DI 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 expressed an interest in playing a detective, five books, all crime fictions in different areas by different authors were posted to him. Jason took them on holiday to Florida and read them over the next fortnight by the pool. Before Jason settled on Detective Inspector Jack Frost, he considered a Sherlock Holmes type detective because it was different from anything else he had done. Jason called from Florida saying he wanted Frost. 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 »


Desk Sgt.: Mr Mullet wants to see you as soon as you come in.
Frost: I'll let you know when that is.
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Enough to make you drool
1 March 2003 | by (Vancouver Island, British Columbia) – See all my reviews

Another of my favorite shows and one I try not to miss. I just savor every moment of this wonderful series about a rather dowdy little British detective who constantly runs into trouble with his uniformed superiors and everlastingly rocks "the establishment" within the Denton police force. Quirky, eccentric and not adverse to bursting the bubbles of his snobby and stiff bosses, he's really a copper's copper (without the helmet) and always leads us through such an entertaining series of plot twists and turns, it's really quite irresistible. Oh what fun!!

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