Two animal rights activists are murdered following a protest of a fox hunt.

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Bruce Alexander ...
Matt Bardock ...
Lindy Whiteford ...
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Alex Ormrod
Allie Byrne ...
Ruth Ormrod
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Stephen Milmore
Richard Graham ...
Tony Walder
Jean Leppard ...
Pam Walder
Tat Whalley ...
Nick Walder
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Dazza Scott
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Kate
Del Henney ...
John Kearns
Duncan Bell ...
Peter Winrow
Phillip Joseph ...
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DI Jack Frost investigates the murder of Nick Walder who was part of a group of saboteurs trying to disrupt the local hunt. DC Clive Barnard, the Chief Constable's nephew, is re-assigned to Denton CID. Suspicion falls on many, including the local hunt organizers and some of the saboteurs themselves as there was a schism within the group. A second saboteur, a local landscape gardener, is also murdered but when police uncover several barrels of antiques carefully packed and buried at the garden centre, the investigation takes a different turn. One of the hunt members, Stephen Milmore, owns an art gallery and also employs Ruth, the daughter of hunt organizer Alex Ormrod. Frost now needs to connect these events to identify the murderer. Written by garykmcd

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15 January 1995 (UK)  »

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Michael Byrne and Allie Byrne who play father and daughter Alex and Ruth Ormrod are father and daughter in real life. See more »

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At about 25:00, the camera crew is visible in reflection as they move behind Mahatma's blue van (and again as the camera moves back to the sidewalk). See more »

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Tony Walder: We need the money.
DI Jack Frost: A lot of people need the money. They don't become contract killers.
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The Evils of Fox Hunting
10 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This all starts when a group of animal rights saboteurs attempt to disrupt a big hunt. From then on it gets confusing. It reminded me a little of all those movies about the IRA. Which side are they on? Because it seems that there are moles in each party. This is about the privilege of the rich and the boredom they encounter. Of course, Mullett wants people to approach with kid gloves because these wealthy are the ones he must answer to. Anyway, when brothers turn on brothers, it becomes incredibly sad. There is a point at which Frost loses all of his objectivity and becomes incredibly cruel to his partner, Mullett's nephew who returns for this episode. The social milieu is one that I haven't encountered to this point, but it ultimately gets down to betrayal and mistaken identity.


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