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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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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 ...  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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1.33:1 and 1.78:1
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A Touch of Frost is a British crime drama series that on ITV in the UK from 1992 - 2010 and is based on the novels by R.D. Wingfield and was one of the longest running TV series in television series. The series takes place in the fictional town of Denton and David Jason stars as aging and tough police detective with a mild sense of humor DI Jack Frost as he fights for justice and lock criminals behind bars which gets unappreciated by his superior officer Supt. Mullet. 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 has rushed to a river to rescue a teenage boy]
Supt. Mullett: Don't, Jack - You'll drown!
Frost: Yes, anything to please you, sir!
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Detective with a human touch
7 November 1999 | by JoH-2See all my reviews

What a great detective series! "A touch of Frost" does not contain any stupid gunfights or rediculous unrealistic carchases. In a way, even the "whodunnit-part" is rather secondary in this series. Many of the cases that he must solve are not at all remarkable or especially spectacular. Instead, it all seems to come very close to real life police work. The real strength, then, lies in the very good characterization of the dramatis personae. Victims, criminals and most of all Frost himself are shown as people of flesh an blood. With their problems, their moods, their backgrounds... You really start to care for them, and that's why the rather trivial situations shown here are more powerful than typically poorly characterized people being killed by evil serial killers. With some mild humour inserted in places, you end up with a very good mix.

Highly recommended quality series, worth to stay at home for!


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