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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Dragnet' from 1970-1982:



1970-1982 Episode Guide for 'Dragnet':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns.)





September 18, 1969: Personnel - The Shooting
Season 4, episode 1
W: Michael Donovan   D: Jack Webb

With Virginia Gregg (Virginia Miller), Veronica Cartwright (Melissa Stevens), William Boyett (Sgt. MacDonald), Marco Lopez (Officer Stevens), Robert Swan (Officer Miller), Harry Bartell (Dr. Linsley), John Sebastian (Lawrence Shafner), Dennis McCarthy (Father Thomas).
The wives of two critically-wounded officers find little solace in each other's company as they tensely await word from surgeons.

September 25, 1969: Homicide - The Student
Season 4, episode 2
W: Jack Smith   D: Jack Webb

With Virginia Gregg (Ada Beale), Kevin Coughlin (Jeff Buckram), James McEachin (Jake Mahler), Peggy Webber (Alice Philbin), Jill Banner (Nancy Morton), Herb Vigran (Al Souza), Clark Howat (Lt. Helder), Emily Banks (Anne Tipton).
Friday and Gannon discover the reading tastes of a suspect in a double slaying reveal his possible motives for an apparently senseless crime.

October 9, 1969: D.H.Q. - Medical
Season 4, episode 4
W: Robert C. Dennis   D: Jack Webb

With Morris Erby (George Brownlea), Cyril Delevanti (Basil Jennings), Del Moore (Fred Pick), King Moody (John Murphy), Olan Soule (Dr. Mackin), Grace Albertson (Miss Bradley), Ed Deemer (Officer Quinn), Sydney Soule (Receptionist), Marco Lopez (Officer Sanchez).
Friday and Gannon deal with a psycho threatening a talk show moderator, take a statement from a dying gun victim, and aid a "lost" senior citizen.

October 16, 1969: Burglary - Mister
Season 4, episode 5
W: Burt Prelutsky   D: Jack Webb

With John Hudson (Mr. Daniel Lumis), Virginia Vincent (Janice Lumis), Amzie Strickland (Amanda Tucker), Alma Platt (Mrs. Kandell), Jack Sheldon (Chester Albertson), Michele Grumet (Doris Tucker).
Friday and Gannon track down a burglary suspect and discover the man is also wanted for other crimes.

October 30, 1969: Homicide - Cigarette Butt
Season 4, episode 7
W: Alf Harris   D: Jack Webb

With Don Ross (Officer Carl Freeman), Than Wyenn (Rahmond), Alfred Shelly (Officer Nelson), Vic Perrin (Jack Burke), Henry Corden (Ned Jeffries), Charles Brewer (Officer Ken Phillips), Byron Bradley (Bob Kelly), Donna Anders (Frances Burke).
A slaying victim's smoking habits leave a tell-tale clue leading to his assailant's arrest when Friday and Gannon answer a dead body call at a rundown apartment house.

November 13, 1969: D.H.Q. - Missing Person
Season 4, episode 8
W: Alf Harris   D: Jack Webb

With Jill Banner (Shirley Lawson), Howard Culver (Dr. Harper), Joy Ellison (Barbara Cook), Peggy Webber (Mrs. Atkins), Dee Carroll (Mrs. Lawson), Eve Brent (Mrs. Cook), Don Ross (Officer Barrett), Andrea King (Faye Wallis), Bert Holland (Mr. Duman), Rhoda Williams (Miss Fletcher).
Friday and Gannon investigate a missing person report which takes them to a high school, a fashion salon, an optometrist's office and a psychiatrist.

November 20, 1969: Burglary Auto - Courtroom
Season 4, episode 9
W: Jack Barrett   D: Jack Webb

With Lew Brown (Bob Simmons), Olan Soule (Judge), Stacy Harris (Dan Mungol), Maudie Prickett (Mrs. Chambers), Dick Whittingill (Dr. Patterson), Don Ross (Don Hale).
Friday and Gannon go to court but their key witness against three burglary suspects is temporarily delayed in making an appearance.

