Frost investigates the death of a young junkie, Ben Cornish. He is assisted by DC Costello, recently demoted after a punch up with a superior officer. The pathologist initially believes that Cornish choked on his own vomit but the autopsy reveals that he was beaten to death. Cornish had been in a good deal of trouble lately. He had stolen from his sister, he was harassing a local doctor and had been forcefully evicted while squatting in an abandoned house. A chance comment from a police constable gives Frost the vital information needed to bring the case to a close. Written by
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D.I. Frost says that he hates machines because he was once attacked by a lawnmower. In reality, the actor who plays Frost, David Jason, once almost lost a toe when a lawnmower sliced the end of his shoe off. See more
Wait, Costello, we all know you've had trouble settling in here, but don't you shake your beads at me, hey, son, because I'm inclined to get ever so irritable.