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"A Touch of Frost" Care and Protection (1992)

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Excellent start to an excellent series

Author: jamiecostelo58 from United Kingdom
30 November 2006

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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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Quick Exposition Launches a Great Character

Author: Hitchcoc from United States
6 September 2015

In this inaugural episode we are introduced to Detective Jack Frost who is living a life of pain, dealing with a wife who is terminal and a police captain who finds him a threat to the department, despite his great successes. We also meet a young man who is to become his partner as well as host of other characters. There are two focuses in this episode. The first involves a little girl who goes missing. Her mother is prostituting herself to make ends meet. Because her John comes late (so to speak), she fails to pick the girl up. Because the head detective has medical issues, Frost ends up with the case. We see both his compassion and his insightful way of investigating. There is a second case of a severed arm, handcuffed to a metal box (like the kind in a safe deposit box). This leads to an investigation of a thirty-year-old murder. At the same time Frost is dealing with his dying wife who is in the care of a woman. We understand that Frost has all he can do to involve himself. We know immediately that this is going to be a fun, complex series with great characters, good guys and villains, and intriguing cases.

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frost first episode

Author: ryanlakey24 from United Kingdom
30 December 2012

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DI Jack Frost is sent to look for a missing girl and along the way finds a skeleton that may be part of a 30 year old crime this is the first episode of a touch of frost it is not totally true to the novel but will please viewers all the same with his rebellious attitude and no nonsense style. this episode also introduces DI Barnard who would become a fan favourite the series would later become much lighter later on sadly but you will enjoy the episodes none the less. some drama is added to the episode with frost wife at the point of death it also gives a dramatic scene were frost admits how he won his and why

this is a good introduction to the series

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