November 27, 1969: Internal Affairs - Parolee
Season 4, episode 10
W: Michael Donovan   D: Jack Webb

With Alice Backes (Bertha Johnson), Howard Culver (George Wentworth), Louise Lorimer (Alice Sutton), Clark Howat (Capt. Franklin), Robert Brubaker (Richard Burns Sr.), Tom Basham (Richard Burns Jr.).
Friday and Gannon check out the case of a man about to be released from a Colorado prison but who is still wanted in Los Angeles after 14 years.

December 11, 1969: Bunco - $9,000
Season 4, episode 12
W: Don Kilburn   D: Jack Webb

With Dave Willock (Charlie Feeney), Nydia Westman (Myrtle Periwinkle), Buddy Lester (Frank Bevonna), Davis Roberts (Reverend Martin), Sidney Clute (Al Roth), Stanley Adams (Paul Bakeman), Clark Howat (Capt. Franklin).
An ex-vaudevillian turned alcoholic claims two con men bilked him out of a large sum of money he claims he found on the sidewalk.

January 8, 1970: Narco - Missing Hypo
Season 4, episode 13
W: Michael Donovan   D: Jack Webb

With Len Wayland (Walt Aldrich), Mickey Sholdar (Peter Randolph), Don Ross (Don Jones), Vic Perrin (Ralph Thursdon), Marshall Reed (Fred Deemer), Virginia Vincent (Shirley Aldrich), James McEachin (Officer Miles), Kelly Sebring (Nancy Harris).
Friday and Gannon search for a 19-year-old parolee from a rehabilitation center who is feared to be using dope again. The trail leads to skid row and the underworld of narcotics pushers.

January 22, 1970: Burglary - Helpful Woman
Season 4, episode 14
W: Michael Donovan   D: Jack Webb

With Dick Whittinghill, Ann Morgan Guilbert (Bessie McDermott), Nydia Westman (Martha Anderson), Ralph Moody (Chester Anderson), Julie Bennett (Evelyn Gentry), Art Balinger (Capt. Green), Don Ross (Carl Freeman).
Friday and Gannon search for a woman who picks on elderly people as her victims in a rare theft scheme. While the officers ask help of the news media to publicize the suspect's method of operation, they receive a call from the 17th victim within two weeks.

January 29, 1970: Homicide - Who Killed Who?
Season 4, episode 15
W: Michael Donovan   D: Jack Webb

With Herb Vigran (Paul Woods), Marco Lopez (Pedro Martinez), Jim B. Smith (Capt. Brown), Don Ross (Sgt. Doherty), Marshall Reed (Sgt. Hughes), Alfred Shelley (Carl Freeman), Chuck Bowman (Jerry).
Friday and Gannon answer a multiple homicide call at an old apartment house and discover two dead bodies, a wounded manager and a wrecked television set, but little else to go on.

February 5, 1970: Burglary - The Son
Season 4, episode 16
W: Robert C. Dennis   D: Jack Webb

With Robert Brubaker (Howard Haven), Dorothy Morris (Dorothy Haven), John Gilgreen (Albert Maddox), Robert Heinz (Ross Haven), Howard Culver (Pawnbroker), Lew Brown (Sgt. Odom), Don Ross (Don Wallace), Sam Edwards (Henry Lipscomb), Fred Holliday (Pete Steadman), Luana Patten (Cheryl Randall).
Friday and Gannon answer a burglary call in an upper middle-class neighborhood and the suspect's trail leads to a small-time narcotics pusher. When the stolen shotgun is pawned, the officers uncover events revealing the way narcotics users support their habits.

February 12, 1970: A.I.D. - The Weekend
Season 4, episode 17
W: Richard Morgan   D: Jack Webb

With Judith McConnell (Betsy Nichols), Jack Sheldon (Robert Bass), Rhoda Williams (Rhoda Bass), Herbert Ellis (Dan Patrick).
Joe Friday is a weekend guest of his partner Gannon for rest and recreation, but their plans go amiss with frequent interruptions, including one by an attractive magazine solicitor.

February 19, 1970: Narco - Pill Maker
Season 4, episode 18
W: Alf Harris   D: Jack Webb

With Sam Edwards (Fred Watkins), Felton Perry (Howie Frazer), Stacy Harris (Michael Cooper Smith), Maudie Prickett (Thelma Benstead), Don Ross (Tom Evans), Lew Brown (Lt. Kennedy).
Friday and Gannon track down the "big" man behind a factory turning out dangerous personality-changing drugs after an addict points out a house in a residential neighborhood.

