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  A Touch of Frost - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Touch of Frost is a detective television series produced for ITV in the United Kingdom.
Frost has a cavalier approach to the rules, thinking nothing for example of breaking into a suspect's property without a warrant, and can be rude and aggressive to almost anyone, including innocent subordinates.
A Touch of Frost is shown in Norway on NRK1 every Monday (23:10 or 23:50) but due to the word play being lost in translation it is called Detektiv Jack Frost.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/A_Touch_of_Frost   (874 words)

 tvdvdreviews.com -- A Touch of Frost: Season 1 DVD Review
The British detective show A Touch of Frost is about Detective Inspector William "Jack" Frost (David Jason), a veteran officer of the police force in the fictional UK town of Denton, who uses his experience and intuition to solve cases that baffle his colleagues.
Frost, who would prefer to be out in the field solving cases, balks at what he feels are petty bureaucratic requirements, and instead of following the rules, he follows his instincts.
Meanwhile, Frost's wife is dying from a terminal illness, and the name "Jack Frost" seems most appropriate for the cool-headed man who leaves her with a caregiver as he goes off to work every day.
www.tvdvdreviews.com /touch1.html   (953 words)

 OFF THE TELLY: Reviews/Gold/A Touch of Frost
A Touch of Frost is, in many ways, a simple programme, yet it remains compelling viewing, simply because of the details and variety of characters within each episode.
That Frost does not have a regular partner is another interesting aspect of the programme, allowing a counterpoint to the main storyline to be made by the "new" partner each week.
Frost is probably the best crime drama around, but not because of clever plots and devious motives, because of the mixture of the mundane with murder.
www.offthetelly.co.uk /reviews/gold/frost.htm   (608 words)

 A Touch of Frost (series)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Frost's investigation leads him to a bank manager who may or may not be involved in both cases, as well as an old lady who keeps cats.
Frost is left to weave all of the threads of the various cases together to a startling conclusion (or two!).
A Touch of Frost is a first-rate police procedural with a dynamite performance by Jason as the hot headed Frost, who for all his crustiness has a tart sense of humor, and something of a heart as well.
www.classicsondvd.com /touchoffrost.htm   (621 words)

 A Touch of Frost, DVD Volume 7 & 8 [2005]
Frost is also joined by some interesting new characters on the police force; Sergeant Reid who is assigned as Frost's new partner is the most intriguing of these, but others like Constables Kavanagh (who tries to teach the department about information technology) and Prentice (who bikes to work every day) also help keep things lively.
Frost has a new partner assigned to him, a war veteran named Reid who seems to be a good detective but an out-of-control man in his private life.
However, Frost soon finds that Reid has a history of substance abuse, and by then middle of the story, when Reid is found beaten up in a public toilet, it's not clear whether he was dabbling in drugs or investigating a case of counterfeit cigarettes.
www.filmmonthly.com /Video/Articles/TouchofFrost78/TouchOfFrost78.html   (861 words)

 Touch of Frost Drama Videos
A Touch of Frost is one of Britain’s most successful detective series and stars award-winning actor David Jason as Detective Inspector Jack Frost, a policeman with a knack for attracting trouble.
A Touch Of Frost is an old-fashioned, gritty detective show based in England.
Touch of Frost: Minority of One, Widows & Orphans Season 2
www.fattvideos.com /videos_and_dvds_by/34802/Drama/TOUCH_OF_FROST   (458 words)

 A Touch of Frost: Season 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The informant's child is kidnapped and Frost embarks on a one-man rescue mission.
Widows and Orphans - Frost is reluctant to investigate a rash of break-ins at the homes of elderly citizens due to lack of evidence until an elderly woman is found badly beaten.
A teenaged girl is missing and Frost fears she may be the next victim.
www.dvdgopher.co.uk /showprod.php?prodid=030306757797   (285 words)

 A Touch of Frost (an Episode Guide)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Frost is assigned a new, fl detective constable, Carl Tanner, transferred in to help him investigate a string of commercial burglaries, which lead them to a group of families on the local Eastdean estate that Frost calls "the crime academy".
Frost is assigned a new Detective Constable, Costello, who has been demoted from Inspector for assaulting a senior police officer, and who has an attitude problem with his new role in the police force, not helped by the junior ranks of Denton Police rubbing his face in it.
Frost is called upon by Supt Mullett to investigate the theft of his friend's car from their golf club by a confidence trickster, who leaves behind a trail of satisfied golfing widows, unpaid bar bills and stolen cars.
www.epguides.com /TouchofFrost/guide.shtml   (5074 words)

 tvdvdreviews.com -- A Touch of Frost: Season 3 DVD Review
Frost is dedicated to his job, though, and he has a genuine concern for the victims.
Frost is also busy trying to identify the dead body of a man found in the river.
On a personal level, Frost is becoming more involved with Shirley, and he ponders selling his house and moving in with her.
www.tvdvdreviews.com /touch3.html   (845 words)

