A Touch of Frost (1992–2010)
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Stranger in the House 

DI Frost has been making no progress in finding a serial rapist in the Denton area, so Mullet assigns WPC Wallace to him to broaden his perspective.


Don Leaver


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




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Jason ... D.I. Frost
Bruce Alexander ... Supt. Mullett
Neil Phillips Neil Phillips ... D.C.I. Allen
Caroline Harker ... W.P.C. Hazel Wallace
Lindy Whiteford ... Shirley Fisher
Amelda Brown ... Pauline Cook
Terence Budd Terence Budd ... Martin Cook
Vanessa Hadaway Vanessa Hadaway ... Joanne
Gavin Richards Gavin Richards ... Les Wingham
Bill Leadbitter Bill Leadbitter ... Gordon Perryman
Len Collin Len Collin ... Nick Daish
Bill Stewart ... Sandy Longford
Melsada Pantry Melsada Pantry ... Clare Bamtema
Brian Bovell Brian Bovell ... Terry Bamtema
Angela Clarke Angela Clarke ... Tara Holdsworth


A sexual predator is on the loose in Denton. There have been a series of rapes and in all cases, he has broken into a home and waited for the victim to come home. The only exception is Emma Fox who, while driving home late one evening, finds that a man has hidden in the back seat of her car. The same evening, 17-year old Alison Cook has gone missing.A girlfriend thought she saw a man in an upstairs window but assumed it was her dad and thought nothing more of it. WPC Hazel Wallace is assigned to Frost and he decides to set a trap. Meanwhile, Frost is invited to a reunion in London for all Victoria and George Cross holders and the Chief Constable lets it be known that he expects Jack to attend. Only problem is that Jack has no idea where he's put his medal and can't find it. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery








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30 January 1994 (UK) See more »

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D.I. Frost: [Angrily] Then why are you letting Mullett take me off the case?
D.C.I. Allen: Because at the end of the day you're just a detective inspector, not King of Denton.
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Hazel Wallace in a Finely Crafted Episode
10 September 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This episode features a series of rapes of young women. The story shows the ugly implications of rape and how its web is far reaching, from the victim to her family and beyond. Frost again must make his way through red tape and the recalcitrant Mullett to be able to get to the truth. This show features Caroline Harker who plays Hazel Wallace. She is a really neat character who is willing to go the extra mile for her job. Frost has great respect for her and her dedication. She also understands his unconventional methods. She agrees to become a decoy to draw out the rapist, at the risk of her own life. There is an unforgettable scene at the end. The strength of this series is that the police work is so well done and Frost leaves no stone unturned.

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