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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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Series cast summary:
 DI Frost / ... (42 episodes, 1992-2010)
Bruce Alexander ...
 Supt. Mullett / ... (42 episodes, 1992-2010)
John Lyons ...
 D.S. Toolan / ... (39 episodes, 1992-2010)
Arthur White ...
 Ernie Trigg / ... (27 episodes, 1994-2010)
James McKenna ...
 Sgt. Brady / ... (25 episodes, 1996-2010)
David McKail ...
 Dr. McKenzie / ... (20 episodes, 1992-2008)
David Gooderson ...
 Pathologist / ... (18 episodes, 1992-2006)


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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When David Jason decided to branch out from comedy roles such as Granville in Open All Hours (1976), Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses.... (1981) and Pop Larkin in The Darling Buds of May (1991), the producers offered him his first major drama role in a police series, without having a character or setting in mind, and only later decided to dramatise R.D. Wingfield's books. See more »


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 »


Frost: No, it's not him. He's too stupid.
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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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