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?
In September, 2008 a press release went out about Jack Frost's retirement. Not because of lack of storylines or David Jason
losing interest in the character (he would have happily played him forever), the problem was Jason's age: at 68, Jack Frost was the oldest copper on the force. He would have retired ten years before or sooner, so he bowed out spectacularly, according to Jason. 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
[on Mullett's orders to catch graveyard vandals
I've only got three blokes who can barely stand up, let alone chase a box of black magic!