Category Archives for "Dragnet"

37. The Big Bull & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  Dragnet: The Big Bull   ~   I Love A Mystery: Bury Your Dead, Arizona Ep 5   ~   The Halls of Ivy: The Faculty Raffle   ~   Gunsmoke: Joe Phy

Very soon we will add our very astute intelligent descriptions of the various programs featured our our Show #37.  When they are completed, you will find them right here.

In the meantime, however, you don't have to wait on us.  Feel free to give a listen right now!

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36: Car Thieves, Squatters & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  Dragnet: The Big Strip   ~   I Love A Mystery: Bury Your Dead, Arizona Ep 4   ~   The Halls of Ivy: The Bentheimers & The Census   ~   Gunsmoke - No Indians

In Show #36, we feature four great OTR programs. Included are the likes of Joe Friday, Matt Dillon and Professor William Todhunter Hall along with his wonderfully ebullient wife, Victoria,   

We will also visit Jack Doc & Reggie who we find stranded in the small desert town of Bury Your Dead, Arizona where they are the victims of The Maestro and Nasha.   It's a great lineup!

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35. Mrs. Foster’s Lost Dog & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  The Halls of Ivy: Mrs. Foster's Lost Dog   ~   Dragnet - The Big Roll   ~   I Love A Mystery: Bury Your Dead,  Arizona Ep 3   ~   Gunsmoke:  Matt for Murder

Very soon now we will be adding our witty and clever descriptions of the various programs featured on our Show #35.  Be sure to continue watching this space in anticipation of these keen observations.

In the meantime, however, feel free to give a listen and discover these gems on your own!‚Äč

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34. Bury Your Dead, Arizona & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  I Love A Mystery: Bury Your Dead, Arizona Ep #2   ~   Dragnet: The Big Saw   ~   The Halls of Ivy: D-Day   ~   Gunsmoke: The Queue

We are currently working feverishly on developing some sagacious obsevervations on the programs featured in Show #34.  Hopefully they should be done and posted here fairly soon.  

In the meantime, feel free to explore by giving a listen:

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25. The Big Gangster & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  Dragnet: The Big Gangster   ~   I Love A Mystery: Thing That Cries in the Night ep 8   ~   Gunsmoke: The Robber Bridegroom

As you have probably figured out by now, the descriptions of the individual programs on our Show #25 are still in the works. We have a lot of shows to write about --- so don't be made at us.  

In the meantime, let me treat you to the programs on this show.  Go ahead and listen below. It's fine with us. 

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20. The Thing That Cries in the Night & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  I Love A Mystery: Thing That Cries in the Night Ep 3   ~   Dragnet: The Big Cup   ~   The Jack Benny Show:  At the Races with Ronald & Benita Colman   ~   Gunsmoke - Skid Row

Jack Doc & Reggie are up to their elbows in mystery and intrigue in an old Hollywood mansion where the witness the thing that cries in the night.  Also, Jack Benny heads to Santa Anita with Mary and Rochester and meets up with Ronald and Benita Colman in a hilarious episode of the Benny Show.  

We also have dandy episodes of both Dragnet and Gunsmoke.  It's a great line up, so give a listen.

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13. The Big Gent & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  Dragnet:  The Big Gent   ~   The Fred Allen Show: George Jessel Guests   ~   Gunsmoke:  Jealousy

Two back-to-back episodes of Dragnet start out our Show #13.  Of course Dragnet set a trend for reality in police programs -- first on radio and later on TV.   

Detective Joe Friday and his partner Ben Romero are assigned to the robbery detail.  A hold-up has been committed in a neighboring city that resulted in a bystander being shot to death with two others wounded. The bandits are ruthless and well armed.  Friday and Romero are assigned with the task to get them.

It's always fun to hear Barton Yarborough, and here he plays a role he originated -- that of Joe Friday's partner.

This episode has also been referred to as "The Gentleman Bandit" since one of the main suspects comes from a wealthy family worth millions.  It's a great Dragnet story. 

Enjoy the outstanding sound quality on of both episodes.

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5. The Liar From Blackhawk & Other Stories

Listen to These Programs:  Gunsmoke: The Liar From Blackhawk   ~   Dragnet: The Big Mask   ~   Fort Laramie: Boredom

Hank Shinn is a newcomer in Dodge City. He spends an awful lot of time bragging about his reputation as gunman --- and he has most of the town convinced.  Matt Dillon, however, is not so easily swayed. Matt suspects Hank may be lying.  The question is why?  This is a pretty good episode of Gunsmoke

One of my favorite radio dramas was Dragnet.  In this week's show we feature two episodes of that classic old time radio program, titled The Big Mask, parts 1 and 2.  

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