February 26, 1970: Burglary - The Dognappers
Season 4, episode 19
W: Michael Donovan   D: Jack Webb

With Luana Anders (Eula van Meter), Art Gilmore (Capt. Green), Bert Holland (Myron Bentley), Tim Donnelly (Harry Jennings), Don Ross (Charlie King), James Minotto (Carl Barth).
Friday and Gannon track a pair of thieves who steal dogs out of parked cars and then collect rewards from the owners.

March 5, 1970: Missing Persons - The Body
Season 4, episode 20
W: Robert C. Dennis   D: Jack Webb

With Anthony Eisley (Thomas Dutcher), Luana Patten (Ruth Dutcher), Virginia Gregg (Mrs. Campbell), Ben Wright (Paul Overbeck), Olan Soule (Ned Harris), Howard Culver (Matt Levecque), Don Ross (Sgt. Wolfer), John Nolan (Walt Wright).
Friday and Gannon must learn the identity of Jane Doe No. 37, a young woman found dead in the water off a pier. The only clues are a wad of paper clutched in her hand and a ring of unusual design.

March 12, 1970: Forgery - The Ranger
Season 4, episode 21
W: Don Kilburn   D: Jack Webb

With Stacy Harris (Clifford Ray Owens / Barney Regal), Judith McConnell (Karen Fields).
Friday and Gannon question a man who claims to be a forest ranger but is a suspect in a con game.

March 19, 1970: D.H.Q. - Night School
Season 4, episode 22
W: Richard Morgan   D: Jack Webb

With Leonard Stone (Professor Grant), Harry Bartell (Carl), J.C. Curtiss (Jerry Morgan), Sidney Clute (Norm Cavanaugh), Shannon Farnon (Barbara), Marion Charles (Kelly), Robert Clarke (Bob), Tim Donnelly (Jack).
Sgt. Friday's chance to further his education is jeopardized when he arrests a narcotic suspect on campus.

March 26, 1970: I.A.D. - The Receipt
Season 4, episode 23
W: Michael Donovan   D: Jack Webb

With Virginia Gregg (Agnes Emerson), Marshall Reed (Sgt. Bivins), Len Wayland (Officer Malone), Art Balinger (Capt. McTighe), Don Ross (Lt. Beeson), Marco Lopez (Garage Attendant).
Friday and Gannon, working out of the Internal Affairs Division, investigate two detectives accused of stealing $800 from a dead man.

April 2, 1970: Robbery - The Harassing Wife
Season 4, episode 24
W: Alf Harris   D: Jack Webb

With Peggy Webber (Jean Sawyer), Herbert Ellis (John Sawyer), Don Ross (Carl Freeman), Julie Bennett (Susan Fowler), Art Gilmore (Capt. Brown), Sidney Clute (Sam Golden), James McEachin (Officer), Marco Lopez (Officer).
An ex-convict's alcoholic wife accuses him of committing several robberies, and Friday and Gannon separate the truth from the allegations.

April 9, 1970: Burglary - Baseball
Season 4, episode 25
W: Robert C. Dennis   D: Jack Webb

With Virginia Gregg (Mrs. Mascall), Jack Sheldon (Darryl Walton), G.D. Spradlin (Arthur Leo Tyson), Jill Donohue (Claire Reavis), William Boyett (Ed Lovold), Stuart Nisbet (Fred Hinckle), Chuck Daniel (Charles Edwards).
Friday and Gannon track down a safe burglar who has a strange motive for his crime -- just for sport!

April 16, 1970: D.H.Q. - The Victims
Season 4, episode 26
W: Michael Donovan   D: Jack Webb

With Howard Culver (Tim Walker), Ralph Moody (Ernie Barnes), Herb Vigran (Erv Fowler), Art Balinger (Lt. Lovretovich), William Boyett (Officer Green), Virginia Capers (Florence Bell), David Bond (Willard Wilbanks), Michael Bow (Carl Brooks).
Friday and Gannon investigate a series of crimes, including two homicides, an armed robbery and a purse snatching. (Last show of the series.)


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