A Touch of Frost: Season 5, Episode 2

House Calls (16 Feb. 1997)

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A face from the past may be responsible for a series of assaults on children. But, for once, sentimentality dictates Frost's actions.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Susannah Doyle ...
Bruce Alexander ...
John Lyons ...
Peter Gunn ...
Sydney Snell
Gwyneth Powell ...
Nurse Julie
Norman Tyrrell ...
Tom Radcliffe ...
Mark Grover
Melanie Jessop ...
Ian Peck ...
Phil Collard
Paul Moriarty ...
Caroline O'Neill ...
Maggie Hoxton
Bill Stewart ...


Jack is in charge of the case of a three month old corpse found in the coal bin of an abandoned farm house. The body is eventually identified as that of a well known thief, but Jack has little to go on. DS Liz Maud has a case of a child abuser who is injecting children with water. Jack recalls a similar case and when they learn he is now in the area, have an immediate suspect. Jack feels sorry for him however and concludes that he can't be the person they're after. However, when two children are killed, both with indications of having injections, Jack may be in the soup. Supt. Mullett advises him that he will have no choice but to advise the Chief Constable and that it will likely lead to a disciplinary hearing. Fortunately for Jack, he sees a number of holes in Maud's case leading him to the the real killer. Written by garykmcd

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Simply terrific
6 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

D.S. Liz Maud is on hand to deal with a rather complex case involving what could be a paedophile. But she may need Jack Frost's help...

Feeling sympathy for a suspect blinds Jack's usual authority....Two lives are abruptly ended, but the case is not as simply as everybody thinks....Despite being removed from the investigation, it's Jack Frost himself who realises who really is responsible for murder. But can he prove it?

House Calls is another excellent edition of A Touch of Frost, tying all the above facts and more, making for a thrilling and easily understandable conclusion to the case. Combine this with the usual alert responses from David Jason and Bruce Alexander, and equally strong performances from the supporting cast, it's an episode that keeps the viewer interested.

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