Classic Radio

The classic radio series, enacting the cases of the dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday. The series which gave audience members a feel for the boredom and drudgery, as well as the danger and heroism, of police work, is regarded by many as the most famous and influential police procedural drama in media history. Dragnet earned praise for improving the public opinion of police officers. Actor and producer Jack Webb's aims in Dragnet were for realism and unpretentious acting. He achieved both goals, and Dragnet remains a key influence on subsequent police dramas. read less