The Dragnet radio show was a groundbreaking and influential police procedural drama that ran on NBC from 1949 to 1957. Here are some key things to know about it:Main Features:
  • Focus: The show followed the cases of Sergeant Joe Friday and his partners, primarily in the Los Angeles Police Department. It depicted the real-life work of detectives, including the tedious investigation process, interviews, stakeouts, and occasional danger.
  • Realism: Jack Webb, the show's creator and star, aimed for authenticity. Episodes were often based on real cases, with details changed to protect the innocent. The dialogue was direct and unvarnished, mimicking the way police officers actually spoke.
  • Famous Intro: The show's opening sequence is iconic: the announcer's voice declaring "This is the city... Los Angeles... California..." followed by the signature "dun-dun-DUN" theme music.
Impact:
  • Pioneering Police Procedural: Dragnet is considered a pioneer of the police procedural genre, influencing countless TV shows and movies that came after. Its focus on realism and detailed investigation techniques set the standard for crime dramas.
  • Public Perception of Police: The show helped improve the public's image of police officers, portraying them as dedicated professionals working to solve crimes.
  • Catchphrases: "Just the facts, ma'am" and "I want the name and address of everyone who was there!" became iconic lines associated with the show and Sergeant Friday.
Legacy:
  • Dragnet's influence extends beyond the radio. It was adapted into a successful TV series that ran from 1951 to 1970 and again from 1987 to 1989.
  • The show's signature style and realism continue to inspire creators of crime dramas today.

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The Dragnet radio show was a groundbreaking and influential police procedural drama that ran on NBC from 1949 to 1957. Here are some key things to know about it:Main Features: Focus: The show followed the cases of Sergeant Joe Friday and his partners, primarily in the Los Angeles Police Department. It depicted the real-life work of detectives, including the tedious investigation process, interviews, stakeouts, and occasional danger. Realism: Jack Webb, the show's creator and star, aimed for authenticity. Episodes were often based on real cases, with details changed to protect the innocent. The dialogue was direct and unvarnished, mimicking the way police officers actually spoke. Famous Intro: The show's opening sequence is iconic: the announcer's voice declaring "This is the city... Los Angeles... California..." followed by the signature "dun-dun-DUN" theme music. Impact: Pioneering Police Procedural: Dragnet is considered a pioneer of the police procedural genre, influencing countless TV shows and movies that came after. Its focus on realism and detailed investigation techniques set the standard for crime dramas. Public Perception of Police: The show helped improve the public's image of police officers, portraying them as dedicated professionals working to solve crimes. Catchphrases: "Just the facts, ma'am" and "I want the name and address of everyone who was there!" became iconic lines associated with the show and Sergeant Friday. Legacy: Dragnet's influence extends beyond the radio. It was adapted into a successful TV series that ran from 1951 to 1970 and again from 1987 to 1989. The show's signature style and realism continue to inspire creators of crime dramas today. Listen to our radio station Old Time Radio https://link.radioking.com/otradio Listen to other Shows at My Classic Radio https://www.myclassicradio.net Remember that times have changed, and some shows might not reflect the standards of today’s politically correct society. The shows do not necessarily reflect the views, standards, or beliefs of Entertainment Radio leer más leer menos
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