Dragnet: Episode 1, The Big Revenge
Dragnet was an American radio police drama that drew on the case books of the Los Angeles Police Department for its stories. It was later successfully adapted for US television and also became a series of feature films.
The radio series was adapted for Australian audiences from the US scripts. It starred Frank Waters and Joe McCormack, with narration by Howard Craven.
This episode was broadcast in 1952. It was directed by Reg Johnston, who had died suddenly the previous year, on 17 August 1951.
Image: Frank Waters, who played Detective-Sergeant Joe Friday in Dragnet. NFSA Title No 353568. Courtesy: Grace Gibson Productions.
SoundCloud cover Image: Detail from Dragnet publicity. NFSA Title No 356337. Courtesy: Grace Gibson Productions