Returning from holiday, Frost investigates a drowning death in the river, but the autopsy reveals she was drowned in a bathtub.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Alexander ...
James Barr
David Beames ...
Alec Barr
John Lyons ...
Eoin McCarthy ...
Father Sullivan
Gwyneth Powell ...
Yolanda Vazquez ...
Jeanette Barr
Noel Johnson ...
Father Clark
Richard Sheridan
Fiona Barr
Charlie Fairclough
David McKail ...
Jackie Sheridan


Just back from a holiday in Spain with his friend Kitty Rayford, DI Jack Frost investigates the death of Jeanette Barr, found on a nearby riverbank. The autopsy reveals that although she downed, it more likely happened in her bathtub and in the river. In the course of the investigation, Frost learns that she was having an affair with Richard Sheridan, a graphic designer who worked for her husband and his brother but he has an alibi for the time of her death. Jeanette's husband, Jack Barr, is known to Frost from when he investigated the murder of his first wife 10 years previously. Unfortunately someone is already serving a sentence for that killing and Jack finds himself suspended while an internal investigation takes place. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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23 February 1997 (UK)  »

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Frost and the Church
20 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very good episode with Frost coming under investigation from the British version of internal affairs. A man spent ten years in prison because of a case where evidence was probably manipulated to get a confession. Also, a harsh businesswoman has been murdered (it was made to look like suicide) and her murder pits two brothers against one another. The two interesting aspects are the heavy handedness of the investigation into Frost (who is having none of it, even though he is suspended), and a confession made before the murder where a man says he is going to commit the act. The priest, of course, is caught in the old seriousness of the sacrament of confession. He has to weigh very carefully how he is going to present this if called upon. Another interesting aspect of this case is the old methods of police work versus the rights of possible criminals. A visit to a retired priest is excellently presented and a high point of the episode.

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