Night Beat

1950s NBC crime drama
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Frank Lovejoy starred as Randy Stone, a reporter who covered the night beat for the Chicago Star, encountering criminals, eccentrics, and troubled souls. Listeners were invited to join Stone as he "searches through the city for the strange stories waiting for him in the darkness." Most episodes leaned towards suspense, crime and thriller themes, but Night Beat also featured occasional humorous or sentimental stories. Each episode ended with Stone at his desk as he finished typing a news story based on his latest exploits, and shouting for the copy boy to deliver his story to an editor.

  1. The Ted Carter Murder Case (Audition) (6.9Mb)
  2. The Elevator Caper (Audition) (4.8Mb)
  3. Zero (6.3Mb)
  4. The Night Is a Weapon (6.9Mb)
  5. A World All of His Own (6.9Mb)
  6. The Girl in the Park (6.8Mb)
  7. Number 13 (6.9Mb)
  8. Am I My Brother's Keeper (6.8Mb)
  9. The Man Who Claimed to Be Dead (6.8Mb)
  10. Flowers on the Water (6.7Mb)
  11. The Night Is A Weapon (Special Rebroadcast) (6.8Mb)
  12. I Know Your Secret (6.8Mb)
  13. World Of His Own (Special Rebroadcast) (7Mb)
  14. Tong War (6.7Mb)
  15. Girl In The Park (Special ReBroadcast) (6.7Mb)
  16. Am I My Brothers' Keeper (Special Rebroadcast) (6.7Mb)
  17. Mentallo, the Mental Marvel (6.8Mb)
  18. Elevator Caper (6.9Mb)
  19. The Night Watchman (6.7Mb)
  20. I Wish You Were Dead (6.7Mb)
  21. Harlan Matthews, Stamp Dealer (6.7Mb)
  22. The Girl from Kansas (6.7Mb)
  23. Football Player and the Syndicate (6.8Mb)
  24. Vincent and the Painter (6.7Mb)
  25. The Juvenile Gangster (6.7Mb)
  26. Marty (6.6Mb)
  27. Twill Be the Death of Me (6.7Mb)
  28. Molly Keller (6.8Mb)
  29. The Devil's Bible (6.7Mb)
  30. City at Your Fingertips (7Mb)
  31. Old Blind Pop (6.8Mb)
  32. Gunner's Last Fight (6.7Mb)
  33. Doctor's Secret (6.8Mb)
  34. Old Home Week (6.7Mb)
  35. The Hunter Becomes the Hunted (6.8Mb)
  36. Wanna Buy a Story (6.9Mb)
  37. A Case of Butter (6.8Mb)
  38. The Kenny Day Amnesia Case (6.8Mb)
  39. Elinar Pierce and Family (6.9Mb)
  40. Judge Arnold's Daughter (6.8Mb)
  41. The Doctor's Daughter (6.9Mb)
  42. The Black Cat (6.9Mb)
  43. The Slasher (6.8Mb)
  44. Big John McMasters (6.7Mb)
  45. Juke Box Romance (6.8Mb)
  46. Fear (7Mb)
  47. Will of Mrs Orloff (6.2Mb)
  48. The Search for Fred (7Mb)
  49. Otto, The Music Man (7.1Mb)
  50. Sanctuary (6.6Mb)
  51. Byline for Frank (6.9Mb)
  52. Bill Perrin Amnesia Case (6.7Mb)
  53. Antonio's Return (6.7Mb)
  54. The City At Your Fingertips (6.5Mb)
  55. They (7.1Mb)
  56. Mr and Mrs Carothers (14.1Mb)
  57. Lost Souls (14.3Mb)
  58. Five Days off for Christmas (13.9Mb)
  59. Expectant Father (6.7Mb)
  60. Pay up or Die (6.5Mb)
  61. Long Live the Clown (6.7Mb)
  62. Death of Riley (6.9Mb)
  63. Target for a Week (6.7Mb)
  64. The Jockey Brothers (6.7Mb)
  65. Marvelous Machine (7Mb)
  66. Railroaded (6.7Mb)
  67. Reformer (6.5Mb)
  68. The Old Itch (6.8Mb)
  69. Taste of Peaches (6.5Mb)
  70. Flight from Fear (6.5Mb)
  71. Sombody Stop Ann (6.5Mb)
  72. His Name Was Luke (6.5Mb)
  73. The Man with the Red Hair (6.4Mb)
  74. Ellen (6.6Mb)
  75. Larry the Understudy (6.7Mb)
  76. Policy Wheel Racket (6.7Mb)
  77. The Bug Killings (6.6Mb)

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