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Dragnet, Volume 10 - 6 hours [Download] #RA314D
Dragnet, Volume 10
 

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Dragnet
Volume 10
 
 
Known for breaking new ground in radio and entertainment, Dragnet was truly a pioneering program in many ways. This was most evident in the actual stories told in each episode, some sentimental, some brutal, all as realistic as show star and creator Jack Webb could make them. Strong stories and great characterizations make up every show featured in Dragnet, Volume 10.
 
The story featured in each episode is, as noted in the famous opening narration, “…true.” Although many shows focused on lesser crimes, Dragnet did not shy away from violence or topics thought forbidden. This program was in every sense a true police procedural and dealt with crimes of all sorts. Dragnet was one of the first radio shows to deal with crimes involving sexual motivations, true psychological issues, drug use among juveniles, and even the murder of children. Never gratuitous in its portrayal, Dragnet dealt with all crimes the same way that Jack Webb delivered Joe Friday’s lines - honestly and starkly.
 
Dragnet portrayed each procedure followed by policemen accurately, but took this accuracy even further. If a policeman read a description from a report, then listeners heard a page flip as descriptions were beyond the first page in an actual report. Steps from one office to the other or up the front steps of the police station numbered exactly the same as they did in real life.
 
The realistic interplay of characters on Dragnet captures a listener’s attention, giving fans that almost fly on the wall feeling as they listen to Friday and his partner investigate and interrogate. Enjoy episodes featuring honest, realistic stories and great performances on Dragnet, Volume 10.
 
#196 The Big Informant
Sunday, March 22, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes
 
#197 The Big Dream
Sunday, March 29, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes
 
#198 The Big Chet
Sunday, April 5, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes
 
#199 The Big Compulsion
Sunday, April 12, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes
 
#200 The Big Rip
Sunday, April 19, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes
 
#201 The Big Scrapbook
Sunday, April 26, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes
 
#202 The Big Carney
Sunday, May 3, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes
 
#203 The Big Joke
Sunday, May 10, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes
 
#204 The Big False Move
Sunday, May 17, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes
 
#207 The Big Will
Sunday, June 7, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes
 
#208 The Big Lilly
Sunday, June 14, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes
 
#209 The Big Revolt
Sunday, June 21, 1953 - 30:00 - NBC, sponsored by Chesterfield Cigarettes

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5 of 5 Great Radio August 6, 2021
Reviewer: Charles Orena from Manhattan Beach, CA United States  
Have been a Dragnet listener since it was broadcast on radio in the 1950's. What makes the program so listenable is the tightness of the story line. Each episode is only 30 minutes long with the original commercials included. There is no wasted story line or dialog. I sometimes listen to Dragnet at night when I go to bed at night. Everything happens very quickly.
With Jack Webb in the lead this the perfect crime drama told from the police point of view. Highly recommended.

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