A Touch of Frost: Season 14, Episode 1

Mind Games (12 Oct. 2008)

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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
Jonathan Slinger ...
Carl Meyer
Julia Watson ...
Vicar Lucy Daniels
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Charlie Collingham
Paula Wilcox ...
Gloria Collingham
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Babs Sellwood
Ariyon Bakare ...
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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: 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 welcome return for the detective
23 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

David Jason returns as Frost for the first time since 2006 which sees the detective reeling at the release of a man suspected of murdering two teenage girls 20 years previously. There is also the case of an amusing prank that leads to the death of a local businessman.

With friends, family and the local community disgusted by the fact that convicted killer Carl Meyer has been released from jail, they are desperate to discover the remains of the second victim, whose body was never found. However, there will be a surprise in store, especially when forensic evidence seems to point out rather disturbing facts that leave Frost questioning his previous judgement.....

Interesting twists to the tale certainly keeps the viewer enthralled, and we are left wondering whether or not Meyer's conviction was perhaps a miscarriage of justice with the real killer still on the streets or the fact that the quiet and subdued suspect really is guilty. Actor Jonathan Slinger's portrayal as Meyer certainly raises those questions.

Mind Games is a welcome return for what is now the 14th series of A Touch of Frost, and it continues the wonderful trend we've come to expect from the series. 8/10


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