DI Frost must deal with a desperate mother and solve a 20 year old missing persons case following the discovery of a teenage girl's remains.

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Bruce Alexander ...
John Lyons ...
Keith Barron ...
David Crewes
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Julia Watson ...
Vicar Lucy Daniels
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Charlie Collingham
Paula Wilcox ...
Gloria Collingham
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Simon Slater
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Babs Sellwood
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Jason Cohu
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Joshua Ray
Vince Leigh ...
Tom Brody (as Vincent Leigh)
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Roman Cassell (as Dhafer L'Abidine)
Sarah-Jayne Steed ...
Kate McGreavy
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Two young men are tricked by their girlfriends into stripping themselves nude for a midnight swim, during which the girls run off with the boys' clothes, leaving them to streak through Denton. One is arrested but the other, Roman Cassell, gets back to his office where,the next day ,he is found beaten to death. Suspicion falls on Jason Cohu and his father-in-law Joshua Ray, who blame Cassell for the death of Jason's wife and were in the vicinity of the office that night. Joshua admits to the murder but Frost believes he is innocent, misguidedly protecting his son-in-law and CCTV footage proves him right. At the same time Carl Meyer is released from a twenty year prison term. When he was a young boy he was accused of murdering a little girl with whom he used to play and with whose corpse he was found. Her cousin disappeared on the same day and he was also accused of killing her. The girls' family conduct a vendetta against him to which he shows no malice, claiming, as he had done all ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Supt Mullett: Uh, ninety percent of the form consists of questions requiring a simple yes/no answer; uh, a, a tick in the box. I-i-it couldn't be simpler.
[audience laughs]
Supt Mullett: Where no answer is possible or the section is irrelevant, you simply jump to the next, um, next, uh, relevant question. Uh, now I know there may appear to be rather a lot of pages...
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A Classic Episode That Looks Back 20 Years
2 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A quirky man has just been paroled after twenty years. He was convicted of killing a young girl and possibly a second one (her body was never found). This is one of those cases where decisions were made by a young cop, causing him to ignore evidence. The convicted returns to the neighborhood, taking over his mother's house and garden. Of course, there is great resentment toward him. The parents of the girls, are especially upset and the neighbors that are left harass the young man. The problem for Frost is that he has an epiphany at some point when he realizes his bullheadedness and intractability may have caused the conviction of an innocent man. The strength of this episode is the way things unfold and how forensics, now advanced, are used to get to the truth.


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