DI Frost is an old-school no-nonsense copper who believes in traditional policing methods. Assisted by several officers including the ever-able DS Toolan, Frost uses what he knows about the street to find solutions to complex crimes as a member of the Denton CID. His home life is complex as he cares for his wife until her death and then leads a quiet bachelor's life, with only the occasional attempt at a relationship with another woman. His daily nemesis however is the Station's commander, Supt. Mullett, who is constantly worrying about budgets, staffing levels and crime statistics. He doesn't appreciate DI Frost's rough and ready manner, which doesn't stop him from trotting him out - with his George Cross, Britain's highest civilian honour for gallantry - when it suits him. Written by
Did You Know?
Frost was a chain smoker in the novels. In his 2013 autobiography "My Life" David Jason
revealed they decided to make Frost a non-smoker in the television series as he had recently quit smoking cigarettes in real life. See more
One of these days you'll realize you need more than your well-known intuition in order to get results.
I used more than my well-known intuition, sir, at least in one of the cases I did - I used my charm.
It's a joke, sir, don't bother to work it out.
Referenced in My Family: The Mouthtrap