A Touch of Frost

A Touch of Frost

Season 1

DVD - 2004
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A brash English policeman follows his moral compass, shows compassion for the common man, and always solves the case. Care and protection: Det Insp William Edward, "Jack", Frost alternates his police duties in Denton, a town in southern England near Bristol, with nursing his terminally-ill wife, Mary, leaving her in the care of nurse Shirley Fisher during the day. He is assigned a new Detective Constable, Clive Barnard, to assist him in the investigation of a missing young child. Not with kindness: Frost's sister-in-law, Marion, has come over from the U.S. for his wife's funeral, but her staying at his house leads to friction. Frost is assigned another assistant, Det Sgt Gilmore. As DCI Allen is still on medical leave, Denton's incoming cases fall to Frost. These are a missing teenage girl, Paula Bartlett, and the case of a woman who has been receiving threatening phone calls and suffering malicious pranks. Conclusions: A hit and run driver kills an elderly man, after deliberately drawing attention by wild driving on a residential estate. On the same evening the local private casino, the Sherwood Club, is violently robbed of its night's takings. It is immediately apparent that the car belongs to the local MP's son, Roger Massie, whom Frost has charged with motoring offences on more than one occasion, but whose excellent legal team have got him cleared. Frost gets a humorless new partner, DC Webster, to assist him in the investigations.


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Aug 18, 2014

Great start to a wonderful British police detective series.

ElioraImmanuel Jan 09, 2012

Excellent series! Real people, playing real characters. Minimal blood and no guts. Only one "R" rated shot (about 10 sec) per episode. Each season is 3 discs with 3-4 episodes. It helps to know that in the U.K. these episodes are divided among a certain number of weeks and not viewed in its entirety in one show.

Jack Frost is my all-time favorite DI. He is a sharp witted, gritty and entertaining character.

Dec 18, 2011

The 'Jack Frost' series is a superior television presentation that has been a joy for many years. Unfortunately stars age and become too old for their parts. I recommend British detective programs to the over-violenced and over-sexed American programs such as CSI.

Nov 05, 2011

Love this series, good acting, great main character, excellent plots and solutions!

Mar 29, 2011

Old-school English police drama, the kind I love. The humour and charm of Detective Frost took a while to catch on for me, but by the third episode "Conclusions" I was hooked. Terrific, complicated plots with lots of twists that keep your interest.

teacupfaerie Mar 03, 2011

A witty and entertaining mystery show.


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