With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.
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
There was a courtroom spin-off considered called "The Usher" but within three months of the end of the show, Yorkshire Television changed hands and amalgamated with ITV, so "The Usher" never went ahead. 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 »
I've had a telephone call from the vicar of St. Paul's. He's very concerned about this outbreak of vandalism in the old churchyard.
I'm not surprised, sir. It's a very grave business.
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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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