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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
Filming meant spending a lot of time away from home, at the studios in Leeds or on location in Wetherby, Harrogate, Dewsbury and all local stations. Yorkshire Television made it easy on David Jason by renting out a cottage rather than pay for a hotel, especially since Jason could cook for himself; he just wanted somewhere simple to go at the end of the day to clear his head. Yorkshire Television found Jason an old farmer's cottage without central heating, so he had to light a fire; on warm evenings he sat out in the garden which was always a pleasure. When asked did he get lonely, he said he didn't, because he enjoyed the quiet time. He also had his own driver, on call 24hrs a day, who collected Jason from Buckinghamshire for the 3hr drive to Yorkshire while he worked on his scripts, stop along the way for a bacon and egg roll and a cup of tea ("a very Frost-like meal"). Jason lived in a spartan farm cottage while the cast of Frost stayed at a hotel. 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 »
One of these days you'll realize you need more than your well-known intuition in order to get results.
I used more than my well-known intuition, sir, at least in one of the cases I did - I used my charm.
It's a joke, sir, don't bother to work it out.
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Indeed an excellent series.David Jason who is is well-known to British audiences for his outstanding performance in "Only Fools and Horses" is unique as a true-to-life inspector who combines wit, arrogance, empathy and so many other human traits which are common to us all.No artificial settings here: each episode brings us down to earth by its startling sense of reality.The supporting cast consists of experienced actors with among others an excellent chief-inspector Mullet who is maddened by Frost's seemingly indifferent attitude and in a constant state of extreme tension due to his neurotic desire to please his superiors. The antagonism between Frost and Mullet is the key to many hilarious encounters. Although "Inspector Morse" was also an excellent series, the uncomplicated and sometimes even vulgar Frost offers the advantage of being a character we are more likely to encounter in everyday life. Update: June 2007: David Jason, now 67, has apparently signed a contract to act as Frost in at least two further episodes during the three coming years.
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