 A Touch of Frost Episode Guide - A Touch of Frost Season Episodes - TV.com
Nursing his terminally-ill wife, Det Insp "Jack" Frost's life becomes more stressed when, during a missing-child investigation, he unearths evidence on a 30-year-old case involving a skeleton chained to a locked strongbox that turns out to be empty.
Frost investigates the murder of a teenage girl, and the case of a woman who has been receiving threatening phone calls.
Frost investigates an MP's son who is involved in a hit-and-run accident, and a robbery at a private casino, which occur on the same night.
www.tvtome.com /TouchofFrost/season6.html   (267 words)

Frost's sister-in-law, Marion, has come over from the US for his wife's funeral, but her staying at his house leads to friction, and she returns home prematurely.
While investigating an unrelated complaint about vandalism in a churchyard, Frost discovers the body of the missing girl, and the ensuing murder hunt focuses on the paper round that she failed to complete on the morning of her disappearance and death.
Frost cannot do much to protect Alex Compton, the victim of the threats, and that night the police are called to her house, to find it engulfed in flames, with her husband dead inside and her unconscious on the lawn.
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 Amazon.ca: A Touch of Frost: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
But for those of us with the wit and the grit, the Frost books are a refreshing and welcome throwback to an earlier style, when the protagonist was not a recovering alcoholic with dysfunctional offspring, but was simply an honest copper who went out and got the job done, with a minimum of fuss.
Frost is investigating a local junkie's death, unpopular Detective Inspector Jack Frost watches things go from bad to worse as he stalks a runaway teenager, a burglar, a hit-and-run driver, and a tabloid criminal known as the Hooded Terror.
Beginning with Frost attempting to attend a retirement party and failing as he is required to attend a number of crime scenes, it sets up a number of interlinking (and sometimes not) plots (the investigation of the death of a tramp, the disappearance of a girl, a rape inquiry).
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0553571699   (905 words)

 A Touch of Frost - Reviews on RateItAll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Frost grills his suspects with the type of vigor and tenacity you'll rarely see in a detective series.
Frost is perhaps the most human of the cops in any of the series.
Frost is a semi-inept cop, bad with authority and paperwork, and not above a bit of a fiddle.
www.rateitall.com /i-633172-a-touch-of-frost.aspx   (424 words)

 DVD Talk > Reviews > A Touch of Frost - Season 4
In particular, Frost's relationship with Shirley Fisher seems to have been dropped like a hot rock; there's no appearance of her character here at all.
The season ends with "Deep Waters," in which Frost has a hunch that a nasty knife attack may be connected with other assaults.
The five episodes of A Touch of Frost presented here appear in what I believe is their original aspect ratio of 1.33:1.
www.dvdtalk.com /reviews/read.php?id=13344   (1002 words)

 A Touch of Frost, DVD Volume 6 [2005]
Throughout each of these episodes, we see Frost as an insightful detective, but at the same time, it is clear that he has a very finely tuned social conscience and an almost righteous sense of justice.
In One Man's Meat, too, Frost seems genuinely affected by the plight of the homeless teenagers he sees on the streets of Denton, and even though there is little he can do about them, the nuances in Jason's acting make it clear that Frost is not just an objective observer.
In fact, Frost's dry sense of humor and his attempts to get the better of Mullet provide a sense of continuity throughout the series, so that even though each of the episodes is a perfectly self-contained almost-feature length show, you feel like you are in a familiar set-up.
www.filmmonthly.com /Video/Articles/TouchOfFrost6/TouchOfFrost6.html   (615 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: A Touch of Frost: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Detective Inspector Jack Frost, offically on duty, is nevertheless determined to sneak off to a colleague's leaving party.
A robbery occurs at the town's notorious strip joint, the Coconut Grove, the pampered son of a local MP is suspected of a hit-and-run offence and, to top it all, a multiple rapist is on the loose.
Frost is reeling under the strain, his paperwork is still in arrears and now, more than ever, his self-righteours colleagues would love to see him sacked.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0552145556   (657 words)

 DVD Talk > Reviews > A Touch of Frost - Season 6
A Touch of Frost moves into its sixth season in much the same style as it's handled earlier ones.
Some continuity between seasons is provided, and we also get a touch of character development and interaction as Frost gets himself in hot water because of his tendency to come on too strong in the pursuit of justice.
A Touch of Frost: Season 6 gives fans of the British mystery series another set of four feature-length mysteries to add to their collections.
www.dvdtalk.com /reviews/read.php?ID=16745   (587 words)

