A Touch of Frost (1992–2010)
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Frost is frustrated in his interrogations of two men that stabbed a young woman during a robbery and a predatory professor possibly involved in an assault on a pretty co-ed.


Don Leaver


R.D. Wingfield (characters), Christopher Russell (screenplay)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Jason ... D.I. Frost
Bruce Alexander ... Supt. Mullett
John Lyons ... D.S. Toolan
Tamzin Malleson ... Helen Tudor
Charlotte Bellamy Charlotte Bellamy ... Jamie Merrick
Damian Lewis ... Adam Weston
Darren Tighe Darren Tighe ... Tony Jarvis
Jonathan Hyde ... Dr. Keith Michaelson
Gillian Bevan Gillian Bevan ... Suzanne Michaelson
Simon Coates ... Simon Marsh
Stephanie Turner ... Mrs. Jarvis
Jay Simpson ... Peter Bainbridge
Francis Magee ... Rod Bainbridge
Katrina Levon Katrina Levon ... W.P.C. Lindsey Hunter
Matt Bardock Matt Bardock ... D.S. Clive Barnard


DI Jack Frost investigates the stabbing of a woman during a robbery at a sub-post office. He is convinced that they have the culprits in custody but is frustrated by the limits placed on his ability to gather evidence. He also looks into an attack on the very pretty Helen Tudor who was pushed down the stairs at her university. She has no idea who may have pushed her but had recently rebuffed a professor, Dr. Michaelson, who had a reputation for getting too "close" to his students. In the course of the investigation, Frost learns that a woman very similar in appearance to Helen drowned some two years previously, even though she was a very good swimmer. Clive Barnard, now a DS in Boxborough, assists Frost in locating a possible suspect, a student who knew both girls. Frost finally finds himself a flat but also gets some unexpected lodgers. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery








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4 February 1996 (UK) See more »

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Did You Know?


Jonathan Hyde appeared on Midsomer Murders in a Tale of Two Hamlets and Tamzin Malleson later played pathologist Kate Wilding on the show. See more »


When Frost is in the professor's office, he examines the bookshelf. First, there are two copies of the same book ("Psychology") just a few inches apart, Next, when Frost removes a book called "Violent Death" and opens it, it's clear that a phony cover was placed on a real book upside-down. See more »


Supt. Mullett: ...and, Jack, can we stay one step ahead of the press from now on?
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References How I Won the War (1967) See more »

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An Engaging Episode
17 September 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

One of the good things about this series is that things don't always go according to plan, and justice isn't always done. The episode begins when a woman of Indian descent is knifed in the post office where she and her husband work. The men who commit the crime are caught, dead to rights, but through the ability to avoid questioning and lack of anything but circumstantial evidence, it is nearly impossible for them to put them in jail. Frost's old fashioned stretching of human rights makes it hard for him to accept. A public defender really gets to him (because his position is right but hard to take) and tells him that he is so close minded he may be be ignoring real evidence and playing judge, jury, and executioner. A second plot involves an attractive young college student who, one day, is pushed down some stairs and then faces a series of threats made against her. Someone is obsessing but it is much more complicated and involves a murder from many years before. Very good storytelling.

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