With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases.
As WW2 rages around the world, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front as he investigates crimes on the south coast of England. Later series sees the retired detective working as an MI5 agent operating in the aftermath of the war.
DI Frost is an old-school no-nonsense copper who believes in traditional policing methods. Assisted by several officers including the ever-able DS Toolan, Frost uses what he knows about the street to find solutions to complex crimes as a member of the Denton CID. His home life is complex as he cares for his wife until her death and then leads a quiet bachelor's life, with only the occasional attempt at a relationship with another woman. His daily nemesis however is the Station's commander, Supt. Mullett, who is constantly worrying about budgets, staffing levels and crime statistics. He doesn't appreciate DI Frost's rough and ready manner, which doesn't stop him from trotting him out - with his George Cross, Britain's highest civilian honour for gallantry - when it suits him.Written by
Drinking other people's teas and coffees became something of a habit for Frost - a little humanizing moment which chased through the series to make him more than just an efficient cop. This again was an element taken from the original novels, in which Frost would constantly drink colleagues' beverages while their backs were turned, and would also take food or request it (as well as drinks) from witnesses and even suspects, as well as other officers. He did this far more often though in the novels with cigarettes, which he would frequently steal from Mullett and those he came into contact with during the course of his investigations, often resulting in an outraged reaction (to Frost's indifference). See more »
Assuming that Frost had joined the police as a young man, he would have been too short. David Jason is 5'6" and the minimum height for a male police officer in England was at least 5'8" (5'10" in some forces) until 1990. See more »
Times are hard, Clive, my son. Try and be a bit more charitable. You sell what you got available. Tell you what, though, she's nicked my bloody fags! Should have turned right there, by the way. Didn't I say?
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David Jason Here stars as Det.Ins. 'Jack' Frost based on the series of books by R.D Wingfield. The stories are set around and near the fictitous town of Denton in which seems to be full of unplesant people, In which Frost aided by D.S George Toulan and most of the police station hunt down the towns seemingly endless scumbags. What's makes this a much better series than say 'THE BILL' is that you actually care about the main charecters - Frost in Particular who seems a very lonely man who seems his one and only drive in life - is his work, He has a disastrous lovelife, He's so preoccupied by his cases that his dosen't have a lot of time for the woman in his life. David Jason is a joy to watch with his old blue Volvo car and his scruffy clothes he dosen't seem like a copper at all, he is totally believable as the lonely copper. Jason before was a comedy/light drama actor that you can forget his 'typecasting' in Only fools and horses and 'Open all Hours', with his performance here. He as also been voted Best British actor & Best Britsh Comedy actor at the yearly UK TV awards which shows he is one of the most well liked Britsh actors ever, and deservedly so
Rating 10/10 P.S:- Some of the episodes can be quite grim and depressing
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