 GreenCine | product main - A Touch of Frost - Season 1 (1992)
Bruce Alexander co-starred as Frost's uptight boss, Superintendent Norman Mullett, who, though constantly vexed by Frost's flippant attitude -- not to mention his profanely colorful vocabulary -- could not deny that Frost always got results, even while rubbing the higher-ups the wrong way.
Others in Frost's orbit knew that the detective was at heart an old softie, with humanity and compassion oozing from every orifice.
Among Frost's colleagues were WPC (and later DC) Hazel Wallace (Caroline Harker), DS George Toolan (John Lyons), and Sgt. Brady (James McKenna).
www.greencine.com /webCatalog?id=97250   (210 words)

 A Touch of Frost - Season 2 @ Filmbug
"A Minority of One" – Frost and a fl detective constable investigate residents at the Eastdean Estates housing project, where young, fl men have been accused of a string of commercial burglaries.
"Widows and Orphans" – Frost is reluctant to investigate a rash of break-ins at the homes of elderly citizens due to lack of evidence until an elderly woman is found badly beaten.
Frost always has a right answer to his boss's remarks.
www.filmbug.com /asin/B0001LJCVG   (504 words)

 Touch of Frost Season 1 DVD - Includes Touch of Frost Season 1 Movie Trailer and Touch of Frost Season 1 Movie Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
"A Touch of Frost is one of Britain's most successful detective series and stars award-winning actor David Jason as Detective series and stars award-winning actor David Jason as Detective Inspector Jack Frost, a policeman with a knack for attracting trouble.
A former bank employee with links to the strongbox is murdered and Frost must find his killer.
Frost searches for a missing teenager and a victim of threatening phone calls wakes in the night to find her home engulfed in flames.
www.excaliburfilms.com /GeneralDVD/208983D1+Touch+of+Frost+Season+One+dvd-f.htm   (278 words)

 Paul Humphreys's Weblog
A very good detective series initially based upon the books by R D Wingfield but as they have run out of books new screen stories are being written.
The series started with the loss of his wife to cancer and there is at least one more tragedy for Frost to endure, which I will leave as a secret.
George Toolan a detective sergeant who is also in most of the shows played by John Lyons and perhaps Frost's favourite constable in some of the shows is the pretty Hazel Wallace played by Caroline Harker.
blogs.sun.com /roller/page/paulhu?entry=a_touch_of_frost   (283 words)

 Home Theater & Sound -- A Touch of Frost - Season 4 - ****
Though Jason plays Frost in a dogged manner, there is a touch of whimsy under the surface that makes his character irresistible.
A little grimace or grin or a shrug of the shoulders gives away the detective’s befuddled amusement at the events around him, just as surely as a scowl or good shout lets one know his displeasure with his boss (Bruce Alexander) and criminals in general.
If you love good detective shows and haven’t experienced Frost, you can be grateful that MPI has made it possible for you to see this excellent show in the US.
www.hometheatersound.com /dvd/a_touch_of_frost_season_4.htm   (612 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Touch of Frost: Season 7 & 8 - DVD - Color / Wide Screen
Hard-boiled but compassionate detective Inspector "Jack" Frost (David Jason) returns to TV after a year's absence in a quintet of two-hour episodes as A Touch of Frost inaugurates its seventh season.
In the opener, "Hidden Truth," Frost tries to get his mind off his missing lottery ticket long enough to search for the witness to a gangland hit.
And "Dancing in the Dark" finds Frost and his new partner trying to find a common link between a false-passport racket, an exotic dancer, and sudden death.
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 A Touch of Frost - Season 4 @ Filmbug
Frost uncovers a snapshot of a man with whom she had an affair, but the next day the man himself is found murdered.
The prime suspect is a pillar of the local church, but Frost's conviction that he is the killer is refuted by a water-tight alibi.
The mystery is basically solved when a minor character simply confesses his involvement, and the bad guy (who's been onscreen for less than a minute by now), confesses as well.
www.filmbug.com /asin/B0002VEQV6   (824 words)

 DVD Aficionado - Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Touch of Frost, A - Season 2 (1994)
Touch of Frost, A - Season 3 (1995)
Touch of Frost, A - Series 01 (1992) -- REGION 2
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 "A Touch of Frost" (1992)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mullett: Of course, the irony of it all is that if the girl's mother had been twenty years earlier, that body probably would have remained in those woods for another thirty years.
Frost: That's the first thing that struck me, sir, is the irony of it all.
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 Zap2it.com - Movie news - A Touch of Frost, Season Five
"A Touch of Frost" isn't as good as, say, the brilliant Helen Mirren series, "Prime Suspect," but it beats most American cop shows with its emphasis on more character-development and less on violence and overt sexual carryings-on.
Detective Inspector John (Jack) Frost is a middle-aged, stocky, not particularly nice detective at a fictional southern English city, Denton (not to be confused with a real-life Denton, near Manchester).
Our D.I. Frost is smart and very ably deduces probable suspects from subtleties found around the crime scene and by their behavior.
movies.zap2it.com /movies/news/story/0,1259,---25362,00.html   (205 words)

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