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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 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)
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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 garykmcd

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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 »

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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 »

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Frost: I'd like to stay and talk, but I've got to be in church in ten minutes.
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One of the best British Crime series
22 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm an avid watcher (and reader) of British Detective/Crime movies, serials and novels... and this is one of the best. Second only to the Inspector Morse series, David Jason has created a singular character in Jack Frost. Frost is a tenacious and insightful detective whose reserve of empathy and feelings make him appear to be a bit of a misanthrope. In fact, in this respect I think that there are some real similarities between Morse and Frost, though their characters are in most ways quite different.

A Touch of Frost isn't a police procedural-- it's much more psychological. The relationship between Frost, his boss (Superintendent Mullett), his colleagues, a potential romantic interest (rarely is the difficulty of someone's attempts to make romantic contact more realistically portrayed) and his rotating group of partners is often just as interesting as the mystery at hand.

I don't think I've ever been compelled to comment in IMDb before... but this series should be seen by anyone who enjoys mystery series!


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