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A Touch of Frost 

DI Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
David Jason ...  DI Frost / ... 42 episodes, 1992-2010
Bruce Alexander ...  Supt. Mullett / ... 42 episodes, 1992-2010
John Lyons ...  D.S. Toolan / ... 39 episodes, 1992-2010
Arthur White Arthur White ...  Ernie Trigg / ... 27 episodes, 1994-2010
James McKenna James McKenna ...  Sgt. Brady / ... 25 episodes, 1996-2010
David McKail David McKail ...  Dr. McKenzie / ... 20 episodes, 1992-2008
David Gooderson David Gooderson ...  Pathologist / ... 18 episodes, 1992-2006
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Storyline

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 garykmcd

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

6 December 1992 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Detetive Frost See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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1.33:1 and 1.78:1
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Trivia

When David Jason decided to branch out from comedy roles such as Granville in Open All Hours (1973), Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses.... (1981) and Pop Larkin in The Darling Buds of May (1991), the producers offered him his first major drama role in a police series, without having a character or setting in mind, and only later decided to dramatise R.D. Wingfield's books. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Frost: 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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Referenced in Cash Trapped: Episode #2.24 (2017) See more »

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SUPERB DETECTIVE DRAMA
7 February 2002 | by Big Movie FanSee all my reviews

Along with the American series Columbo, A Touch of Frost is a truly excellant drama. Frost is exactly how you'd imagine a real life Detective Inspector to be.

The cases which Frost investigates are truly thrilling. There are so many twists and turns in the plot you can never be sure who is guilty and who is innocent. Frost is all about systematic police work and just like Columbo, the reason for Frost's success is the superb storylines. It's great to see Frost methodically trying to solve a case with good old fashioned police work. Frost is no man of action but the superb detective work more than makes up for the ommission of any action scenes.

The other thing that is vital to Frost is the humour particularly in scenes between Frost and Superintendent Mullett.

All in all, one of the greatest detective dramas ever.


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