A Touch of Frost: Season 10, Episode 2

Close Encounters (3 Mar. 2003)

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Frost investigates the murder of a security guard at a quarry with an autistic teenager the only witness while DS Williams helps Frost with an unusual series of burglaries.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Alexander ...
Caroline Harker ...
John Lyons ...
Jimmy Yuill ...
Charles Lightfoot
Stuart Mackintosh
Jane Gurnett ...
Laurence Burrell
Rob Spendlove ...
Martin Burrell
Helen Burrell
Colin Stokes
Sheila Whitfield ...
Sally Stokes
Sam Graham ...
Ben Stokes (as Samuel Graham)
Andy de la Tour ...
Oscar Manning (as Andy De La Tour)
Wayne Foskett ...
Les Jameson


Autistic teenager Laurence Burrell is the only witness to an attack on a security guard at Denton's last remaining quarry and is hauled in by the police, later escaping back to the quarry, which he threatens to blow up. Frost is also kept busy when a woman claims that her ex-partner has abducted their young son, and Mr. Mullet is anxious that he investigate a series of burglaries which are strangely related. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Jim Sturgess brilliant performance
6 June 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I think this was an amazing performance by Jim Sturgess. He plays an autistic boy who is witness to a murder, but he is so locked into his beliefs about invading aliens he proves very difficult to question and not much help to inspector Frost. He eventually becomes a suspect in the murder. The scene where he is scared and alone in the cell is particularly poignant. But it is his way of speaking and interactions with Frost and the other Police that really impressed me.

He is totally believable as someone who is mentally impaired and if he didn't win some sort of award for this performance he certainly should have.

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