A Touch of Frost: Season 3, Episode 4

No Refuge (22 Jan. 1995)

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Although the three armed robbers who held up a glass factory are caught, there is no trace of the 15 thousand pounds they stole.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Alexander ...
Sally Dexter ...
Lindy Whiteford ...
Bill Boxley
Susan Brown ...
Stella Boxley
Dorian MacDonald ...
Kevin Boxley
Charlotte Cornwell ...
Marion Parfitt
Amanda Harris ...
Liz Kelsey
Rachel Robertson ...
Rachel Mostyn
Stephen Jameson ...
Stuart Penrice
David Carr ...
Michael Heathfield
Huggy Leaver ...
Des Conrad
Helen Cartwright
James Hayes ...
Jimmy Dunne


An employee is shot dead during an armed robbery at a local family-run glass works business. One of the witnesses, the business owner, is threatened, and he goes into hiding. Frost must understand the family's tangled web of personal relationships in order to find who is doing the threatening. Meanwhile, Shirley Fisher's mother dies, and Frost does not attend the funeral. Also, DS Lawson mixes business and personal relationships, with serious consequences. Written by JDL

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Constable: [in a cautionary tone] Sir, shouldn't we wait for armed support?
D.I. Frost: [Sarcastically, while continuing to walk into the crime scene] Good point.
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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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Good Police Drama Amid Issues
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A man who runs a box factory treats employees like dirt. They pretty much give their lives for him and he fires them at a moment's notice. One day, his own son is killed during a robbery. His other son, who already resents him but is a bit spineless, is filled with anger. It becomes obvious that the proprietor may become a target. He goes into hiding. He is truly a cad and a womanizer and has no moral compass. He is also pretty rich. Frost finds himself in the middle of this, having to protect clients he can barely stand. When things don't go their way immediately, the blame starts. There's even a call to Mullett. There are numerous suspects and figuring out the culprit is part of the fun. There is also a subplot involving the lesbian partner of Frost and her relationship with a woman in a family she has assisted. This leads to some real violence and a possible breach of ethics. There is also an intense scene with Frost's love, Shirley, as she confronts him about his missing her mother's funeral. Lots of stuff going on.

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