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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. Frost uses what he knows about the street to find answers to crimes as a member of Denton's CID. His home life's complex, but his daily nemesis is the station's commander; Supt. Mullett, who's constantly worrying. He doesn't appreciate DI Frost's rough and ready manner, which doesn't stop him from trotting him out - with his George Cross,bestowed upon 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

In September, 2008 a press release went out about Jack Frost's retirement. This was not because of lack of storylines or David Jason losing interest in the character (he would have happily played him forever), the problem was Jason's age: at 68, Jack Frost was the oldest copper on the force. He would have retired ten years before or sooner, so he bowed out spectacularly, according to Jason. The deciding factor was a remark that Dennis Waterman made in a newspaper "David Jason as Frost looks like he's the oldest policeman in the world". At the time, Waterman himself was playing a retired policeman who was brought back to work for the police as a civilian in New Tricks (2003). See more »

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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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Referenced in ShakespeaRe-Told: A Midsummer Night's Dream (2005) See more »

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A sublime series
3 August 2000 | by O'HanrahanrahanSee all my reviews

I agree with other reviewers the Touch of Frost series are outstanding. In particular, the interplay between Jack Frost (David Jason) and his boss "Horn-rimmed Harry" are brilliantly observed and often very funny. There is usually an interesting relationship with his sidekick, who changes with each episode. One of the best things about the programme is the way it doesn't patronise the viewer: the characters, especially Frost, are shown as very imperfect. It's also not afraid to end on a melancholy note; Frost, after all, is something of a tragic figure.

I've seen 2nd and 3rd repeats of these, and they're still enjoyable, which is saying something for TV films. Jason is a superb actor, best known for a comedy in the UK (Only Fools and Horses) rather than serious drama, and his comedy touch is superb.

For anybody who delights in engrossing stories and exquisite human characterisation rather than standard police show cliches, Touch of Frost is exceptional. I can't recommend it highly enough.


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