00:40:29

Dragnet: Myra, the Redhead (EP4232)

11/11/2023
Todays Mystery:Friday and Romero have caught two teenagers breaking into their car. Can they use them to find the mastermind behind hundreds of car burglaries? Original Radio Broadcast Date: September 1, 1949 Originated from Hollywood Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Raymond Burr as Ed Backstrand, Chief of Detectives; Herb Butterfield Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Patreon Support of the Day: Adrienne- Patreon Supporter since January of 2020 Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

Duration:00:39:44

Dragnet: Police Academy (EP4226)

11/4/2023
Today's Mystery:Friday and Romero hunt for a gang of blitz robbers, while an army buddy of Friday's enters the police academy. Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 25, 1949 Originated from Hollywood Starring: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday; Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero; Raymond Burr as Ed Backstrand, Chief of Detectives; Jeff Chandler; Herb Vigran Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

Duration:00:39:10

Dragnet: Production 11 (aka: Sixteen Jewel Thefts) (EP4220)

10/28/2023
Todays Mystery:Friday and Romero investigate a series of nightly jewelry thefts. Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 18, 1949 Originated from Hollywood Starred: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday, Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero, Raymond Burr as Ed Backstrand, Chief of Detectives, Harry Morgan, Jack Kruschen, Herb Butterfield Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

Duration:00:38:29

Dragnet: Production 10 (aka: The Maniac Murderer) (EP4214)

10/21/2023
Todays Mystery:Friday and Romero hunt for a murderer who strangles and then disfigures his victims. Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 11, 1949 Originated from HollywoodStarred: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday, Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero, Raymond Burr as Ed Backstrand, Chief of Detectives, Herb Butterfield as Lee Jones, Harry Morgan Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net .Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

Duration:00:35:49

Dragnet: Production 9 (aka: Benny Trounsel) (EP4208)

10/14/2023
Todays Mystery:An informant is murdered but leaves behind clues to a narcotics ring operating in the city. Original Radio Broadcast Date: August 8, 1949 Originated from Hollywood Starred: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday, Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero, Raymond Burr as Ed Backstrand, Chief of Detectives, Herb Butterfield, Stacy Harris, Herb Vigran Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net .Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

Duration:00:39:49

Dragnet: Production 8 (aka: The Big Missing, Missing Person Juanita Lasky) (EP4202)

10/7/2023
Todays Mystery:A mother in Utah reports her adult daughter missing. Original Radio Broadcast Date: July 28, 1949 Originated from HollywoodStarred: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday, Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero, Raymond Burr as Ed Backstrand, Chief of Detectives Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net .Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey at http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call at 208-991-4783 Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectivesFollow us on Twitter @radiodetectives

Duration:00:40:47

Dragnet: Production 7 (aka: City Hall Bomb) (EP4196)

9/30/2023
Todays Mystery: Friday and Romero have less than half an hour to stop a man who's thratening to blow up City Hall unless the police release his brother. Original Radio Broadcast Date: July 21, 1949 Originated from Hollywood Starred: Jack Webb as Sergeant Joe Friday, Barton Yarborough as Sergeant Ben Romero, Raymond Burr as Ed Backstrand, Chief of Detectives, Herb Butterfield as Lieutenant Lee Jones Support the show monthly at patreon.greatdetectives.net Support the show on a one-time basis at http://support.greatdetectives.net. Mail a donation to: Adam Graham, PO Box 15913, Boise, Idaho 83715 Take the listener survey…http://survey.greatdetectives.net Give us a call 208-991-4783Become one of ourfriends on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram at http://instagram.com/greatdetectives Follow us on Twitter@radiodetectives

Duration:00:38:23