British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley (Nathaniel Parker) and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers (Sharon Small).
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 WWII rages, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front; investigating crime on the south coast of England. Later series, see the retired detective working as an MI5 agent 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
David Jason said the show was one of the UK's favorite drama serials. They had come on a bit of a journey, and it was nice to reach this point in the road. 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 »
[on Mullett's orders to catch graveyard vandals]
I've only got three blokes who can barely stand up, let alone chase a box of black magic!
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Indeed an excellent series.David Jason who is is well-known to British audiences for his outstanding performance in "Only Fools and Horses" is unique as a true-to-life inspector who combines wit, arrogance, empathy and so many other human traits which are common to us all.No artificial settings here: each episode brings us down to earth by its startling sense of reality.The supporting cast consists of experienced actors with among others an excellent chief-inspector Mullet who is maddened by Frost's seemingly indifferent attitude and in a constant state of extreme tension due to his neurotic desire to please his superiors. The antagonism between Frost and Mullet is the key to many hilarious encounters. Although "Inspector Morse" was also an excellent series, the uncomplicated and sometimes even vulgar Frost offers the advantage of being a character we are more likely to encounter in everyday life. Update: June 2007: David Jason, now 67, has apparently signed a contract to act as Frost in at least two further episodes during the three coming years.
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