Friday, December 16, 2016

Your HOLIDAY SOR-BAY: Dragnet Christmas


little spark of madness

that we could use to artificially maintain our Christmas spirit.

December 16, 1951
Detective series Dragnet appears on television for the first time, as a sneak preview on the anthology show Chesterfield Sound-Off Time. Dragnet had been a popular radio drama since 1949, created by actor-director Jack Webb (who starred in both the radio and the TV series as Sgt. Joe Friday). The TV show debuted as a regular series in January 1952 and ran until 1959.

On Radio

This was a Christmas episode titled "The Big Little Jesus".

The episode was remade on Dragnet 1967Season 2, Episode 15 "The Christmas Story" and aired on December 21st 1967. 

There are three cast members from the original series in addition to Jack Webb reprising their original roles.

While we are on the subject of Dragnet and Christmas, watch  (First aired December, 18th 1952). The Story is as relevant today as it was then.

Stay Tuned

Tony Figueroa
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