Six great 30 minute episodes!
Starring: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander
Plot: The story you are about to see is true. Just the facts, ma’am. We were working the day watch… Phrases which became so popular as to inspire much parody set the realistic tone of this early police drama. The show emphasized careful police work and the interweaving of policemen’s professional and personal lives, a formula that worked so well, it’s still the mainstay of today’s police dramas (e.g., Law and Order, The Closer). The show featured the inimitable Sergeant Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and his trusty sidekick, Officer Frank Smith (Ben Alexander).