DC Frost has to deal with discovering the source of a handgun owned by a teenager, the culprits involved in an armored car heist, and a fatal accident on an army base.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Alexander ...
John Lyons ...
Major Harvey
Captain Carlisle
Saira Todd ...
Sgt. Donovan
Cherith Mellor ...
Mrs. Meredith
Ian Flintoff ...
Mr. Meredith
Will Knightley ...
Barry Hockey
Les James
Matthew Scurfield ...
Dave Chaplin
Eileen O'Brien ...
Mrs. Hockey
Diana Davies ...
Mrs. James
Daniel Newman ...
Steve Marson


DI Jack Frost is now living above an Indian curry restaurant and his day is off to an inauspicious start when he is held by a gun-toting teenager suspected of dealing in drugs. The police are concerned that there may be others guns being sold on the street. He also has to deal with another armed robbery of a security van and the death of a part-time soldier on maneuvers who was shot when everyone was supposed to be using blanks. Frost suspects the van robberies are an inside job. It's determined that the soldier could not have been shot with a military weapon and the police find an identical pistol to that used by the gun-toting teenager. Frost soon determines the motive and the identity of the killer. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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14 January 1996 (UK)  »

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Barry Hockey: [Ironically] Honesty is a hard habit to break.
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Frost Invades the Military
15 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The principle case here has to do with a death during military maneuvers. Apparently the British have a version of the National Guard (that is Weekend Warriors). They don't get much respect from the regular army guys. There are many layers of social issues here, including the treatment of gays in their military. We are immediately introduced to a young woman who takes her position very seriously. She is antagonistic and cruel. Of course, as viewers, we are immediately turned off by her by-the-book attitude. What Frost faces is a military that wants to solve its own problems. Frost believes the young man has been murdered; the military assumes it's an accident. He must use his usual smash and grab methods to invade a place not normally available to the regular police. The pacing and clarity of direction seems lacking in this episode, making it hard to hold one's attention.

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