A Touch of Frost: Season 1, Episode 1

Care and Protection (6 Dec. 1992)

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DI Jack Frost has to cope with the impending death of his wife as he investigates the disappearance of a young girl and a 30 year old cold case.

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Bruce Alexander ...
Matt Bardock ...
Claire Hackett ...
Linda Uphill
Ralph Nossek ...
Gerald Powell
Lindy Whiteford ...
Helen Blatch ...
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DI Jack Frost investigates the disappearance of Tracy Uphill who vanished when her mother was late arriving at the community centre to collect her. He's also assigned DC Barnard, the Chief Constable's nephew, who receives a frosty reception from his fellow officers. In the course of searching for the girl, they uncover human remains that have been buried for 30 years or more. The remains are those of a bank clerk who had vanished with a large sum of money. When the assistant bank manager is murdered with the same gun used to kill the bank clerk, Frost must determine who else might have been implicated in the robbery. All during this time, Frost has to deal with his dying wife and an ever-increasing workload when his chief inspector falls ill. Written by garykmcd

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When the Superintendent enters the lock code at the start of the episode electronic tones can be heard, the lock is in fact a mechanical lock not an electronic one and as such should not emit tones. See more »

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Frost: Well, you can't keep anything hidden, at least not forever.
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Referenced in David Jason: Frost and Me: How It All Began (2008) See more »

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Excellent start to an excellent series
30 November 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

David Jason donned a moustache and a scruffy look to play Detective Inspector William 'Jack' Frost, in his first major role after Only Fools and Horses, to a rather sceptical audience at the time, but now is one of the most popular characters on British TV.

Frost has the case of a missing girl to solve, and along with D.C. Barnard, they also uncover a 30-year-old skeleton buried in the woods. On top of that, Jack receives some devastating news....

Adapted from the book written by R.D. Wingfield, Care & Protection marked an extremely promising start for the Frost series, although you do still see a little bit of Del Boy in David Jason, who will probably never shake that role off! I personally am a massive fan of A Touch of Frost, and this episode kicked off a memorable and terrific TV police drama.


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