A Touch of Frost (1992– )

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Detective Inspector Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.

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 DI Frost / ... (42 episodes, 1992-2010)
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 Supt. Mullett / ... (42 episodes, 1992-2010)
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 D.S. Toolan / ... (39 episodes, 1992-2010)
Arthur White ...
 Ernie Trigg / ... (27 episodes, 1994-2010)
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 Sgt. Brady / ... (25 episodes, 1996-2010)
David McKail ...
 Dr. McKenzie / ... (20 episodes, 1992-2008)
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 Pathologist / ... (18 episodes, 1992-2006)
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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 garykmcd

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David Jason liked launching rockets while making the show; sometimes to great acclaim, sometimes not. He liked to build ships and planes which than developed into rockets and than launchable rockets between two and five feet tall, with an engine and an explosive component that could fly between 500 and 900ft in the air; Jason liked the rockets best because you could get a performance out of them. Jason assembled them with tools packed in an old makeup case and from specialist parts from obscure sources across Yorkshire. Jason launched them for cast and crew at the back of Leeds Hospital for three years when they filmed in the mortuary. Jason later built a launch pad from an old lighting stand and added a launcher with a key, lights and a 2-tone alarm. They were the dampest thing you had ever seen. The masterpiece was a Saturn V replica with one of the biggest engines so it was a complex build. It launched like the real thing by hovering above the pad and set off into the sky. Jason liked launching that one most, especially when they came back, which was never a sure thing, with a parachute that emerged from the nose cone. After constant use, it failed to launch at all, and was reluctantly retired. See more »

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Assuming that Frost had joined the police as a young man, he would have been too short. David Jason is 5'6" and the minimum height for a male police officer in England was at least 5'8" (5'10" in some forces) until 1990. See more »

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DS George Toolan: Mr Mullett's in a flap!
Frost: I know! I'm still pulling feathers out of my hair!
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Fantastic
15 September 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

David Jason Here stars as Det.Ins. 'Jack' Frost based on the series of books by R.D Wingfield. The stories are set around and near the fictitous town of Denton in which seems to be full of unplesant people, In which Frost aided by D.S George Toulan and most of the police station hunt down the towns seemingly endless scumbags. What's makes this a much better series than say 'THE BILL' is that you actually care about the main charecters - Frost in Particular who seems a very lonely man who seems his one and only drive in life - is his work, He has a disastrous lovelife, He's so preoccupied by his cases that his dosen't have a lot of time for the woman in his life. David Jason is a joy to watch with his old blue Volvo car and his scruffy clothes he dosen't seem like a copper at all, he is totally believable as the lonely copper. Jason before was a comedy/light drama actor that you can forget his 'typecasting' in Only fools and horses and 'Open all Hours', with his performance here. He as also been voted Best British actor & Best Britsh Comedy actor at the yearly UK TV awards which shows he is one of the most well liked Britsh actors ever, and deservedly so

Rating 10/10 P.S:- Some of the episodes can be quite grim and depressing


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