A Touch of Frost: Season 14, Episode 3

In the Public Interest (26 Oct. 2008)

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The naked bodies of three young men are found, arranged in a triangle, in a grave at an old burial site and an American anthropologist insists to Frost that these are ritual killings. ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Alexander ...
John Lyons ...
Adrian Lukis ...
James Callum
Tam Williams ...
Michael / Michele
Mel Martin ...
Deputy Editor
Rosemary Morrow
Diesel Bob
Lauren Ward ...
Miriam Walker
Julia Dalkin ...
Lucy Jane Bowen ...
WPC Collins
Arthur White ...
Julia St John ...
David McKail ...
James McKenna ...


The naked bodies of three young men are found, arranged in a triangle, in a grave at an old burial site and an American anthropologist insists to Frost that these are ritual killings. However the fact that she has a book to promote and reports of unrest among local Eastern European immigrant workers suggest that the murders are not mystical at all. Ever the maverick, Frost enjoys crossing swords with James Callum, an unpleasant local business man who is going to tear down the local youth club to make way for new offices. When Callum's fitness instructress mistress, Rosemary, is found dead on her houseboat, and evidence also suggests that another of Callum's girlfriends died in suspicious circumstances some years earlier Frost cannot wait to pounce. First, however, he must get past Callum's adoring personal assistant, Michael. Perhaps a spot of breaking and entering would help Frost find the clues he is after. Written by don @ minifie-1

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[first lines]
DS Toolan: [on mobile] OK, panic over. He's here.
Officer - offscreen: Morning, Sir.
Insp Jack Frost: Good morning.
DS Toolan: Morning, Jack.
Insp Jack Frost: Morning, George. What've we got?
DS Toolan: Mass grave.
Insp Jack Frost: How many?
DS Toolan: Three. So far, anyway.
Insp Jack Frost: Three! It's hardly a *mass* grave then, is it?
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A faithful conclusion to another Frost series
7 November 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

In The Public Interest marks the end of the 14th series of A Touch of Frost, and sees the detective on the case of possible satanic rituals, with the discovery of three bodies found positioned in the shape of a triangle. But the case may have a completely different explanation.

There is also the case of a woman's death in a houseboat fire. But in his quest to find out what happened, Frost realises that there could be a personal vendetta against him.

The featured storyline comes to quite a graphic conclusion, where damning secrets are forced out into the open and not everything is as it seems. Alert responses from David Jason and the supporting cast make this episode another fine edition with interesting twists to the tale.

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