Frost takes in a boarder as he investigates the body of a dead teenage girl floating in the canal and a disembodied arm washed up on the shoreline.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Alexander ...
Niall O'Brien ...
Gerry Ryan
Tom Georgeson ...
Jim Scott
Cyril Nri ...
Warren Barber
Ginny Holder ...
Naomi Barber
Martin Gower ...
Geoff Owens
Eluned Jones ...
Christine Owens
Daniel Betts ...
Mark Owens
Victoria Allen ...
Jane Owens
James Tomlinson ...
Rickie Bayley (as Thomas Jamerson)
John Lyons ...
D.I. Alice Beale
James McKenna ...
P.C. Haliday


Frost investigates two murders. The first is a homeless teenage girl, discovered beaten and drowned in Denton's river. The second is an environmental health officer, after a dismembered arm washes up on the shoreline. This discovery leads to the investigation of a local meat processing factory. Written by James D. Lankin

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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14 March 1999 (UK)  »

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When Frost and Toolan drive into the police station toward the end of the episode, the registration plate at the front of the Volvo estate is different to the rear (the front reads "A388 JCK" and the rear "A467 NRN"). See more »


D.I. Frost: Is it true what they say, George?
D.S. Toolan: Yeah?
D.I. Frost: The more you know about people, the more you appreciate dogs.
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Where's the Beef
22 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Two different cases. One concerns the death of a depressed young woman who lives in squalor. She seems hopeless and lost. The second involves a meat inspector who, during his investigation of a big meat transporter, who apparently is into shady dealings. He is found cut up in pieces in varying plastic sacks. This is one where Frost must take the side of a homeless person and battle against the prejudices directed toward her. Others ignore the realities of such a life of hopelessness. The second case involves an effort to cover up some very harsh activities, testing the mettle of a man who has gotten in way over his head.

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